Legal Services Vermont offers new online ‘roadmaps’

Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 1:12 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Need legal help but aren’t sure if you need a lawyer or can afford one? There are new resources that can help Vermonters navigate common legal problems.

Legal Services Vermont just launched what they’re calling “Roadmaps,” a series of easy-to-follow tutorials for common civil legal issues like getting a temporary restraining order, starting a divorce, dealing with small claims court, and being denied social security benefits.

Legal Services Vermont says they saw nearly 100,000 Vermonters visit their website last year.

“It tells us that the need is huge. There are a lot of people who just don’t know how to negotiate the system. They don’t have resources that they need,” said the group’s Sam Abel-Palmer.

If those don’t help, Legal Services Vermont has other resources to help Vermonters struggling with civil legal issues.

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