Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
Resources for Self Represented Litigants
Legal Aid Services
LawHelp.Org. Provides contact information for legal aid services in various states as well as instructions and court forms for some legal issues.
Legal Services: State Links. National Center for State Courts web page that lists low cost legal service and volunteer attorney programs organized by state.
American Bar Association's Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet. Information on obtaining legal aid, hiring a lawyer, and self-representation.
Legal Service Corporation Program Directory. Lists all LSC funded legal aid programs organized by state.
Legal Hotline Directory Search. Directory of non-profit organizations offering legal advice by telephone from the AARP website.
Self Help Centers
A Directory of Court-Based Self Help Programs. Selfhelpsupport.org and the Self Representation Litigation Network (National Center for State Courts, May 2006). This national directory of court-based self help programs provides information on over 100 programs by state.
Self Help Information Centers. National Center for State Courts web page that lists Self Help Centers organized by state.
Pro Se Law Center. Search for self help programs in your area, find links to pro se sites, and get information on representing yourself in court. Created by Pro-SeLaw.Com.
Court Forms & Court Websites
Pro Se Court Forms. National Centerfor State Courts document that lists court forms available online organized by state.
Find Law Court Forms. Court Forms for Federal and State Courts organized by case type and court location from FindLaw.Com.
List of State Court Websites. Often the website of the court where your case is being tried is the best place to begin a search for self help programs and court forms. Web page created by the National Center for State Courts.
Federal Court Websites. National Center for State Courts.
Legal Information Institute. This Cornell Law School website lists both federal and state statutes and laws organized by topic.
Legal Hotlines Technical Assistance Library. This AARP website provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from legal hotlines in each state.
ABA Law Info.org. This website provides a host of resources on law for consumers, including the courts, criminal justice, finding a lawyer, etc.
Law Library of Congress. This comprehensive website provides a wealth of information and tools for doing legal research such as law and legal research guides, links to research centers and networks, etc. See their Guide to Law Online, which provides state-specificinformation.
Law Libraries by State. The Open Directory Project provides links to all the state law libraries.
WomensLaw.org. Provides state-by-state legal information and resources for domestic violence victims.
FirstGov.com. The U.S. government's official web portal. Their Reference Center is particularly helpful with links to laws, regulations, forms, directories, and libraries.
State Web Locator. Chicago-Kent College of Law Information Center. This webiste provides links to state government agencies in all 50 states.
GPO Access. This web portal provides links to a wide range of government informationsuch as the U.S. Constitution, the federal register, public and private laws database, congressional bills, federal agency websites, etc.
Nolo.com. Provides links to legal research centers, court information, law dictionaries, legal research tips, etc.
Internet Law Library. LawGuru.com. Provides links to a large number of legal resources relating to American (federal and state) and foreign laws.
Legal Research Guide. Virtual Chase. Provides access to legal research sites.