Who Can You Call to Ask Legal Questions for Free?

Resources for legal assistance in each state, including a list of legal hotlines, are available at Americanbar.org, according to the American Bar Association. Legal hotlines are typically available through legal aid societies and allow people to talk to a lawyer by phone to ask about legal questions or problems.

In Texas, for instance, a number of free legal hotlines are available, some for general inquiries and others geared toward specific legal issues, according to information provided by the Texas State Law Library. As of 2015, the Dallas, Houston and Tarrant County Bar Associations each offer free general legal advice on certain days of the week.