What Are Some Resources for Finding Answers to Legal Questions?


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It is possible to find answers to legal questions online through websites such as Nolo and Avvo. Both sites provide encyclopedic information on a variety of legal topics, often with location-specific details.

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Created to help laypeople navigate the U.S. legal system, Nolo hosts free legal information broken down by topic to demystify complicated areas of law, according to Nolo.com. For a fee, the site offers do-it-yourself kits or fillable online forms. It also It also provides links to law blogs and connects users with local lawyers.

Avvo gives basic legal information and more specific information in a question-and-answer format. There is an option to connect the user with appropriate legal assistance, as noted on Avvo.com. As of 2015, the site claims to contain ratings for 97 percent of the lawyers operating in the United States. Alternatively, it offers a phone service called Avvo Advisor, which is 15 minutes of legal advice for a fixed price.

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