Pro bono lawyers Missouri especialize in providing legal services to persons and families of limited means and to charities and other non-profit organizations, which work on their behalf.
Clients who seek the help and assistance of legal aid services are people seeking protection from an abusive domestic situation, drafting of simple wills, power of attorney, health care programs, consumer complaints, family matters, bankruptcy, etc.
Most legal aid clinics do not make appointments. Services are rendered on a “first come first serve basis.” Pro bono attorneys are not able to assist with criminal charges. If you have a criminal case and can not afford a lawyer, contact the Public Defenders office in your area.
The slow economy has contributed for a decreased in the number of pro bono services offered by the legal community. But a good number of non-profit organizations and attorneys willing to provide such services still can be found in most counties. The ABA recommends that lawyers give FIFTY hours of pro bono assistance a year.
The legal aid program needs improvements in order to assure every one can have access to to the justice system. You can collaborate by making a donation or lobbying your state representatives for a funding increase to the programs.
Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation - 205 E Forest Ave Columbia, MO 65203'4302 Phone: (573)442'0116 Fax: (573)875'0173
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. - 801 Broadway Rm 200 Hannibal, MO 63401'4353 Phone: (573)248'1111 Fax: (573)248'2152
Samaritan Center Legal Care - 1310 E. McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573)364'7776
Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Volunteer Attorney Project - P.O. Box 1605 Joplin, MO 64802 Phone: (417)782'1650 Fax: (417)782'1653
Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Volunteer Attorney Project - 1125 Grand Avenue 19th Floor Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 421'8020
Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Volunteer Attorney Project - 106 South 7th Street 4th Floor Saint Joseph, MO 64502 Phone: (816)364'2325 Fax: (816)364'2647
Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - 4158 Lindell Blvd. Saint Louis, MO 63108 Phone: (314)371'4640 Fax: (314)371'4766
Professional Housing Resources (PHRI) 225 S. Meramec Avenue 206 St. Louis, MO 63105 Phone: (314)726'0098
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. Saint Louis Volunteer Lawyers' Program - 4232 Forest Park Ave Saint Louis, MO 63108'2811 Phone: (314)534'4200 Fax: (314)534'1028
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers And Accountants For The Arts - 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112 Phone: (314)863'6930 Fax: (314)863'6932
Legal Services Of Southern Missouri - 2872 S. Meadowbrook Avenue Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: (417)881'1397 Fax: (417)881'2159
Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Volunteer Attorney Project - 120 Hout St Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone: (660)747'7101 Fax: (660)747'7104