Free child custody lawyers may be available through the Legal Aid Society, which typically handles family law cases. An individual in need of a lawyer in a child custody case can call Legal Aid directly or ask the judge in the case for a referral, states LawHelp.org.
Free or low-cost legal assistance may be available through the local bar association, which can provide referrals to attorneys specializing in child custody cases for extremely reduced fees. The bar association may also have information regarding attorneys willing to work pro bono or about workshops or self-help legal clinics. In addition, some law schools provide free legal clinics where law students supervised by law professors provide legal advice, according to LawHelp.org.