Copyright and Terms of Use

Copyrights of all works indexed on this site remain the property of their respective holders. If you have concerns about any possible copyright issues relating to works indexed on this site, please contact NLADA at or telephone 202-452-0620.

The website itself is copyright © 2019 National Legal Aid & Defender Association, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC 3.0 US. Parts of this site are adapted from the model Australian Policy Online. Among many other changes, that site is built with Drupal and this one with WordPress, so the software is completely different, as are the taxonomies and other things.

Website Terms of Use

All use of this website, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use this website. These terms may be changed by National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) at any time without notice. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms. Terms & Conditions:

The materials provided on this site are for information purposes only. These materials constitute general information relating to civil legal aid. They do not constitute legal advice or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such.

The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of NLADA or its funders or partners. If you require legal advice, you should retain competent legal counsel to advise you. Please do not provide any confidential information to NLADA pertaining to your legal affairs.

Confidentiality of Communications
NLADA does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent by email or through its website, or left in voicemail messages on organization telephones. Unsolicited information and material may not be treated as confidential

Although NLADA has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this site are accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee: the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; that defects will be corrected; or that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website and the materials provided on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied.

NLADA and its funders and partners will have no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Doing so without seeking the advice of legal counsel constitutes a misuse of the information.

Links to Third Party Sites
Legal Aid Research is designed to be a resource for information on matters that might be of interest to researchers and others interested in legal aid. As a result, there are links throughout the website to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that NLADA endorses or recommends the information contained in linked websites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness or fitness for a particular purpose. NLADA takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third party sites.

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