Tips on How to Get a Free NYC Lawyer or Attorney
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as legal advice, and is subject to our terms and conditions.
Believe it or not, there are free lawyers in New York (all you have to do is
be willing to look)!
For whatever reason, you may be seeking free or low cost legal help
in or around the New York area. During your pursuit, be
sure to maintain patience, courtesy, and resolve. It is my hope that
this website will provide guidance and direction. Please feel free
read the resources and or to contact any attorneys featured
on this site. If you have a questions about this article or a resource featured, let us know! Read on for tips on how to
access low or no cost legal help.
Check Your Local Volunteer Lawyers Association
Many states have free volunteer lawyer associations that may be able
to help you in your legal matter. However, many of these
associations will require you to exhibit need. This need can be
financial or otherwise, and is a great solution for those who apply.
If you are not sure if you apply, don't hesitate to contact the
organization. Remember, vigilance is key.
Call Local Law Schools
Some law schools offer low or no cost (free) legal help. The apparent
downside, is that your case may be handled by an inexperienced
student or lawyer. Depending on the nature of your legal issue, this
may also be a great alternative.
Don't Hesitate to Contact an Attorney and Ask
Evil lawyer jokes aside, it is important to remember that lawyers
are people too. Don't hesitate to contact firms to discuss your
legal issue. The lawyer may pick up your case pro bono (without
cost/ free) or at a reduced price after hearing your issue. Additionally,
the lawyer may offer a free consultation to potential clients: a
great avenue to discuss your issue and the related costs. If the
lawyer is unwilling to take your case, be ready to ask if he
or she knows of any cost alternatives to their services.
Select your Desired Area of Law and Contact a Lawyer Who
Specializes on Your Legal Need
During this process make sure to stay calm and
respectful. Attorneys make up a very tight knit community, and
there is no use in sabotaging your efforts. Finally, don't be
afraid to call an attorney and ask. Even if the attorney does
not advertise free legal services, visit their website and contact
them at your earliest convenience. The attorney may at least be able
to point you in the right direction. There is nothing wrong with
asking, and there is definitely no need to get discouraged if your
first attempts don't pan out.