Q: My sister recently got herself into some legal issues. She is also mentally unstable. Do you offer pro bono services?
Due to the high fees, my family and I aren’t able to afford the rates for a criminal defense attorney
much more info needed.
if it is criminal and you can't afford a lawyer the judge will appoint one for you.
if she has mental challenges then you need a lawyer experienced with that.
That is what the public defender's office is for.
Whenever someone asks for pro bono services I ask that person what that person has done to pay it forward.
Saying you will do something now is not paying it forward. It is bartering
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