Legal Service Aid Organizations

For those facing legal challenges but cannot afford to pay for legal services, there are numerous organizations that may be able to provide free or low-cost assistance.

These organizations cover a wide range of legal issues, including civil rights, elder law, consumer protection, and more. Eligibility for services may vary based on an individual's income, legal matter, or other factors. If interested, consider contacting an organization that aligns with your legal needs to explore the possibility of obtaining free or low-cost legal support.

National Organizations

These organizations offer a range of legal services and advocacy efforts on a national level, addressing various legal issues and supporting different communities.

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) (https://www.naacpldf.org/)

    • Services: Provides legal assistance in civil rights cases, focusing on issues such as racial justice, voting rights, and education.

    • Contact: (212) 965-2200 

  • AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (https://www.aarp.org/legal-counsel-for-elderly/)

    • Services: Offers free legal services to low-income seniors, focusing on issues such as consumer protection, housing, and public benefits.

    • Contact: (202) 434-2120

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (https://www.aclu.org/)

    • Services: Provides legal assistance in cases involving civil liberties and constitutional rights, including free speech, privacy, and equal protection.

    • Contact: Various state affiliates, contact information available on their website.

  • Legal Services Corporation (LSC) (https://www.lsc.gov/)

    • Services: Funds legal aid organizations across the United States to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals.

    • Contact: (202) 295-1500

  • Pro Bono Institute (https://www.probonoinst.org/)

    • Services: Promotes pro bono legal services by law firms and corporate legal departments to address the legal needs of underserved communities.

    • Contact: (202) 729-6699

  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) (https://www.nlada.org/)

    • Services: Advocates for equal access to justice and supports legal aid and public defender organizations.

    • Contact: (202) 452-0620

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) (https://vlany.org/)

    • Services: Provides pro bono legal services to artists and arts organizations in various areas, including copyright, contract law, and intellectual property.

    • Contact: Various regional affiliates, contact information available on their website.

State-Specific Organizations


Maryland

  • Maryland Legal Aid (https://www.mdlab.org/)

    • Services: Provides a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families.

    • Contact: Various local offices, contact information available on their website. The general intake number is (888) 215-5316.  

  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (https://probonomd.org/)

    • Services: Connects volunteer attorneys with low-income clients in need of legal assistance.

    • Contact: (410) 837-9379 

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) (https://mvlslaw.org/)

    • Services: Provides free (or low-cost) legal services to low-income individuals in civil cases.

    • Contact: (410) 547-6537

  • CASA | Maryland Legal Services (https://wearecasa.org/legal-services-md/)

    • Services: Provides a variety of legal services for low-income immigrants in housing, employment and immigration matters.

    • Contact: (866) 765-2272

District of Columbia

  • Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (https://www.legalaiddc.org/)

    • Services: Offers free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income residents.

    • Contact: (202) 628-1161 

  • DC Bar Pro Bono Center (https://www.dcbar.org/pro-bono)

    • Services: Provides free legal help to individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses.

    • Contact: (202) 737-4700

  • Bread for the City Legal Clinic (https://breadforthecity.org/legal/)

    • Services: Offers legal assistance in areas such as housing, family law, and public benefits.

    • Contact: (202) 265-2400

Virginia

  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia (https://www.lsnv.org/)

    • Services: Provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income residents of Northern Virginia.

    • Contact: Various local offices, contact information available on their website. 

  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (https://cvlas.org/)

    • Services: Offers free legal services to low-income individuals in Central Virginia.

    • Contact: (804) 648-1012 

  • Virginia Legal Aid Society (https://vlas.org/)

    • Services: Provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Southern Virginia.

    • Contact: Various local offices, contact information available on their website.

Florida

  • Legal Services of Greater Miami (https://www.legalservicesmiami.org/)

    • Services: Offers free civil legal services to low-income residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

    • Contact: (305) 576-0080

  • Bay Area Legal Services (https://www.bals.org/)

    • Services: Provides free legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay area.

    • Contact: (800) 625-2257

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (https://clsmf.org/)

    • Services: Offers free legal aid to low-income individuals in Central Florida.

    • Contact: (800) 405-1417

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