Free legal advice is available to anyone who visits an online legal advice site such as RocketLawyer. Get instant help with a legal question by typing the question into a dialog box at the site. You can also chat directly with a lawyer by calling 1-877-881-0947 on weekdays, according to RocketLawyer.
In addition to free legal advice, an online legal advice site may provide access to free legal documents to create a will or incorporate a business, claims RocketLawyer. The U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens who have been charged with a criminal offense the right to free legal representation, and in cases where the defendant has no money for a lawyer, the court appoints an attorney, explains the American Bar Association. Some defendants may have to pay a small application fee to the public defender.
Civil cases do not guarantee you the right to free legal help or advice, but free legal assistance is often available through attorneys offering their services pro bono, which means they volunteer their time, notes the American Bar Association. Most people who qualify to receive pro bono legal aid have incomes at the poverty level or slightly above poverty. Many states and cities offer programs that provide free community-based legal services to the disabled and elderly.