Can you get free answers to legal questions online?


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Answers to basic legal questions are available online through sources including FindLaw.com and Avvo.com. According to FindLaw.com's Frequently Asked Questions, legal advice for specific cases is best sought through direct consultation with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state.

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According to the Avvo website, questions submitted through the site's home page are answered by what the site claims are "top-rated lawyers." Registration to the Avvo.com site is required for posting questions, according to the site.

FindLaw's website allows users to choose among the topics asked and answered. Select a category from a list of common areas of law such as immigration, real estate, and personal injury. Contributors who answer questions are not always attorneys. A disclaimer appears at the end of replies that advises questioners of the legal expertise of the contributor who answered the question.

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