Legal Self-Help

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ND Self-Help Resources

North Dakota Self-Help Resources

North Dakota Legal Self-Help Center

The North Dakota Legal Self-Help Center provides resources for individuals representing themselves in court in North Dakota. The website includes information and forms on topics such as divorce, guardianship, small claims court, and name changes. This is currently the most comprehensive source for North Dakota-specific self-help resources. In addition to its web-site, Center staff may be contacted at

Legal Services of North Dakota

Legal Services of North Dakota is a non-profit organization providing legal services to low-income and elderly residents in North Dakota. In addition to its staff attorneys, spread through several offices throughout the state, the organization's web-site includes educational materials and forms for those seeking to represent themselves.

SBAND Lawyer Referral Service

The State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) offers the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), a phone service in which, for a small fee, individuals may be matched with qualified attorneys specializing in their area of need. Note that the fee covers only the matching service; if an individual chooses to hire the attorney, he or she will be responsible for legal fees as specified by that attorney.