By Issue

National Organizations

The American Bar Association’s website will guide you to a list of resources in your state, including pro bono legal representation for victims in civil cases.

LawHelp assists low and moderate income people in finding free legal aid programs in their communities and answers to questions about their legal rights.  LawHelp’s website has referrals to resources for each state, including a mix of self-help resources and links to pro bono attorneys.


1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for crime victims to learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines a helpline, an online chat, and web-based information and service referrals.

How do I find an attorney?

Victims often need attorneys to protect their rights during the civil cases.  Anytime a victim is seeking an attorney (s)he will want to interview that attorney to ensure it is a good fit.  Some questions to ask as you consider retaining an attorney can be found here.

The American Bar Association (ABA)

The ABA’s website has links to many local and state bar associations which maintain lists of attorneys who may be able to represent victims in civil cases.

Statewide Organizations

Alaska Institute for Justice


The Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly Alaska Immigration Justice Project) is a nonprofit agency that provides low-cost immigration legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in all immigration applications including citizenship, permanent resident status, work permits, asylum, family-based petitions and immigration petitions for immigrant victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Since 1929, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has provided civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County.

Metropolitan Family Services: Legal Aid Society

The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including those who are impoverished, the elderly and victims of domestic violence.

Montana Legal Services Association

For over fifty years, the Montana Legal Services Association has helped ensure fairness for all in Montana’s justice system by providing civil, non-criminal legal services to low income Montanans living in all 56 Montana counties and on all Tribal Reservations.

Victim Legal Network of DC (VLNDC)

(202) 629-1788
VLNDC is a network of legal service providers in DC that provide legal assistance to victims of crime in DC. The network provides victims of crime with access to 16 different legal service organizations that can provide legal help in a variety of issues including (but not limited to) family law, immigration, and crime victims’ rights. When a victim contacts VLNDC, the organization strives to connect the victim to any member organizations that may be able to assist them with their pending legal needs. If the network cannot assist them, it provides the victim with other resources to explore. 

Georgia Legal Services Program

The Georgia Legal Services Program is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities out of poverty. 

Lone Star Legal Aid

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm with a rich and deeply respected history of advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations.  LSLA is the fourth largest free legal aid provider in the United States serving approximately 60,000 square miles, one-third of Texas, including 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also four counties of southwest Arkansas.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Mid-MN Legal Aid serves Minnesotans in the 20 counties of central Minnesota, including Hennepin, from offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar. Legal Aid serves seniors in the additional counties of Anoka, Cass, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Pine and Wadena counties, and offers statewide services to people with disabilities on issues associated with disabilities.

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center advocates for victims in state and federal court in Colorado by providing pro bono legal representation and social service support to these victims.