Legal Advice Sites

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Advice Sites Web Sites for the Public

Advice Sites

Where to Go for Legal Advice in the Cleveland Area - Prepared by the staff of the Cleveland Marshall Law Library, this guide describes the services and policies of several organizations in Northeast Ohio who can help locate an attorney or provide legal assistance. - Offers free five minute consultations with a lawyer. See this page for Ohio lawyers. - Information on various legal topics plus forums, chat with a lawyer and find a lawyer.

American Bar Association - Consumer Guide to Legal Help on the Internet - This web page will help you find legal help from a lawyer or other source.

Free  - Search a database of previously asked questions, or post a question at the free advice forum 

LawZam - Chat with a lawyer by video.

Pro Seniors for Ohioans over 60 - Has a legal advice hotline

Save the Dream -Legal Assistance with foreclosures for Ohioans. Go to the website, or call (888) 404-4764

Web Sites for the Public

How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers by the American Association of Law Librarians.

Cleveland Law Library Association's Frequently Asked Questions  provides resources addressing common legal questions particularly relating to Ohio law. See especially the FAQ on Self Help

Ohio Legal Services - FAQs on various legal topics such as consumer law, employment, immigration, family law, etc.

How to Find Reputable Legal Information - The American Bar Association offers tips on finding and evaluating legal resources and information particularly as provided on the web - Articles, FAQs, glossaries of terms, lawyer directory, forms and books for sale.

FindLaw for the Public  Articles, research guides, FAQs, forms, links to primary sources, on hundreds of legal topics from adoption to workers' compensation.  Links to resources prepared by national and state bar associations,  law schools, attorneys and publishers

Victimlaw - Easily find victim's rights in the 50 states and federal court. Rights to attend criminal trials, compensation, etc.

ABA Law "Issues for Consumers"  - Series prepared by the American Bar Association on how the law affects specific  law situations, such as buying or selling a home.  Covers more than just consumer law, including family law, wills and estates, your job and the law etc. Includes the ABA family legal guide

The Law and You - E-book designed by the Ohio State Bar Association to improve public understanding of the law and the legal system. Chapters include sources of the law, courts, legal procedure, criminal law, torts, contracts, business transactions and organizations, property law, probate law, family law, workplace law, cyberlaw, and the lawyer

Legal Handbook for Ohio Journalists - E-book provides general legal information as well as information about media issues relevant to journalists prepared by the Ohio State Bar Association

Legal Basics for Small Business - E-book contains chapters on starting up a business, money, utilities, intellectual property concerns, insurance, employee hiring/firing, employer responsibility, employee management, workers' compensation, federal and state laws, environmental issues, handling legal matters.  Prepared by the Ohio State Bar Association

Law You Can Use - Searchable archive of previously published  articles in Ohio newspapers in question and answer format on specific legal issues, such as what to expect in traffic court, home equity loans, parental consent, truth in sentencing, grandparents' rights, Ohio's lemon laws, among many others.

Law Facts Pamphlets -  Information about commonly encountered legal issues prepared by Ohio  attorneys. Topics include administering an Estate Without a Will, Auto Accidents, bankruptcy, being a witness, buying a home, credit laws, divorce, DNR orders, guardianships, jury service, living wills, marriage laws, probate, tenant/landlord, wills among others: - short articles explaining legal concepts. Click on a category and click on "Info" next to a subcategory.


JRN /rev. MR 12/3/06

links checked 8/7/2009 aeb