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Legal Aid and other Low-Cost Legal Help

Legal aid offices are not-for-profit agencies that provide free legal help to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

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Understanding Federal, State and Local Laws

Your legal issue may fall under federal, state or local law. Learn about the difference between them.

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The Differences between Criminal and Civil Court

Learn about the difference between criminal and civil law and what happens in each type of court.

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Preparing for Court

How to prepare for court if you do not have an attorney.

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Court Fees and Getting Court Fees Paid

If you cannot afford court fees, you may be able to get them waived by the court.

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Overview of Legal Services Statewide Websites

There are statewide legal information websites in every state to help people find resources and services.

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Getting Legal Assistance in Your Language

Many legal aid offices must provide language access services to people who do not speak English well.

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Your Right to Assistance in your Language

If you are seeking services from a government agency or an organization funded by the U.S. government, you must be provided with assistance in your language.

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Working with an Interpreter in a Legal Setting

Many lawyers and legal aid offices use interpreters to talk to people who do not speak English well.

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Finding Immigration Help

Many not-for-profit agencies across the U.S. provide free or low-cost immigration help.

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