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How to Volunteer on ABA FLA

Visit our collection of resources for attorneys and organizations on providing pro bono through ABA Free Legal Answers.

Summer Associate Challenge

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service offers the Summer Associate Challenge for law firms providing pro bono legal services through ABA Free Legal Answers. The firms/corporate law departments that answer the most questions with the help of summer associates will be recognized by the ABA.

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

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In The News

Read news items about ABA Free Legal Answers, which gives income-eligible users the ability to pose civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys.

ABA Free Legal Answers Volunteer Recognition

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recognizes individual attorneys, law firms, corporate law departments and other legal groups that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers.

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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. Legal questions are submitted online – all you need is an internet connection. Volunteer attorneys are able to answer your questions outside regular business hours – no need to attend a clinic or visit a legal aid office.

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"To The Extent That" Podcast

Audio Podcast

In a Business Law Section "To The Extent That" podcast Judge Stong interviews Buck Lewis about the ABA Free Legal Answers project.

ABA Free Legal Answers on Comcast Newsmakers

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

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Baker Donelson Advances ABA FLA

ABA Free Legal Answers gratefully recognizes the critical partnership with and support from Baker Donelson. The firm’s generous contributions include strategic leadership, web development and technology services, annual financial contributions, and attorney volunteers to provide brief legal advice to clients from the very beginning. Thank you for increasing access to legal services across the country.

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Generous Support for Legal Services

ABA Free Legal Answers is grateful for the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution's generous investments in the program since 2019. This partnership advances our shared mission of increasing access to legal services and improving outcomes for individuals and families in need.

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