Legal services program offices

By WORLDLawDirect  [October 17th, 2011]

Legal Services Offices

Most communities are served by one or more legal services program offices. These programs provide free legal services in civil (not criminal) cases to individuals who have little or no income. Staff lawyers and paralegals who have expertise with the types of cases most commonly encountered by individuals living below or near the poverty level provide these services. Income guidelines often determine eligibility. For example, to be eligible a household of one may have to have an adjusted gross income less than approximately $9,500 and a household of four an adjusted gross income less than $19,000.

Because of the high demand for services and limited staff resources, legal services programs cannot serve everyone who needs assistance. Programs can accept only a few cases in limited categories. You should consult the community services pages of your local phone book or look in the white pages under "Legal Services of ..." for the name and number of the legal services program nearest you.

If you cannot find any legal assistance, contact us here at WORLDLawDirect and we will try to help you find a solution.

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