Applicants Discover if you qualify and learn how to apply for services from LSSM.

Applicants

Who Can Apply?

LSSM provides representation to the low-income and elderly in civil matters only. Eligibility for legal aid may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.

By federal law, LSSM is not allowed to provide assistance to prisoners, handle criminal matters, municipal court matters, personal injury or workers' compensation cases. LSSM's legal services are free; however, clients may be responsible for court costs.

LSSM may accept cases in the following areas of law: Domestic/Sexual Violence, Family, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, and Elder Law. Each case is decided on its own facts. LSSM may assist in other types of cases not listed on this web site.

LSSM makes every effort to provide services; however, due to limited resources, we can only assist individuals with the most critical legal problems.

How Can I Apply?

You may apply for legal services by contacting LSSM and completing an application either in-person, by telephone or on the internet.

The applicant's legal problem will be screened for case acceptance. Normally, it takes no more than 48 hours to determine if a case will be accepted. The applicant is notified of our decision by mail.

In-person applications will be taken at one of our three area offices. You may apply by calling one of the area offices local or toll-free numbers. You should contact the office that services your county of residence.

Find Your Office

Select your county from the list below.

Apply For Legal Services Online.
Apply Here

Para Aplicarse En Español

Usted puede aplicar para servicios legales contactándose con LSSM y completando una aplicación en persona o a través de teléfono.

Usted puede empezar un proceso de aplicación por medio de una visita a las oficinas enlistadas en nuestro sitio web o poniéndose en contacto al siguiente número gratuito: 1-800-444-4863.