legal aid society
- A non-profit organization often sponsored by local bar association donations and sometimes by some governmental support, aimed at providing assistance to individuals with limited financial resources who require legal aid. Such societies evaluate the applicant's financial condition and provide necessary services like counseling, document preparation, mediation, and free legal assistance if absolutely needed through volunteer attorneys. They do not assist in criminal cases as those without funds are constitutionally guaranteed representation
- The local legal aid society helped the single mother deal with her landlord dispute.
- After being wrongfully dismissed from his job, John sought help from a legal aid society to understand his rights.
- The legal aid society provided the tenant with necessary documentation and counseling to handle the eviction notice.