The Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) Board of Directors appointed Lew Polivick as interim executive director. Mr. Polivick received his Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Polivick joined Southeast Missouri Legal Services, Inc. in 1992 and served as the executive director until the program merged with LSSM. Mr. Polivick has served as a LSSM Deputy Director since the merger managing services in 11 counties in southeast Missouri.
LSSM provides free legal representation and advice for low-income individuals and families in 43 counties across southern Missouri.