Missouri Legal Services

Legal aid programs providing free legal help to the low-income and disadvantaged in Missouri


Types of Free Legal Assistance Provided

Get Legal Aid

Apply for legal aid at the legal aid program that serves your county.  You can apply by telephone or online with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, or the Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

Go to the link button to find the office that serves your county.

"Hot Weather Rule" - Utility Disconnections

During the summer months, the Missouri Hot Weather Rule goes into effect. All electric utility service providers must follow these rules before they can disconnect your electricity service. You can find more information concerning this issue by clicking the link below or viewing the Legal Information/Utilites Topic.

Missouri Tenant Help

Many persons served by legal aid programs in Missouri may be facing eviction and are unable to get an attorney.  Sadly, we do not have the resources to serve all those who seek our help.

We are providing a link to the https://motenanthelp.org can help self-represented persons defend themselves  The website can produce a document which a tenant can file with the court where their eviction is pending. Additionally, the website has tons of helpful information about evictions.

Missouri Kinship Navigator


The Missouri Kinship Navigator is offering legal information clinics through the University of Missouri Parent Link program. If you are interested in attending, go to the link button below. 

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27 Jun 2024


Legal Services of Western Missouri Smart Party

 Legal Aid turns 60 this year! And to commemorate this milestone, decades…

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23 Jun 2024

Legal Services of Southern Missouri

LSSM Mourns the Loss of Former Executive Director Douglas Kays

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) is deeply saddened to announce the…

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29 Aug 2024

SMBA Clean Slate "Expungement" Clinic

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Springfield, Missouri

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