How Much Do Lawyers Cost? Sometimes They're Free

You've probably read a lot about how much lawyers make, how much they charge, how prohibitively expensive legal fees can be, etc.  Lawyers are often expensive, with good reason, but there are a significant number of attorneys who care about providing low cost legal services to the public. 

Case in point: lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association staff a free -- free, as in it doesn't cost anything -- phone bank to answer legal questions from Dallas County residents on the second and third Wednesday of every month.  The DBA's LegalLine is available from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on those days, and DBA lawyers handle anywhere from 50 to 90 calls in a typical evening.   The next session is tonight, so if you or someone you know has a legal question, these dedicated lawyers can be reached at 214-220-7476. 

And don't forget to thank them when you're done. 


Posted: 6/7/2011 2:45:05 PM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

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