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Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Awarded Pro Bono Innovations Grant


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Legal Services of Eastern Missouri will receive a $316,361 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund is intended to encourage and expand pro bono efforts and ...

The Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Awards - LAWMO


The Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award was created in partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Legal Services of Western Missouri (LAWMO) to recognize attorneys who, through their participation in the LAWMO ...

Mid-Missouri Legal Services Helps Bridge the "Opportunity Gap" for Mid-Missourians


Did you know that Boone County, Missouri is “among the worst counties in the U.S. in helping poor children up the income ladder?” Click on the following link for more information: economic disparity To help reduce this “opportunity gap,” Mid-Mi...

Law Day 2019 - Statement of John G. Levi, Chair, LSC


Law Day 2019 | Statement of John G. Levi, Chair, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation April 30, 2019 In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day, establishing what has become our nation’s annual celebration of ...

Expert says prompt responses key to maintaining Medicaid benefits


COLUMBIA, MO - A mid-Missouri lawyer on Friday said you should seek help right away if you don't understand any of the forms you receive concerning Medicaid benefits. Ed Kolkebeck handles Medicaid and Affordable Care Act questions for Mid-Mis...

Mid-Missouri Legal Services: Above and Beyond - Nonprofit Spotlight


Everyone needs a lawyer at some point in their lives — whether you’re dealing with a divorce or need a will drawn up, professional legal assistance can make your life much easier. Unfortunately that assistance can quickly become unaffordable. And tha...

Missouri Supreme Court Chooses LAWMO for Pilot Pro Bono Project


Legal Aid of Western Missouri's (LAWMO) Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP) was chosen by the Supreme Court of Missouri to begin a pilot program to test and assess the pro bono waiver approbation. The pilot project kicked off on February 1, 2019. ...

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Announces Pro Bono Waiver


Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Zel Fischer announced during the 2019 State of Judiciary address that the Supreme Court adopted a Pro Bono Waiver of Annual Enrollment Fee rule. Effective January 1, 2020, retired and other inactive Miss...

LSC Honors Missouri Attorneys for Pro Bono Service


Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Honors Missouri Attorneys for Pro Bono Service ST. LOUIS – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors will present Pro Bono Service Awards on Thursday, January 17, to two Missouri attorneys and tw...

Veterans Day 2018 - Message - John Levi, Chairman, LSC Board


On Veterans Day, we honor those who honored our country with their service and sacrifice. They have earned our enduring respect and gratitude, and, when they need it, they should get help obtaining the benefits and assistance they are entitled to and...