It's tough navigating through our complex legal system. On top of that, advice can be costly.

Often, people who need legal counsel go without help, diminishing their chances of getting the relief to which they might be entitled.

The Clearinghouse of Jefferson County has a possible remedy for county residents who might not be able to afford hiring an attorney or who just need some legal advice.

The Clearinghouse will host a legal advice clinic on May 30 at its new facility at Second and West streets. Registration for the Neighborhood Legal Clinic begins at 10 a.m.

Lawyers will offer advice on a variety of topics: Landlord or tenant issues, housing and foreclosure, guardianship, child support, immigration, bankruptcy, consumer complaints, debt, wills and estates, Social Security, disability, expungement or tax controversies.

The organization will not offer local legal representation or discuss criminal, personal injury or divorce cases.

This service is another way in which social service groups can help improve our quality of life in a community.

Those who need legal advice should be sure to register for an appointment. Relief might be available for some who thought a resolution to their problems was out of their reach.