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Where can you find free legal services for Spanish speakers?

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Free legal services for Spanish speaking individuals are available from different legal service programs in many states. State and county Bar Association referral sources can help customers find free legal services for Spanish speakers.

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As an example, as of 2015, VLN Spanish Legal Services Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers free legal services for Spanish speakers. Spanish-speaking attorneys provide brief legal advice, and refer clients to other free legal services when available. Potential clients are asked to call the office hot line at (612) 752-6677to speak with an attorney. When calling the hot line, the client will be asked for basic information about his legal issue and basic demographic information. In addition, for Spanish speakers who wish to represent themselves, they may be referred to the Pro Se Legal Clinic within VLN.

The Texas Advocacy Project also provides free legal services throughout Texas to victims of domestic violence, stocking and sexual assault, and Spanish-speaking attorneys are available. The Texas Advocacy Project website provides hotline numbers for family violence, family law and sexual assault. A language interpretation service is available on these lines 24 hours a day.

Legal Aid of North Carolina in offers free legal help to Spanish speakers. A webpage in Spanish is available to direct those who need legal services to various Legal Aid projects, such as the Battered Immigrant Project, the Farmworker Unit and Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Project. Legal Aid of North Carolina may be contacted at (866) 219-5262.

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