LawHelp Interactive is a national program providing online legal document assembly for poverty law and court access-to-justice programs across the country. Online document assembly increases opportunities for self-represented litigants to achieve justice on their own and improves efficiency for legal aid organizations, pro bono programs, and courts. LawHelp Interactive is run by Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice.
LawHelp Interactive allows unrepresented litigants and pro bono and legal aid attorneys to quickly and easily draft complete legal documents, such as requests for orders of protection and answers to eviction complaints, by answering questions via an easy-to-use online interface. Commonly-used forms include those for divorce, parenting plans, orders of protection, wills, powers of attorney for property, advance directives, debt collection, and landlord-tenant issues.
Templates are created by legal experts, then uploaded to the national LawHelp Interactive server and made available to advocates and the public, often through legal aid websites such as LawHelp.org. LawHelp Interactive is also used in court-based self-help centers, some of which collaborate with legal aid and pro bono programs to supplement the online forms with advice and counsel.
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LawHelp Interactive Program Manager
Pro Bono Net
151 West 30th Street, 10th floor
New York, NY 10001