Extract from The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Free Legal Answers program helps low-income residents solve legal problems.
The program offers free and qualified legal advice online. The Alabama.FreeLegalAnswers.org website gives users the opportunity to ask lawyers civil legal questions. Lawyers, who volunteer, provide answers.
Users must meet the income eligibility criteria listed on the website.
To help low-income Alabama residents navigate civil legal issues, the Alabama Free Legal Answers Program provides free qualified legal advice through the website https://alabama.freelegalanswers.org/. The website gives eligible users the opportunity to ask civil legal questions to volunteer lawyers and receive answers on the site. Users of the service must meet the income eligibility criteria available on the site. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic affects low-income people with unemployment, loss of income and housing issues who may present legal questions the website could answer. For those who can’t afford a lawyer and have nowhere to turn, Alabama Free Legal Answers is an essential resource for qualified legal advice.
Here are some examples of topics that may generate legal questions:
- Tenant-owner issues
- Consumer debt problems
- Family and children
- Successions and wills