Inventory of Current Legal Help Webpages

We are doing a design inventory of current (2018) webpage design of legal help sites across the country. Please find images of the homepages of each site — and we will be updating with more synthesis and review soon.

Links to sites

For our summer project around machine learning and legal help, we are in the process of looking at every state court self-help website and each states’ free legal help portal website. We are scraping these websites for legal guides and tools, and then we will be labelling them regarding what legal issues they could help with.

In the meantime, please enjoy this master list of links of all the the free, public legal help websites out there in the U.S.

If you know of other resources — whether it’s another branch of legal help websites, apps, or otherwise — that we can add to this list of public, correct resources for legal self-help, we invite you to send it to us. Any feedback is much appreciated!




State legal help portals

name Statewide legal help portal
Alaska https://alaskalawhelp.org/
Alabama https://www.alabamalegalhelp.org/
Arkansas http://www.arlegalservices.org/
Arizona http://www.azlawhelp.org/
California http://www.lawhelpca.org/
Colorado https://lawhelp.coloradolegalservices.org/
Connecticut https://ctlawhelp.org/
District of Columbia https://www.lawhelp.org/DC/
Delaware http://www.declasi.org/
Florida https://www.floridalawhelp.org/
Georgia https://www.georgialegalaid.org/
Hawaii https://www.lawhelp.org/hi/
Iowa https://www.iowalegalaid.org/
Idaho https://www.idaholegalaid.org/
Illinois https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/
Indiana https://www.indianalegalservices.org/
Kansas https://www.kansaslegalservices.org/
Kentucky http://kyjustice.org/
Louisiana https://louisianalawhelp.org/
Massachusetts https://www.masslegalhelp.org/
Maryland https://www.peoples-law.org/
Maine https://ptla.org/
Michigan https://michiganlegalhelp.org/
Minnesota https://www.lawhelpmn.org/
Missouri https://www.lsmo.org/
Mississippi https://www.mslegalservices.org/
Montana https://www.montanalawhelp.org/
North Carolina https://www.lawhelpnc.org/
North Dakota http://www.legalassist.org/
Nebraska http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
New Hampshire http://www.nhlegalaid.org/
New Jersey http://www.lsnjlaw.org/
New Mexico https://www.newmexicolegalaid.org/
Nevada https://nevadalawhelp.org/
New York https://www.lawhelpny.org/
Ohio http://ohiolegalhelp.org/
Oklahoma https://oklaw.org/
Oregon https://oregonlawhelp.org/
Pennsylvania https://www.palawhelp.org/
Puerto Rico https://ayudalegalpr.org/
Rhode Island https://www.helprilaw.org/
South Carolina https://www.lawhelp.org/sc
South Dakota https://www.dpls.org/
Tennessee http://las.org/
Texas https://texaslawhelp.org/
Utah https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
Virginia https://www.valegalaid.org/
Vermont https://vtlawhelp.org/
Washington https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/
Wisconsin http://www.legalaction.org/http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/county.php
West Virginia http://www.lawv.net/
Wyoming http://www.legalhelpwy.org/

Court-based legal self-help pages

*Note, for several of these states, we have placeholder sites while we labor to find any available self-help court resources on their state court site. We will be updating them as we are able to find such resources (if any exist).

name Court’s page for self help
Alaska http://www.courts.alaska.gov/shc/representing-yourself.htm
Alabama http://www.alacourt.gov/
Arkansas https://courts.arkansas.gov/directories/resources
Arizona https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter
California http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm
Colorado https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm
Connecticut https://www.jud.ct.gov/selfhelp.htm
District of Columbia https://www.dccourts.gov/services/family-matters/self-help-center
Delaware https://courts.delaware.gov/help/index.aspx
Florida http://www.flcourts.org/
Georgia http://www.georgiacourts.gov/georgia-courts
Hawaii http://www.courts.state.hi.us/self-help/help
Iowa https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/representing-yourself/
Idaho https://www.idaho.gov/agencies/court-assistance-office/
Illinois http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/citizen.asp
Indiana https://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/index.htm
Kansas http://ksd.uscourts.gov/self-representation/
Kentucky https://courts.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana http://louisiana.gov/Government/Judicial_Branch/
Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/topics/courts-self-help-center
Maryland https://mdcourts.gov/selfhelp#
Maine http://www.courts.maine.gov/citizen_help/represent_self.html
Michigan http://courts.mi.gov/self-help/center/pages/default.aspx
Minnesota http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Self-Help-Centers.aspx
Missouri https://www.selfrepresent.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=5240
Mississippi https://courts.ms.gov/newsite2/index.php
Montana http://courts.mt.gov/selfhelp
North Carolina https://www.nc.gov/services/courts-and-justice
North Dakota http://www.ndcourts.gov/ndlshc/
Nebraska https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help
New Hampshire https://www.courts.state.nh.us/selfhelp/
New Jersey https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/selfhelp/index.html
New Mexico https://www.nmcourts.gov/Self-Help/self-help-guide.aspx
Nevada http://selfhelp.nvcourts.gov/
New York https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/
Ohio https://www.sconet.state.oh.us/
Oklahoma http://www.okwd.uscourts.gov/self-representation/
Oregon http://www.courts.oregon.gov/help/Pages/default.aspx
Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself
Puerto Rico http://www.prd.uscourts.gov/?q=pro-se-forms
Rhode Island https://www.courts.ri.gov/Self%20Help%20Center/Pages/default.aspx
South Carolina https://www.scd.uscourts.gov/default.asp
South Dakota http://ujslawhelp.sd.gov/
Tennessee http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/programs/self-help-center
Texas http://www.txcourts.gov/programs-services/self-help/
Utah https://www.utcourts.gov/selfhelp/family.php
Virginia https://selfhelp.vacourts.gov/
Vermont http://www.vermont.gov/portal/government/index.php?id=38
Washington https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/
Wisconsin https://www.wicourts.gov/services/public/selfhelp/
West Virginia http://www.courtswv.gov/
Wyoming https://www.courts.state.wy.us/legal-assistances-and-forms/court-self-help-forms/

