The United States legal community has a tradition of providing pro bono legal assistance to those in need.
Despite the participation on the program by individual practitioners, non-profit organizations, private law firms, and in-house counsel, the demand for critical low-cost legal services in the U.S. far exceeds the supply of services available.
This website contains some resources you can use as a first step in identifying and locating appropriate pro bono (for the public good) opportunities in America.
You will need to determine which type of attorney is right for your legal situation civil, business, criminal, divorce, child support, bankruptcy, debt collection, immigration, senior, housing, military, consumer protection, juvenile law, or people with disability.
If you have a low income and qualify for the program, volunteer lawyers will provide answers for free. You can submit civil law questions to the American Bar Association, but the attorneys enrolled on the programa won't discuss criminal proceedings.
Many attorneys appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community and share their expertise, knowledge, experience, and recieve the good feeling one gets from helping others.