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Choosing A Lawyer (Includes Free Lawyers)
Working With Lawyers

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Choosing A Lawyer

How To Find & Choose A Lawyer

Free Or Low Cost Lawyers (Consumer-SOS)
Must meet income or other requirements.

Lawyers & Legal Fees

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How To Find & Choose A Lawyer

Selecting a Lawyer (Texas Bar) 
Questions and answers on when and how to hire a lawyer.

Tips On Where To Find A Lawyer
(The Working Women's Survival Guide)

The Initial Interview-Is the Lawyer You're Talking To The Best One For The Job?
Some good observations that may keep you from hiring the wrong  lawyer for the job.

Lawyer Locators & Referrals (Consumer-SOS)

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Lawyer Locators & Referrals

Lawyer Referral and Information Service (Texas)
Check here for assistance with finding a lawyer in your area.

Attorney Search (Texas Bar)
If you know the name of a Texas attorney, use this database to find an address and phone number. (All 50 States & DC)
Search here for lawyers based on their location and specialty. (All 50 States & DC)
Attorney Locate is FREE to the public.  Attorney Locate allows you to search for an attorney based on location and practice area.  Many of the attorneys listed have provided full web sites or a detailed profile outlining their education, experience and commitment to the practice of law as well as other useful legal information.

Findlaw's Lawyers and Law Firms (All 50 States & DC)

Martindale-Hubble Lawyer Locator
(All 50 States & DC)

A List Of Attorney Locators Links (All 50 States & DC)

ABA Lawyer Referral Services (DC & All 50 States)
Mostly Phone #s, not many links.

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Free Or Low Cost Lawyers

Texas Legal Aid Finder (Texas)

Find Your Legal Aid Office By County (Texas)

Free Lawyers For Specific Groups or Causes (Consumer-SOS)  
For artists, seniors, Asians and more.

Statewide Legal Resources For Low Income Texas (2012 Referral Directory)
This 140 page guide lists free advocates for almost every type of issue including: Children & Parents (Custody, Abuse, $ Assistance...) Criminal Law/Prisoners/Crime Victims, Disabilities, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees, Insurance, Health, Housing, Juveniles, Landlord Tenant, Lawyer-Judge Complaints, Public Benefits, Seniors, Utilities, Veterans, Workplace Issues, etc. Scroll down to your county to see what other legal aid programs are in your area.

Free Lawyers For People With Low Incomes (Texas)
Click on the letter(s) below that correspond to the first letter(s) of the County you are searching for, then scroll down or use your browser's "Find" feature to jump straight to that County.

If You Can't Afford A Lawyer
If you have a very modest or low income, there is probably a legal services organization that you can help you.

4 Cases Where You Can Qualify For Free Legal Services (

Income Requirements For Legal Aid Or Pro bono Help (ABA)

Legal Aid & Clinics (All 50 States & DC)

The Directory of Pro Bono Programs (All 50 States & DC)  
Lawyers for those who can't afford one. Scroll down to the bottom of their page, click on their drop box and select your state.  Has other legal help in addition to legal aid.  If you are seeking legal representation, look to the listings in the county in which you live or in one near you. Those programs that provide service on a stateside basis are listed at the top of each state listing. (All 50 States & DC) 
Where available, each state has resources relating to complaints & disputes, courts & legal process, fees & costs, hiring a lawyer, legal aid & clinics, referral  services, and self representation.

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Lawyers & Legal Fees

Confirming Your Arrangement And Discussing Legal Fees
What to ask from the attorney when it comes time to discuss legal fees.

Tips On How To Cut Down Costs (Consumer-SOS)

Fee Disputes (Texas) 
Steps to follow if you have a dispute with an attorney over fees charged.

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Working With Lawyers
Tips On How To Cut Down Costs
Common Problems With Lawyers
Legal Fees

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Tips On How To Cut Down Costs

Ways To Save On Legal Fees (

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Common Problems With Lawyers

Common Problems-What To Do (

What To Do When You're Mad At Your Lawyer (

Identifying Problems When Working With Your Lawyer
Also has some tips on what to do about them.

Lawyers & Legal Fees

Complaints Against Your Lawyer

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Fee Disputes (Texas) 
Steps to follow if you have a dispute with an attorney over fees charged.

Filing a Grievance - Questions & Answers (Texas Bar) 
Questions and answers on filing a formal complaint against an attorney.

Grievance Hotline (Texas Bar) 

FAQs On Alternative Dispute Resolution (Texas)
ADR processes tend to be informal, quick, economical, flexible and less traumatic than more formal procedures. Because parties generally participate more directly in resolving the disputes, ADR generally yields practical and creative agreements and more satisfied clients.

Where To File A Formal Grievance Against Your Lawyer 
Scroll down to select your state.

Bar Associations In Every State & DC
Links to State Bar Associations and sometimes includes county bar associations as well. 

Lawyers & Legal Malpractice-Firing & Suing Them (

State Bar Ethics Rules For All States & DC 
Choose your state, select your topics and go. Learn what your lawyer did wrong and what he must do right! Links to the rules and ethical opinions that lawyers must answer to in all 50 states & DC. In some cases may also have the rules that judges must answer to.

The Rules That Govern Lawyers (All 50 States & DC) 
Some links go to all the rules, others go only to rules on Lawyer advertising, solicitations and marketing.
Note: often, these links are just one or two chapters of the rules that govern lawyers. To get all the rules, select your state and when the URL appears, try shortening it by the last few letters.

For example: the link to Kansas offers just rule 7. But you get all the rules if you simply remove the bolded part of" and press "enter".

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

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Texas Courts & Forms
Courts In Other States 
Jury Duty & Being A Witness

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Texas Courts & Forms
State & Superior Courts
Federal Courts

Small Claims

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