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LAWMO - Giving Tuesday - December 1st


On December 1, you have the power to make a difference! It's Giving Tuesday -- a day for you to give to a cause you believe in. Here at Legal Aid, we know one size doesn't fit all... If you want to support us on Giving Tuesday, you'll have...

The Legal Services Corporation Releases "The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs"


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released “By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs.” The report provides an annual overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in the p...

LSC Awards Grant to Update the Missouri Legal Aid Program’s Website


October 19, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 24 legal services organizations totaling $3,941,298. The TIG program funds technology projects that provid...

LSEM's Link to Materials Concerning the CDC Anti-Eviction Moratorium Order


The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) maintains informational materials on their website regarding the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's anti-eviction moratorium order. For more information go to: CDC Eviction Order

Did You or Anyone You Know Receive Unemployment Benefits in 2020?


Do you know anyone who has claimed unemployment this year? As of April 2020, over 23 million Americans filed for unemployment, and one out of four Americans received unemployment this year. We need your help to reach these individuals and make ...

LSC Estimates Grantees Would Need $2.5 Billion to Address Eviction Surge


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has calculated it would cost $2,567,000,000 for its grantees to meet the legal needs of low-income Americans at risk of eviction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives and financ...

Rep. Joe Kennedy Calls for $2.5 Billion Additional Legal Aid Funding to LSC in COVID-19 Relief Funds


WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) called on Congressional leadership yesterday to provide $2.5 billion funding for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and civil legal aid organizations in the next COVID-19 emergency funding package. In a lette...

Author Matthew Desmond and Rep. Tom Emmer Discuss Evictions Amid COVID-19


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond and Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6) joined leaders from legal aid organizations for a virtual briefing on evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 22. The briefing explored the importance of civil legal aid for...

Legal Aid – UMKC Self-Help Law Clinic Wins AALL Award


The American Association of Law Libraries recently announced winners of their 2020 Awards Program, and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law, Leon E. Bloch Law Library, and Legal Aid of Western Missouri received the Excellence in Co...

Domestic Violence and Civil Legal Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic


On May 11, The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) held a second briefing exploring how legal services providers are helping domestic violence survivors in the face of COVID-19. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-5), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Gwen Moore (WI...