ABA Free Legal Answers

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.

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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.org—a virtual legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal services questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their state.

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"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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Support Pro Bono Services

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 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. It’s EASY. Legal questions are submitted online – all you need is an internet connection. It’s CONVENIENT. 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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What is Free Legal Answers?

Business Law Today

Crista Gantz, state administrator for Virginia, discusses ABA Free Legal Answers with the ABA Section of Business Law's Business Law Today.

How to Register as a Volunteer Attorney

Instructional Video

This short video walks you through the process of registering as a pro bono attorney.

How to Answer Questions on Free Legal Answers

Instructional Video

This short video shows you the process for selecting and answering questions on Free Legal Answers.