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Live Online Legal Chats

Boot Camp feature for Monday, January 24, 2000

A lawyer is just a mouse click away. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Okay, cut the lawyer jokes. Sooner or later, just about everyone needs one for something. And a site called uslaw.com will let you chat with an attorney online for free, any time of the day or night. USLaw.com president Neal J. B. Simon....

"We've got a web site that is the first to have a one on one live chat with an attorney. And that's 24 hours a day, anyone can go on our site and for free, access an attorney. We also have a library of consumer friendly articles about legal issues. Not statutes and case law, but articles that explain the law in simple language and explain what types of actions people can take."

The online lawyers are there to help you understand the law, not practice law over the net...

"A lot of people come on our site not understanding what their basic legal issues are. So say, for example, the other day somebody came on our site and said my wife is pregnant, she's going to have our baby in a few weeks, her employer has said she's not going to get any time off. What most people don't know is that health law, is it employment law, is it family law? What is it? Well, it turns out it's the Family Medical Leave Act. "

There are downloadable legal documents and listings of lawyers as well at USLaw.com.