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OACAC Summer Energy Assistance Program opens June 1 for counties across the Ozarks


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3)—Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, or OACAC, is opening its summer energy assistance program to help people with their energy bills this summer. The program starts June 1.If you’re at risk of getting your energy shut off...

LAWMO Golf for Good!


Legal Services of Western Missouri 2024 VAP golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, August 16 at Tiffany Greens Golf Club! Stay tuned for all the details!  

LAWMO Staff Member Latricia Scott Adams Honored


At The 2024 Big Event held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, Latricia Scott Adams was honored with the esteemed Alvin Sykes Justice Award. Latricia is the director of Legal Aid's Volunteer Attorney Project. Each year, the UMKC Foundation a...

Legal Services of Southern Missouri Appoints New Executive Director


With a long-standing history of supporting civil legal rights, the organization aims to expand its capacity, advocacy, and outreach endeavors to ensure equal access to justice for all low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families across ...

LSC has Awarded Funds for Development of Statewide Websites


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded a grant of $314,140 to the Kansas Legal Services (KLS) to work with 17 legal aid programs.  This includes Missouri.  The legal aid programs will build on a prior successful TIG project whi...

The Legal Services Corporation Awards Technology Grant to Mid-Missouri Legal Services


Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation (MMLS)  Grant: $103,113  The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded MMLS $103,113 to implement an automated scheduling system and document-sharing solution to improve its intake process. T...

The Role of Compensatory Education in Supporting Special Education Students


The Role of Compensatory Education in Supporting Special Education Students  Compensatory education ensures Missouri students with disabilities are provided with their constitutional right to an appropriate education — whether that’s in ...

LAWMO's Justice for All Fund-Raising Campaign


Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Justice for All Campaign is a three-year fundraising drive designed to reach out to the private bar and seek critical funds to support our efforts to provide free, powerful, life-altering solutions to the leg...

Malpractice Coverage for Pro Bono Attorneys in Missouri


Malpractice Protection for Pro Bono Attorneys For retired, government and corporate attorneys, lack of malpractice insurance is a major barrier to volunteering (Supporting Justice II, A Report on the Pro Bono Work of America's Lawyers, T...

LAWMO - Urban Homesteading Project


Urban homesteading is a unique opportunity for individuals with construction skills and/or experience in home repair to acquire and rehab homes in poor condition. Eligible properties are truly abandoned and cannot be purchased or otherwise acqui...