Free Legal Resources for
by Richard Johnson, Administrator,
NotBarter.com The Los Angeles Skills Pool
These resources may be helpful in case NotBarter.com doesn't currently have an attorney among its membership who meets your needs.
LawHelpCalifornia. Here you can find a wealth of
links under such headings as Housing, Work, Consumer, and many
Courts Self-Help Center, a California government site, is designed
to help you find assistance and information, either for representing
yourself (as in small claims court) or for working with an attorney. The legal
forms here (unlike those available on other
sites) are free.
California-based Nolo, which publishes a
huge number of plain-English law books, provides useful free information on the
Hint. If one of these
sites (or any site) does not have its own search engine, you can search it
with Google by typing site:sitename next to your Google search query.
Leave off the http://. For example, to search in Google for a page on
the LawHelpCalifornia site concerning pencils, you'd type
Got a ticket? All you may need to
know about traffic court is at the Traffic section of the LA Superior Court's
website. Want to beat your ticket? Check out Ticket
Assassin, aimed specifically at Californians. Or clear your record (after paying the ticket!) by completing Traffic School Online (not free but it guarantees
that you'll pass—about $35 as of this writing).
- Get your question answered by an attorney at Avvo's Ask a Lawyer. (Note that while some other sites invite your legal questions, these may be answered by non-attorneys.)