ArchCity Defenders strives to prevent and end homelessness among the indigent and working poor in the St. Louis region by providing holistic and civil legal services. To learn more, please visit www.archcitydefenders.org.
The BAR Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) is now offering the St. Louis Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Program (PSAP), a free legal clinic located at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis, designed to help individuals without an attorney to answer legal questions about bankruptcy. Find out more about the program, please visit https://www.bamsl.org/index.cfm?pg=BankruptcyAssistanceProject.
Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry offers legal representation for families and individuals who do not have the resources to hire a lawyer. Among other areas of representation, the service offers special projects related to domestic relations, immigration and veterans advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.ccstl.org/organizations/st-francis-community-services/.
Crime Victim Center Legal Assistance Program combines expertise in domestic violence issues and legal remedies with immediate and on-going support that is easily accessible and free-of-charge. Learn more here www.supportvictims.org/legal-line.
The Exoneration Project (EP) is through the Chicago University School of Law. The EP reviews cases of innocence for people who have gone to trial and were found guilty of crimes they did not commit. The EP considers post-conviction cases across the nation for individuals wrongfully convicted of different types of crimes and with different sentence lengths, including cases where a defendant has served their complete sentence or plead guilty. They do NOT consider cases of self-defense. To learn more, please visit https://www.exonerationproject.org/.
The Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom handles employment and consumer cases on the behalf of low-wage workers, and provides no-cost legal advice to tenants on housing issues and represents tenants who have been sued for eviction in Jackson County. To learn more, please visit: http://www.jobsandfreedom.org/legal-team
Legal Bridge Community Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that empowers qualifying clients to control the destiny of their organizations, households and communities. Legal Bridge serves clients whose incomes are above the poverty line, but who cannot afford private attorneys by providing low, flat fee and sliding scale services to people above the poverty wage, but below the living wage in Kansas City. Legal Bridge focuses its representation primarily on Kansas City’s east side. To learn more, please visit http://legalbridgekc.org.
Legal Checkup for Veterans is an online tool created in partnership by The American Bar Association, ARAG® legal insurance and CuroLegal. The free web-based application helps veterans identify legal needs in their lives – and provides them with straightforward suggestions and resources to help resolve their legal issues. To learn more, please visit https://veteranslegalcheckup.com/.
Legal Connection: Military Matters is a program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. The program strives to fill the gap in legal services available to veterans and active duty military personnel living in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. To learn more, please visit https://kclegalconnection.org.
Legal Services of Missouri provides legal help to low-income and elderly people in Missouri. The services are provided by and supported through the efforts of the four legal aid programs in the state. The four legal aid programs include: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Legal Services of Southern Missouri and Mid-Missouri Legal Services. Applicants seeking assistance should contact the Legal Services program in their area. To learn more, please visit the Legal Services of Missouri website at www.lsmo.org.
M.A.R.C.H. Inc. (Mediation Achieving Results for Children) is a state-wide nonprofit (501c3) that provides mediation and limited-scope legal services for families to resolve disputes including custody, access and visitation, and financial support of children. These services may be provided free of charge to Missouri families that qualify. To learn more, please visit https://www.marchmediation.org/.
The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the investigation, litigation, and exoneration of wrongfully convicted men and women in a five-state region. MIP was founded in 2001 through the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law and is part of the national Innocence Network. MIP does NOT accept cases with claims of self-defense, intoxication, insanity, or consensual sex. To learn more, please visit http://themip.org/.
The Missouri Attorney General’s – Military Legal Assistance Team (MLAT) provides pro bono legal assistance to service-members and veterans in Missouri for qualifying legal matters. The program also offers educational opportunities for Missouri service-members, veterans, and businesses. To learn more, please visit http://ago.mo.gov/home/working-for-you/military-legal-assistance-team.
The Representing Yourself website by Missouri’s Courts is designed to provide information, resources and forms for those involved in family law matters in the state of Missouri. To learn more, please visit http://www.selfrepresent.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=5240.
The Samaritan Center Legal Care is a program affiliated with the Samaritan Center, a regional, multi-service charitable agency based in Jefferson City. The Legal Care program helps those in mid-Missouri who cannot otherwise afford legal services to have the opportunity for legal assistance through attorneys who volunteer to provide free or reduced cost legal services and through assistance with court and other costs from the Legal Care fund. To learn more, please visit www.midmosamaritan.org.
The St. Louis Mediation Project is a free program helping tenants, homeowners, landlords, and lenders solve housing disputes in and out of court. To learn more, please visit: https://www.stlmediationproject.org/
VetLex is a national, dedicated web-based network of coordinated pro bono providers to serve the legal needs of veterans. The Jones Day Foundation and The American Bar Association have partnered with Unite Us, a technology company, to build the platform which is available to assist veterans in obtaining pro bono counsel for their legal matters. To learn more, please visit https://vetlex.org.
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