About LSSM Providing legal aid and advising low-income and elderly persons since 1976.

Executive Directors Message

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM), welcome to our website. LSSM is dedicated to ensuring equal access to justice for southern Missouri's low-income population across 43 counties.

This site was created to provide helpful information to our potential clients and the public, about our services to clients, and the communities we serve. LSSM’s mission continues to be the delivery of effective and efficient legal assistance including legal advice, limited representation, and full representation to low income clients’ whose legal matters are within program priority areas for services. We always strive to be accessible to our potential clients and to persons with disabilities, and limited English capacities as well.

As we begin our 40th year of service we reflect on not only those who are today's partners in providing high quality legal services to the poor, but those who have traveled before us on this important journey. We have never ventured alone. Board members, volunteers, bar associations, donors, service providers and other advocates have joined with us to better serve the low-income community. These collaborations have extended our reach and increased our impact. Thank you, partners.

Whether you visit our website as a potential volunteer, donor, or any other purpose, we hope you find this website useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, please feel free to email media@lsosm.org.

Very truly yours,

Dan R. Wichmer