If you have a legal problem there are different people who can help you.
Other people, such as paralegals, can call themselves a lawyer without being regulated by an approved regulator of legal services. They might instead be part of a membership organisation and be self regulated.
There are some legal services which non regulated lawyers cannot provide. But they can help you with various other services, including writing your will, going to court with you or giving you general legal advice.
Some may offer free advice and support while others may charge a fee. Their level of skills and experience may vary. There are different factors to keep in mind to help you decide where to go.
Click on the side menu for key facts about lawyers who do not need to be regulated. Find out what they can do, how to find one and how you may be protected in case something goes wrong.