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Is there a place on the internet that someone in my position can go to for either free or cheap legal advice? I can’t afford to hire an attorney for every little thing, but I’d like to be able to have someone that I can pay to quickly look over documents and stuff that are outside of my scope of specialty and let me know if I’m getting a short end of a stick or not. Or, to look at a basic copyright claim I’ve made on several short stories and all.

Is there such a thing on the internet?


Citizens Advice might be one to check. I grabbed this from their website:

“If you need legal help or advice to sort out a problem, it’s not always necessary to consult a legal adviser. You may be able to deal with the problem yourself or with help from your local advice centre. This could be free help from your local Citizens Advice Bureau, a housing advice centre or a law centre near you. Some advice centres, such as law centres, are staffed by solicitors and other specialist caseworkers, and can offer free legal advice.

Even if you do need professional legal advice, getting help from your local advice centre may be a good place to start. An adviser can help you decide whether a solicitor or another legal adviser is actually needed. They may also be able to refer you for further specialist help. This may include:

assistance from a specialist organisation
free legal advice
help with your court case.”

Link here:

That would be a free option for the UK. If you wanted to pay someone to look over a few things you could try Fiverr or Freelancer to get someone in that area, You might be surprised who you find. It’s a little difficult though as you need to trust that person if right…

Yes I’d try Citizens Advice like Scott recommended. You can always try and see if any copyright lawyer or whichever you seek will give you some free advice? Many times when I’ve wanted to know something I’ll email various solicitors or lawyers in that particular field and they will often give me advice on how to move forward.

They do this in the hopes you’ll move forward with them 😉

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