The Legal Aid of Western Missouri Tenant Legal Help Clinic - KC, MO
The Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) Tenant Legal Help Clinic - Kansas City, Missouri
LAWMO hosts a weekly Tenant Legal Help Clinic at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri. Legal Aid and volunteer attorneys are at the Courthouse every Thursday afternoon.
At the clinic, attorneys meet with low-income residential tenants who are being evicted by their landlords. Most tenants who appear for their hearing are unrepresented and unable to speak with an attorney, while almost every landlord has an attorney. Clinic attorneys provide tenants with information regarding their rights as tenants, evidence the tenant needs to keep their housing, and what the tenant can expect in the courtroom. The clinic provides LAWMO with a unique opportunity to reach out to tenants in the Kansas City community and provide them with knowledge needed to fight for more housing security.