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Missouri Supreme Court has approved Adult and Child Protection Forms for Distribution


Supreme Court of Missouri en banc October 5, 2021 Effective October 5, 2021 In re: Adult and Child Protection Forms ORDER 1. The forms attached to this order, having been prepared by the State Judicial Records Committee and reviewed...

Justice in the Schools Project - Kansas City, Missouri


Stacy is a single parent of three. She reached out to our Justice in the Schools project for help with a custody arrangement regarding two of her children. Her oldest child had significant mental and physical health issues that required medical and t...

LSEM - 2021 Gerald R. Orbals Award


St. Louis, Missouri The 2021 Gerald R. Ortbals Award for outstanding law practice is awarded to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Wells Fargo for their joint initiative to help provide legal assistance to renters facing eviction. The Legal Se...

Alicia M. Johnson selected as Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Missouri


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Legal Aid of Western Missouri has selected Alicia M. Johnson as its new Executive Director. Johnson assumed the role Aug. 18, 2021 Johnson first joined Legal Aid – a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to people...

Missouri law will change requirements for some record expungements


A new Missouri law will make it easier for some people to get their criminal records cleared. To read more about this and the bill language go to the following link. If you click on this link you will be leaving this website.

2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Start July 15th


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LSC Grants Disaster Response Funds to Legal Aid of Western Missouri


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that three legal aid organizations will receive grants totaling $1 million to help low-income communities respond to the impact of COVID-19. LSC’s Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination P...

LSC Requests Supplemental Funding for the American Jobs Plan


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting that supplemental funding in the range of $350-500 million be included in the infrastructure package addressing the American Jobs Plan introduced by President Biden on March 31. LSC is...

The Legal Services Corporation Receives $25 Million Spending Boost


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) received $465 million in the omnibus FY 2021 appropriations legislation signed into law at the end of December, a $25 million boost from last year. This is the largest appropriation in actual dollars in LSC’s hist...

Legal Services Corporation Expected to Receive $25 Million Funding Boost


WASHINGTON – The House finalized text of FY2021 appropriations legislation today that includes $465 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This would be $25 million more than LSC’s FY 2020 appropriation of $440 million, a 5.7% increase. Th...