For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016
CONTACT: Karin Romans, Pro Bono Net
212-760-2554 x496 | kromans@probono.net

National Legal Help Website Features Self-help Resources, Information, Referrals

New York – March 31, 2016– While our nation’s economy continues to improve, the enduring effects of the economic crisis continue to impact the lives of millions of Americans. LawHelp.org offers critical help obtaining and learning about much-needed tax credits.

LawHelp.org is the gateway to a national network of nonprofit statewide legal information portals dedicated to providing free online legal resources to individuals with limited means.  LawHelp.org helps low-income people find local nonprofit legal aid programs in all 50 states, answers to questions about legal rights, court information, self-help tools, links to social service agencies and more.

The LawHelp.org network offers a variety of free tools and information for those grappling with tax preparation including fact sheets for those facing a variety of special circumstances; information about rebates and tax credits, including the earned income tax credit; links to sites offering free tax filing; referrals to organizations that offer free or low-cost help; information on avoiding tax scams; and more.

“LawHelp makes it easier for struggling families to obtain important benefits as well as find needed information, by providing a gateway to tax resources, referrals and tools on one user-friendly site,” said Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net.

LawHelp.org is operated by Pro Bono Net, the nonprofit leader in technology solutions to expand access to justice for those in need. LawHelp.org is available in English and Spanish and was developed with support from the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grant program.

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About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged.  Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches the underserved.  Our comprehensive programs, including www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org andwww.lawhelpinteractive.org, enable legal advocates to make a stronger impact, increase volunteer participation, and empower the public with resources and self-help tools to improve their lives.  For more information, please visit www.probono.net.


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