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Delaware Legal Phone Hotline Moves Online

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Delaware Legal Phone Hotline Moves Online

"The Delaware Bar Foundation and nonprofit legal services agencies announced a website has replaced the telephone-based Delaware Legal Helplink.

Delegalhelplink.orgwill provide contact information for a legal services agency, state agency or social services organization tailored to legal needs identified by a user.

Those who not qualify for legal assistance from a legal services agency, state agency or social services organization will be provided a link to the Lawyer Referral Service on the Delaware State Bar Association website.

The Delaware Legal Helplink provides access to 40 percent more agencies than its telephone-based predecessor The service was praised by top officials in the state, who added that more needs to be done to improve access to legal advice.

“Delaware Legal Helplink provides Delawareans with convenient access to important legal services across our state, and other social services provided by the State of Delaware and our partners,” said Gov. John Carney. “This new website, will help connect Delawareans with those services in a more efficient way – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thank you to Delaware’s nonprofit legal services providers, and other members of Delaware’s esteemed legal community, for their leadership and partnership on this important work.”

“The Delaware Judiciary congratulates Delaware’s nonprofit civil legal services providers on the launch of their new online resource for matching low-income litigants with the legal help they need. We are particularly pleased that this new service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More needs to be done, but this new, modern Legal Helplink is another tool that will assist in providing better access to justice for all Delawareans,” said Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr..."

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