AlabamaLegalHelp is funded by a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. It is produced by:
Legal Services Alabama
Legal Services Alabama is an independent, non-profit organization that provides qualifying low-income families with legal aid and assistance in civil matters. LSA is a statewide program serving all 67 counties in Alabama.
LSA was founded in 2004 with the merger of the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, Legal Services of North-Central Alabama and Legal Services of Metro Birmingham.
LSA provides a full range of services, including:
- Counsel and advice
- Administrative representation
- Appeals in appropriate cases
- Legal self-help materials and forms
It is our goal to help people, families as well as individuals, move toward self-sufficiency through assisting them with their legal needs.
Pro Bono Net
The LawHelp website platform was created and is maintained by Pro Bono Net (PBN), a national nonprofit founded in 1999 whose mission is to bring the power of the law to all through technology and collaboration. Pro Bono Net's programs equip individuals with solutions to life-changing legal issues and transform how the civil justice sector collaborates to tackle justice problems.
For further information about AlabamaLegalHelp.org, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. BEFORE YOU EMAIL, PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION BELOW.
This email is for questions or comments related to our website or organization but not to evaluate eligibility or provide legal assistance or advice. Emailing does not mean that you have been approved for representation, obtained legal representation nor does it count as attorney/client privilege. This email is not monitored by a legal representative and legal advice is not available without being approved for service.
Cases are accepted based on several factors, including but not limited to client need, safety, and staff availability. The only way to know for sure if we can accept a civil case is to apply. If you call our intake office, you will have the opportunity to speak with someone experienced in evaluating your specific circumstances to determine if we will be able to accept your case to represent you or provide legal advice. If we do not accept your case, the staff in the call center will give you suggestions on where you may be able to find assistance.
We are NOT able to respond to requests for legal assistance made by email or webform. You MUST contact us as outlined below so we can determine if we can help you. If you still send in an email with a question about your legal problem or requesting legal advice, a response containing the inforamtion on this page will be sent to you. This could potentially waste precious time, especially if your legal problem had a short deadline.
The easiest and best way for you to apply for services is:
- Apply online for free legal aid at using our online application hosted by LegalServer. This application is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- OR, please call our Central Intake Call Center Toll-Free at 1-866-456-4995 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you don't qualify, you can contact the Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service toll-free at 1-800-392-5660.
Statement of Equal Opportunity Policy
The purpose of the Legal Services Alabama (LSA) Equal Opportunity Policies and Procedures is to assure the right of all persons to work in, participate in, and receive the assistance provided by LSA without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, or any other consideration prohibited by law. These policies protect (1) any person employed by or seeking employment with the program, (2) any person being served by or seeking the assistance of the program, and (3) any person participating in, or seeking to participate in a policymaking, planning, or advisory body of the program.
(Employee Handbook of Legal Services Alabama, Pg. 3-10 ¶ 17A and 45 CFR § 1624.6(h) OPR: LSA Director of Operations