How to get help

  What Will Happen When You Ask for Help?

To be sure that you qualify for our help, we will ask you some questions about the income and assets of your household. Most applications take about five minutes. The information you provide to us will not be shared with any person or agency without your permission. If you do not qualify for our help, we will tell you right away. Sorry, we cannot help with traffic violations or criminal cases.

If You Qualify for Help:

You will be able to have an initial consultation with a staff attorney, staff paralegal, or a participating attorney in your community to discuss your legal problem. We may be able to give you some information on how to solve your problem yourself.

If your problem requires a legal advocate, we will determine whether your legal problem falls within our priority plan. If it does, additional services will be provided to you free of charge.

You will not be denied our services on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation or belief, receipt of public assistance, or disability.


We May be Able to Help You with the Following Matters:

  • Problems with welfare benefits (including MFIP, food stamps, General Assistance, disability benefits)
  • Evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing
  • Family law matters (including divorce, custody, visitation problems or domestic violence)
  • Consumer problems Health Law (including Medical Assistance and access to health care)
  • Special Education
  • Other serious civil legal problems

Let us know if you have another type of legal problem. If we don’t handle it, we may be able to provide written information or a referral.