 

Federal Courts’ Self Help pages

We have begun to collect more of the self-help resources from federal courts, starting with Bankruptcy Courts’ pages. We’ll be adding in their self-help pages soon too.

Court Type Jurisdiction Name Website Link
US Bankruptcy Court Alabama Middle http://www.almb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Alabama Norhern http://www.alnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Alabama Southern http://www.alsb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Alaska http://www.akb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Arizona http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Arkansas Eastern & Western http://www.areb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court California Central http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/filing-without-an-attorney
US Bankruptcy Court California Eastern http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court California Northern http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court California Southern http://www.casb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Colorado https://www.cob.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Connecticut http://www.ctb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Delaware http://www.deb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court District of Columbia http://www.dcb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Florida Middle http://www.flmb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Florida Northern http://www.flnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Florida Southern http://www.flsb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Georgia Middle http://www.gamb.uscourts.gov/USCourts/
US Bankruptcy Court Georgia Northern http://www.ganb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Georgia Southern http://www.gasb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Guam http://www.gud.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Hawaii http://www.hib.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Idaho http://www.id.uscourts.gov/clerks/Welcome.cfm?
US Bankruptcy Court Illinois Central http://www.ilcb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Illinois Northern https://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Illinois Southern http://www.ilsb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Indiana Northern http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Indiana Southern http://www.insb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Iowa Northern http://www.ianb.uscourts.gov/publicweb/
US Bankruptcy Court Iowa Southern https://www.iasd.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Kansas http://www.ksb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Kentucky Eastern http://www.kyed.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Kentucky Western http://www.kywb.uscourts.gov/fpweb/index.htm
US Bankruptcy Court Louisiana Eastern http://www.laeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Louisiana Middle http://www.lamb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Louisiana Western http://www.lawb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Maine http://www.meb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Maryland http://www.mdb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts http://www.mab.uscourts.gov/mab/
US Bankruptcy Court Michigan Eastern http://www.mieb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Michigan Western http://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Minnesota http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Mississippi Northern http://www.msnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Mississippi Southern http://www.mssb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Missouri Eastern http://www.moeb.uscourts.gov/
  Missouri Western http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy
US Bankruptcy Court Montana http://www.mtb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Nebraska https://www.neb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Nevada https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New Hampshire http://www.nhb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New Jersey http://www.njb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New Mexico(link is external) http://nmb.uscourts.gov/self-rep/understanding-bankruptcy
US Bankruptcy Court New York Eastern http://www.nyeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New York Northern http://www.nynb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New York Southern http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court New York Western http://www.nywb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court North Carolina Eastern http://www.nceb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court North Carolina Middle http://www.ncmb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court North Carolina Western http://www.ncwb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court North Dakota http://www.ndb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Ohio Northern https://www.ohnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Ohio Southern https://www.ohsb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Oklahoma Eastern http://www.okeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Oklahoma Northern http://www.oknb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Oklahoma Western http://www.okwb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Oregon http://www.orb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Pennsylvania Eastern http://www.paeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Pennsylvania Middle http://www.pamb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Pennsylvania Western https://www.pawb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Puerto Rico http://www.prb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Rhode Island http://www.rib.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court South Carolina http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court South Dakota http://www.sdb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Tennessee Eastern http://www.tneb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Tennessee Middle http://www.tnmb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Tennessee Western http://www.tnwb.uscourts.gov/TNW/index.aspx
US Bankruptcy Court Texas Eastern http://www.txeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Texas Northern http://www.txnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Texas Southern http://www.txs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy
US Bankruptcy Court Texas Western http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Utah https://www.utb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Vermont http://www.vtb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Virginia Eastern https://www.vaeb.uscourts.gov/wordpress/
US Bankruptcy Court Virginia Western http://www.vawb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Washington Eastern https://www.waeb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Washington Western http://www.wawb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court West Virginia Northern http://www.wvnb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court West Virginia Southern http://www.wvsb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Wisconsin Eastern https://www.wieb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Wisconsin Western http://www.wiwb.uscourts.gov/
US Bankruptcy Court Wyoming http://www.wyb.uscourts.gov/

Images of Court Self-Help Webpages

This gallery shows the court-based webpages that provide legal guides and information. They are intended for self-represented litigants — people without lawyers — to navigate the most common processes.

Statewide Legal Help Portal Pages

In this gallery, there are the websites for the statewide legal help portals. These are not from the courts — but rather usually operated by a legal aid group and funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation.

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