• Attorney who immigrated to the US now provides pro bono help to immigrants

    BY AMANDA ROBERT in the ABA Journal

    MAY 9, 2022, 8:51 AM CDT

    Dahlia French has prioritized pro bono throughout her career.

    She helps immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status and foreign nationals who need assistance with their taxes. She mentors other immigration attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association. And in the past year, she became one of the most active volunteers on ABA Federal Free Legal Answers, an online platform that launched …

  • ABA Free Legal Answers surpasses 200,000 questions, 10,000 volunteer attorneys

    CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2022 —The American Bar Association web program ABA Free Legal Answers, which gives income-eligible users the ability to pose civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys, surpassed 200,000 total questions in January, doubling the number of its inquiries in less than two years.

    Launched in 2016, 45 states and more than 10,000 attorneys nationally have committed to participate in ABA Free Legal Answers, which serves as a virtual legal advice clinic. The nationwide …

  • ABA Free Legal Answers announces 2021 leaders lending pro bono support

    CHICAGO, March 15, 2022 —The American Bar Association web program ABA Free Legal Answers, which gives income-eligible users the ability to pose civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys, has released a nationwide list of lawyers, law firms, corporate law departments, law schools and other legal organizations who last year handled the most online questions.

     

    In less than six years, 45 states and more than 10,000 attorneys nationally have committed to participating in ABA Free …

  • Participate in Meaningful Pro Bono from Your Home: ABA Free Legal Answers

    By Marissa LaVette

    ABA Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic that allows income eligible individuals to post civil legal questions online seeking advice from volunteer attorneys. Licensed participating attorney volunteers log into the website, select questions they would like to answer, and provide legal information and advice. Users receive an email when their question receives a response.

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    ABA Free Legal Answers is a valuable resource for individuals who may …

  • Law Students Get Pro Bono Experience With ABA Free Legal Answers

    By Tali K. Albukerk, National Administrator, ABA Free Legal Answers

    ABA Free Legal Answers (ABA FLA) is the first and only national online legal clinic through which income-eligible clients can post civil legal questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys from their jurisdiction. Since its launch in 2016, and increasingly during the pandemic crisis, ABA FLA serves as a valuable and convenient pro bono resource for attorneys, clients and law students as it is entirely virtual and can …

  • 2021 Summer Associates Assist with Answering Questions on ABA Free Legal Answers

    By Tali K. Albukerk

    This year, in response to the increasing need for pro bono legal services and the desire to instill a commitment to pro bono early on in an individual’s legal career, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo called upon law firms to involve their summer associates in answering civil legal questions from income-eligible individuals in their state through ABA Free Legal Answers (ABA FLA).

    After personal experience in an ABA FLA virtual clinic as a volunteer …