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ABA Free Legal Answers

An online version of the walk-in clinic model where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyer.




What is ABA Free Legal Answers?

Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state's website. Lawyers provide information and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation. The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal legal matters to those who cannot afford it. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyer.


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ABA FLA: Your Pro Bono Portal

LSC President Jim Sandman, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez, ABA Free Legal Answers founder Buck Lewis, and Chair of the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service David Bienvenu discuss the value of the site and the ease of volunteering.






ProSocial Valuation Statement Released

The ProSocial Valuation Service recently issued a statement valuing the social capital created by ABA Free Legal Answers in 2018 at $7,300,000.



2019 ABA Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leaders

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service annually recognizes individual attorneys, law firms, and other legal groups that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABAFreeLegalAnswers.orga virtual legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their state.



"What a pleasant surprise to learn that my pro bono responses have made a difference. I am so grateful that the American Bar Association has made this opportunity possible. It is actually one of the most relaxing things I do as an attorney."

Linda Reid Oldham, Crockett & Oldham Attorneys




ABA Free Legal Answers in the News

This Comcast Newsmakers segment discusses ABA Free Legal Answers and the services it provides.

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Your donation will enable low-income citizens to post and get answers to their legal questions from pro bono volunteer lawyers who are licensed in their state.
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ABA Free Legal Answers: Narrowing the Justice Gap While Providing Disaster Relief


ABA GP Solo January 2020 eReport

Since its launch in 2016, ABA Free Legal Answers (ABA FLA) has been utilized at no cost by thousands of low- to moderate-income individuals across the United States to access brief legal advice from attorneys licensed in their state. More than 6,800 pro bono attorneys have registered to respond to more than 92,800 civil legal questions that have been posted, primarily in areas such as family law, housing, and consumer rights.
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Want to Volunteer?

Attorneys licensed in a participating state and in good standing can provide pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. With our mobile-friendly platform, you can: answer civil legal questions from the comforts of your home or office, collaborate amongst your colleagues and create rewarding partnerships with bar associations and law schools
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Have a Legal Question?

Need help with a legal question but can't afford a lawyer? We have your answer! ABA Free Legal Answers is a website on which you can submit your questions about civil (non-criminal) legal issues and receive answers from pro bono lawyers in your state. Its EASY. Legal questions are submitted online all you need is an internet connection. Its CONVENIENT. Volunteer attorneys are able to answer your questions outside regular business hours no need to attend a clinic or visit a legal