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Describes how to determine whether to seek the assistance of a lawyer, how to look for a lawyer, questions to ask before hiring a lawyer, lawyers’ fees and expenses, and what clients can do if they are not satisfied with a lawyer's services.
While the FTC won't resolve disputes, it will use consumer complaints to "detect patterns of fraud and abuse, which may lead to investigations and eliminate unfair business practices."
Get information from a government agency
If a legal problem is in an area regulated by a government agency, such as public assistance, social security, or medicare, you may be able to get some guidance from that agency. This section of our guide may help you determine who to contact with questions.
Many Federal Government agencies have Ombudsmen to help resolve citizen complaints. Click on the link above to execute a search for "ombudsman" at usa.gov, and add search terms to limit your search to a particular agency.
"The Alaska State Court Law Library serves the legal information needs of Alaskans by selecting, organizing and facilitating access to legal research resources and court system information." The library includes a main office and collection in Anchorage, and information at 16 branch libraries throughout Alaska.