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Columbia, MO 65201
800-568-4931 (toll free)
Provides free legal assistance to those who qualify.
Springfield, MO 65802
800-444-4863 (toll free)
"LSSM's purpose is to provide case representation and advice to low-income persons in civil matters only. LSSM serves only the low-income and elderly. LSSM never charges a fee to a client."
St Louis, MO 63108
800-444-0514 (toll free)
"Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM) provides free civil legal assistance to elderly and low-income people in 21 counties in Eastern Missouri. Clients must meet eligibility guidelines to qualify for assistance, and should call the LSEM office to discuss their legal problems."
Kansas City, MO 64106
"Since its establishment as a not-for-profit organization, LAWMo has maintained and followed the same mission: to provide the highest quality legal services to individuals, families and groups faced with economic barriers in obtaining civil legal representation. Services are available to those living below the poverty level in a 40 county area in western Missouri. However, due to limited funding, LAWMo must set strict priorities for the type of cases it can accept. Priority is given to cases involving housing, employment, domestic abuse, immigration, consumer problems and public benefits. LAWMo does not accept fee-generating cases. Clients are not charged attorney fees but are required to pay court costs and filing fees when applicable."
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