Get Free Legal Advice Online from the American Bar Association

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If you’re in a low-income, low-savings household, your state might provide free legal advice. The American Bar Association site Free Legal Answers will answer up to three non-criminal legal questions a year. Questions and answers are confidential except as required by law.

The ABA launched this “virtual legal advice clinic” in September 2016, incorporating existing state programs and starting new ones. Metafilter lists the 30 participating states and five that are coming soon. Lawyers interested in participating can apply here.

If you don’t meet the ABA’s qualifications, try LegalAdvice.com, Ask A Lawyer, or Lawdingo instead.

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