Types of Services Provided by Local Legal Aid Programs

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There are numerous types of cases handled and services provided by legal aid programs in Missouri.  They include:

  • Assisting families from loss of their shelter through illegal eviction or foreclosures;
  • Obtaining Order of Protections for victims of spouse or child abuse;
  • Protecting individuals from illegal or unfair sales or trade practices;
  • Providing access to health care to those who would otherwise not have health care or insurance;
  • Representation in courts and administrative hearings;
  • Providing legal advice or referral information;
  • Assisting with community-based economic development; and
  • Providing legal education through community workshops, help-lines and written materials.

This is not a complete list.  To learn more about each program's specific services, go to the individual legal aid website that serves your county.

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