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For Immediate Release

April 8, 2013                         

CONTACT:

Karin Romans, Pro Bono Net

212-760-2554 x496 | kromans@probono.net

 

LawHelp.org Offers Tax Help to the Public

Legal Portal Features Self-help Resources, Information, Referrals

New York (April 8, 2013)  - The fallout from our nation's economic crisis has deeply affected the lives of millions of Americans. Skyrocketing rates of unemployment and foreclosures have left families living in poverty. LawHelp.org offers critical help obtaining and learning about much-needed tax credits. LawHelp.org is a national, online resource that helps low-income people find local legal aid programs, answers to questions about legal rights, court information, self-help tools, links to social service agencies and more. LawHelp.org was developed with support from the Legal Services Corporation.

LawHelp.org 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.   

"The economic crisis and high rates of unemployment have had devastating consequences for millions of Americans. It's essential that struggling families receive all the benefits to which they're entitled," said Mark O'Brien, Executive Director of Pro Bono Net.  "LawHelp makes it easier for them to obtain these important benefits as well as find needed information, by putting tax resources, referrals and tools on one user-friendly site."

 

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Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.  Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based platforms - www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org and www.lawhelpinteractive.org - to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and provide direct information and tools for self-representation to low-income communities.  Pro Bono Net also developed Pro Bono Manager, pro bono practice management software that helps AmLaw 200 law firms increase pro bono participation, manage pro bono caseloads more efficiently and raise internal and external awareness of pro bono efforts.  For more information, visit www.probono.net.

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