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FREE LEGAL ANSWERS™ 

Free Legal Answers™ is a quick, easy and convenient pro bono volunteer opportunity 

Free Legal Answers™ is a virtual legal aid clinic allowing low-income individuals to pose civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys. In an effort to prevent larger legal crises from developing, this website provides brief individualized legal assistance to underserved populations.  For attorneys in search of short term volunteer opportunities, this site provides a way to do pro bono work that fits into your schedule and provides legal malpractice insurance for the advice provided within the state. If you would like to get involved, you can register as an attorney volunteer at ny.freelegalanswers.org.  If you have any questions about Free Legal Answers™, email probono@nysba.org.  

This informational flyer provides an overview of what it means to volunteer for Free Legal Answers™.

Check out this volunteer attorney testimonial about why it can be so great to volunteer for Free Legal Answers™.

Watch this video to see how it works: 

Free Legal Answers™ is a great way to connect low income New Yorkers with brief civil legal advice

If you often deal with members of the public that require brief civil legal advice but can’t afford an attorney, this informational flyer provides you an overview of Free Legal Answers™ and what it can do for low income New Yorkers. Print out this flyer and give it to anyone who might benefit from Free Legal Answers™. 

Free Legal Answers™ Awards

Since the 2016 launch of Free Legal Answers™, hundreds of civil legal questions have been answered by volunteer attorneys.  At its annual Justice for All Luncheon, NYSBA honors the attorney who has had the largest impact on Free Legal Answers™ clients over the course of the year, and the law firm which has had the most associates and partners participating in Free Legal Answers.