The Alabama State Bar is committed to promoting public access to quality legal services, regardless of financial or other circumstances. The following information is available for people who are looking for legal counsel and are not sure where to start when looking for a lawyer or other legal aid. More than 3,000 attorneys in Alabama offer free legal services to low-income citizens in certain civil cases through the state`s five volunteer attorney programs. Volunteer advocacy programs also provide free legal aid to community-based organizations that improve the lives of low-income Alabamians. To find out if you qualify for pro bono assistance, call or visit the websites of the program that serves the county where you live: Our offices are located in Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa. LSA offices only deal with civil cases. Each office has licensed attorneys in Alabama and other staff members who know how to help low-income people resolve their legal problems. Legal Services Alabama`s goal is to help individuals and families become self-sufficient by helping them meet their legal needs. If you receive a referral, it is your responsibility to contact the lawyer to make an appointment to discuss your legal issue.
The lawyer placement service cannot make appointments for appellants. If you call to make an appointment with the lawyer, be sure to let them know that the Alabama State Bar Attorneys` Referral Service has recommended you. Lawyers` fees are negotiated between you and the lawyer referred to you. Only the initial consultation fee is administered by the Alabama State Bar. All other fees are at the discretion of the lawyer. When discussing representation costs with the referred lawyer, be sure to distinguish between fees and expenses such as filing fees and other third-party fees that will be charged for your case. Lawyers charge based on time and type of work, how difficult it is to resolve the problem, and your needs as a client. The Legal Placement Service recommends that you request a written fee agreement before proceeding with the legal work beyond the first 30-minute consultation. Legal Services Alabama (“LSA”) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal assistance in various areas to qualified low-income families in Alabama`s 67 counties. LSA operates from eight offices, one of which is located in Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuscaloosa.To apply for free legal aid in Alabama, call 866-456-4995 or apply online.
If you can`t find legal aid and pro bono services in your area, or if you`re not eligible for their services, you may want to consider Montgomery Private Practice Family Lawyers. The Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”) is a program offered by the Alabama State Bar Association to help the public find a lawyer who can be hired to meet their general legal needs.