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What is lawmOuth?

lawmOuth is the official free legal help website of CPAide, providing CPAs and non-CPAs with an online tool to help them find free or low-cost legal services that they may be eligible to receive.

lawmOuth does not provide legal services or legal advice and does not allow you to apply for legal services and cannot guarantee your eligibility for any legal services program. In addition, lawmOuth is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all programs for which you may be eligible. Its purpose is to provide you with a list of legal services providers for which you may be eligible to receive services, as well as legal information.

lawmOuth organizes and links to dozens of non-profit organizations that provide free or low-cost legal help to qualifying individuals and families. These organizations have a shared vision: to provide improved, personalized access to legal assistance programs. For more information about the organizations that lawmOuth links to, review the "Management and Partners" section on the lawmOuth Overview page

How often should I visit lawmOuth?

lawmOuth is free, so feel free to visit whenever you like. We recommend that you visit lawmOuth whenever you need to find legal assistance. As legal help program eligibility criteria and/or your own life changes, your eligibility to receive certain free or low-cost legal assistance may have changed. Additionally, new legal assistance programs are created over time that you might also be eligible for.

How does the Search function work?

The Search function finds legal programs and information related to the words or phrases you enter into the Search box. Capitalization is not considered by the Search function. Keep in mind that the quality of your results depends heavily on the words that you use. See the lawmOuth Law Finder page for tips to make your search more effective:

What should I know about Free Legal Help?

Some people visit lawmOuth after seeing unofficial advertisements that indicate the government will give "free money" to essentially anyone for any legal bills. The government will not give you money for legal bills just because you ask for it.

Here are some facts about getting free or low-cost legal assistance that some ads may not mention:

The government provides assistance through non-profit legal programs that serve various important purposes, such as protecting workers rights, aiding victims of domestic abuse, assisting the elderly and other needy people.
In order to receive free legal assistance you must complete an application and meet specific eligibility requirements as outlined by each program.
Not all assistance programs provide free legal help. Assistance programs may have conditions and limitations.

Now, what can lawmOuth do for you? We can help you start your legal help search by connecting you to legal assistance programs you may be eligible to receive.

Visit our Free Legal Help homepage and try the following options:

Use the Law Finder Use the Legal Help Search. Your search query will instantly generate a list of legal help programs that deal with all legal assistance categories. You can also access the Law Finder by clicking "Start Here" on the homepage.
Browse Resources Have a specific need? Select "Resources" at the top of the page to browse legal assistance programs by state, category or other.

How can I determine which legal services I may be eligible to receive?

Use the Law Finder to obtain initial results, which is a list of legal service programs you may be eligible for, based on the search terms you provided.

You can then click through the links provided to obtain more information about the legal service programs and their qualifications or requirements. After you find a program that suits your situation, you will go through that program's application process in order to obtain the legal services you need.

What if I want to apply for a legal services program?

You cannot apply for legal assistance programs directly on the lawmOuth website. For application information, refer to the program description for information on how to apply for any legal program that interests you.

Where did a legal services program that was previously available go?

Legal services programs come and go based on changing laws and funding constraints. As laws change, new legislation is passed, or the time limits for certain programs are reached, legal services programs may be affected. Eligibility requirements may change or the entire program may be eliminated. Therefore, a legal services program that may have once been suggested may no longer be available.

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