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

Mission

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) is a not-for-profit organization, serving forty-three counties across southern Missouri.

Our Purpose

LSSM's purpose is to provide case representation and advice to low-income persons in civil matters only. LSSM serves only the low-income and elderly. LSSM never charges a fee to a client.

Our Mission

The Board of Directors and staff of Legal Services of Southern Missouri are committed to the proposition that all people, regardless of income, deserve equal access to justice. Further, we recognize that there is a need to provide equal access to the system of justice for low-income individuals who seek redress of grievances. Therefore, it is our mission to provide quality legal representation and advice to low-income persons that ensures equal access to justice in civil matters within the constraints of our financial resources.