When you talk to a legal advocate, you can expect that:

  • Services are offered free of charge
  • Legal advocates are not attorneys and will be unable to give legal advice
  • Advocates can offer a range of services that might include:
  • Accompanying you to court
  • Helping you fill out paperwork
  • Helping you understand the civil or criminal process
  • Outlining or prioritizing the legal options that are available
  • Informing you about what actually goes on in court
  • Preparing you for a hearing or trial, and giving support before, during and after
  • Referring you to low or no-cost lawyers

(This information is taken from: www.wscadv.org)