Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service offers the Summer Associate Challenge to law firms that provide pro bono legal services through ABA Free Legal Answers. — Participation in focus groups — Access to IICLE(R) online library — Writing legal articles Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Eligible users post their civil law question on their state`s website. Lawyers provide basic legal information and advice without expecting long-term representation. The website improves access to advice and information on non-criminal legal matters for those who cannot afford a lawyer. No fees are charged for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyer. Many legal aid offices may be able to resolve other issues such as immigration, consumers and people with disabilities. Some legal aid centres focus on one area of law, such as disability law or housing law. Some legal aid offices receive funding from the government, which may limit the type of cases they can accept. The City Bar Justice Center`s legal helpline provides legal information, advice, and recommendations to low-income New Yorkers who can`t afford a private lawyer or don`t have access to legal representation.
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