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Lawyers volunteer to provide free confidential legal advice on Teen Legal Helpline
If you've been the victim of a crime, have committed a crime, been wrongfully accused of a crime, are dealing with family law issues, immigration issues or any other legal matters - now you can get free, confidential and anonymous legal advice for teens on Teen Legal Helpline. All you have to do is go to the website, submit your question and a lawyer will connect with you and provide confidential legal advice and information. The site guarantees that, "we will never charge because you should not be denied help because you cannot afford it."
Built securely to keep your information safe, the service was created by Matthew Boulos, who graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in Computer Science, Peace & Conflict Studies and International Relations as well as a fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a law degree from Harvard. When a teen that had been wrongfully accused of a crime approached Boulos at the youth church group he mentored, it inspired him to create this service. Boulos put the young man in touch with a criminal lawyer who gave him advice that proved the accusation was false. While Boulos was happy about this result, he was worried about what would've happened to the teen if he didn't have access to that free legal advice. Not wanting other youth to be in similar positions, Boulos thought of a way to bridge this legal gap for teens and lawyers.
To learn more, read a full interview with Boulos about Teen Legal Helpline.
Please note: mindyourmind does NOT offer legal advice. If you have legal questions, go to Teen Legal Helpline. This post is intended to inform you about this service - but we don't not provide any legal services on this site.
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