All applicants for our free legal assistance must go through our intake process. During this conversation, a member of our Intake team will gather your household information, including household size, income and asset information, conduct a required check for conflicts of interest, and get a brief description of your problem. For your convenience, there are three ways you can apply for our services.
Call the office that serves your area during that office’s intake hours. See “Areas Served/Office Locations” and the map of our service area to locate the office that serves your area. If you are unsure which office to call, you may simply call 1-866-534-5243 toll-free, and you will be automatically routed to the legal aid office that serves your area.
You can apply online here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our online application will collect most of the essential information, but you will still need to speak to an intake paralegal to complete the application. Our intake staff will typically get back in touch with you within three business days to review and complete your application.
Visit the office in person that serves your area during that office’s intake hours. See “Areas Served/Office Locations” and the map of our service area to locate the office that serves your area and the office’s intake hours.
Please do not submit legal questions by e-mail. We cannot provide legal advice unless you have been found eligible for our services through our normal intake system.
Until you are formally accepted as a client after going through our intake system, BRLS does not intend to create an attorney-client relationship by receiving e-mail communications, and you should not provide us with any privileged or confidential information if you do e-mail us prior to becoming a client. Please apply using one of the methods above to be screened first.