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The Law Library of Congress’s Guide to Online Law includes legal information from over a hundred different countries and all fifty states.
The Legal Information Institute has guides to 130 different areas of law.
The Armed Forces Legal Assistance site is also a great resource for basic legal information, aimed at service members, but often generally helpful, on topics including consumer law, family law and trusts and estates.
LawHelp has basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more for each state.
State and local bar associations may offer legal information on their websites.
Consumers' Guide to Legal Help. A directory from the American Bar Association that can be searched for state-specific consumer resources, including assistance with foreclosure.
Options for getting out of default on student loans. The U.S. Department of Education provides information about how to get student loans out of default status.
Income-based repayment plans for student loans. The U.S. Department of Education provides information about options for student loan repayment based on current income.
Copyright, patent and trademark
The ACLU's pamphlet "Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement". Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi, and Somali.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. From the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.
Legal Voice offers self-help publications on a variety of Employment topics, including Employment Discrimination, Family Leave Laws, and Termination of Employment. Some information is specific to Washington State, but information about federal laws is also provided.
Small Business Law
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Planner.
Wills / Trusts / Estates
Legal Voice offers self-help publications, including After a Death Occurs - A Checklist. Some information is tailored to Washington State, but a lot of general information that may be helpful for planning purposes is also provided.