Recent Legal Aid Articles

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Shelley Frost

What's the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

The words “lawyer” and “attorney” are often used interchangeably, but they have some slight differences. Learning more about these two titles can give you a better sense of your options when it comes to legal counsel.

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What Is an Affidavit?

If you’re verifying financial information, recovering from identity theft or going through a divorce, you may need to write an affidavit.  These sworn legal statements provide declarations of facts.

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Oriel Roy

What Is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?

If you believe you've been wrongly detained by the state or federal government, issuing a writ of habeas corpus is a way to challenge your imprisonment.

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How to File a Complaint Against an Attorney

Attorneys aren't above the law. If a lawyer engages in misconduct, you may be able to file a grievance or complaint with the court or a state licensing authority.

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Can I Challenge a Parking Ticket?

Finding a parking ticket on your car is a massive bummer — especially if it was unduly issued. Learn how to fight a parking ticket successfully.

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How to Handle a Dispute With a Contractor

Some bad contractors can slip through, no matter how much you research. If you wind up in this situation, it's important to know what to do to protect yourself financially.

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3 Ways to Resolve Disputes Without Going to Court

Using various conflict resolution methods, often with the help of a third party, can help you come to an agreement and resolve the issue much faster than going to trial.

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Know Your Rights as a Consumer

Don't let a business take advantage of you. Find out how consumer rights laws can protect you from defective products and unfair practices.


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