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  • Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry

    Our Mission is to serve people in need, especially, those who are poor and vulnerable;  to work to improve social conditions for all people in the community and to call members of the Church and community to do the same.  More specifically, our office helps victims of domestic violence and those in unsafe relationships with family and domestic law matters.

    For details see: http://www.ccstl.org/services/family-and-community/149-catholic-legal-assistance-ministry.html

  • Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts

    KCVLAA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal and accounting assistance to qualifying artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines.  Our ArtSmarts program provides seminars in arts law to help artists avoid common pitfalls in their professional arts careers.  Opportunities:  Attorneys and accountants can work one on one with artists on various legal and accounting questions, can recruit additional attorneys and accountants to volunteer with the program, can speak at one of our ArtSmarts legal or accounting seminars, and can generate publications for the KCVLAA.  Law students can volunteer at seminars, can answer telephone and email inquiries and can work on publications individually or in a group.  For details visit:  www.kcvlaa.org

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

    Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing legal assistance to the low-income community in 21 counties of eastern Missouri. LSEM handles only civil cases in the areas of family, housing, consumer, education, immigration, public benefits, income maintenance, and other problems specific to the elderly. LSEM also publishes handbooks and brochures on a variety of legal issues, provides community education presentations, and assists people in the community at various outreach centers.

    For details see: http://www.lsem.org

  • Legal Service of Southern Missouri

    Legal Services of Southern Missouri ("LSSM") is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.  Mission: The Board of Directors and staff of LSSM are committed to the proposition that all people in Southern Misouri, regardless of income, deserve equal access to justice.  Further, we recognize that there is a need to provide equal access to the system of justice for low-income individuals who seek redress of grievances.  Therefore, it is our mission to provide quality legal representation and advice to low-income persons that ensures equal access to justice in civil matters; within our financial constraints. For details visit the Legal Services of Southern Missouri website.
  • Legal Aid of Western MO Volunteer Attorney Project

    The Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP) is the pro bono component of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.   VAP, co-sponsored by bar associations throughout LAWMO's service area, provides free legal services to elgibible cilents in 40-counties of western Missouri.  Through the project, private attorneys agree to accept cases on a pro bono basis representing the homeless, senior citizens and others in need of, but unable to afford, legal assistance.  Solo practititioners as well as members of small, medium and large law firms and in-house corporate counsel make up the program's more than 900 volunteers.  Approximately 35 percent of our volunteers are providing legal assistance to clients on a regular basis.    Since 1982, VAP is has helped more that 13,600 clients to secure life's basics including habitable shelter, a safe haven from abusers, health care and education.

    For details see: http://www.lawmo.org

  • Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corp.

    Mid-Missouri Legal Services (MMLS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit civil legal services program that serves low-income people in 11 counties in central Missouri.  The counties include:  Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, Osage and Randolph.  Its mission is to ensure access to justice to low-income people who could not otherwise afford an attorney.  Its primary practice areas include:  family, domestic violence, health, housing, consumer, public benefits, income maintenance, education and employment law.    It is funded by the Legal Services Corporation,  a Dept. of Justice OVW  Fund, the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Fund (IOLTA), the Missouri Bar, City of Columbia, County of Boone, Callaway County United Way and Audrain County United Way.

    For details see: http://www.lsmo.org

  • Samaritan Center Legal Care

    Geographic service area:  Samaritan Center Legal Care primarily serves people in the counties surrounding Jefferson City including Cole, Moniteau, Miller, Osage, Maries and Callaway.  In special situations, persons living outside of this area may be served, if the jurisdiction is within the area or can be handled through pro se assistance (limited scope representation.).  Income eligibility:  The program is primarily for persons whose household income is at or below 150% of federal poverty level.  See chart.  We do not rely solely on tables of numbers to determine need but also assesses human and community factors.  For example, although a person may not be presently in poverty, failure to provide assistance may trigger a series of dominoes.  

    For details see: http://www.midmosamaritan.org/

  • St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court

    To better address domestic violence victims’ need for protection in the St. Louis community, the Family Court of St. Louis County formed a Specialized Civil Domestic Violence Court. The DV Court centralizes the handling of domestic violence Order of Protection cases in order to better achieve tangible outcomes for both victims and offenders. DV Court staff and judges place an emphasis upon judicial monitoring and community collaboration in order to enhance victim safety and impose offender accountability.
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

    VLAA offers legal and accounting assistance to artists and arts organizations with arts-related legal and accounting problems. Opportunities: volunteer lawyers work one-on-one with clients regarding arts-related legal issues, recruit volunteer lawyers, accept speaking engagements for VLAA , write or edit VLAA publications or participate in the Arts Resolutions Services program as a mediator; law students may work on research projects, working independently or in small groups or assist with administrative tasks.

    For details see: http://www.vlaa.org