Unless you’ve been dealt a raw deal yourself, you likely don’t even know that those affected by the “new” economy, unemployment, low wages, or poor health may need legal help.
We don’t usually make the connection between financial hardship and the law. The reality however is that those who live below or at the poverty line have legal issues they’re not prepared or qualified to handle.
Hiring a lawyer is costly which means that those suffering financial hardship don’t have the means to hire legal help. Does it mean that if you don’t have money, you can’t fight for justice? NO!
Free Legal Help In Los Angeles Area is available! Although not everyone needing legal help will be lucky enough to find a lawyer willing to help them free of charge, there are several options out there that don’t involve money.
The Websites I’m listing below provide FREE legal assistance in several service areas of law. Some of the areas of law addressed are:
- Home Ownership
- Individual Rights
- Housing & Eviction Defense
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Immigration Law
- Government Benefits
- This is a link to the legal services provided by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles http://www.lafla.org/service.php. They have six offices throughout Greater Los Angeles as well as Self Help Legal Access Centers in even more locations.
- This is a link to the free legal help available from Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County http://www.nlsla.org/programs/practices (They too have many locations and very likely a legal self help center near you!)
- Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice http://www.laclj.org/programs/family-law is another resource if you’re looking for free legal help.
- The last link is a listing of free legal assistance providers throughout California http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/probono/directory/california.html. You’ll have to do quite a bit of searching and reading but the types of legal help provided and how to qualify for them are clearly stated.
What to do with the links and information provided above?
- Find the type of legal service you need
- Find out whether you’ll qualify to receive free legal help
- Once, you find a resource that would help you address your specific problem: apply for help!
- Expect that you’ll have to be patient
- Expect that you’ll be doing some of the work yourself
If your efforts are guided by someone with a legal expertise, you’ll have a good chance of prevailing. Do your due diligence and good luck!