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In the Spotlight

Jerry Venters

LEGAL AID ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS Jerry W. Venters, a retired United States Bankruptcy judge in Kansas City, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, a public, non-profit law firm providing legal services for low-income residents of 40 western Missouri counties. Other officers elected at a recent […]


ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT’S FIRST COMPLETED REHAB In December 2015, a participating neighborhood association under Legal Aid’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project (AAN), approached the AAN team about a problem property in the neighborhood. AAN investigated the conditions of the property, determined it was eligible for the Abandoned Housing Act, and assisted the neighborhood association in vetting a local community […]


CHECK OUT OUR 2015 ANNUAL REPORT Every year, Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to thousands of your neediest neighbors in our 40-county service area. When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to Legal Aid for help […]


MARCH 24, 2016 WAS A BIG DAY FOR THE URBAN CORE OF KANSAS CITY Gregg Lombardi – Executive Director The City Council passed a $1.5 billion budget that makes revitalization of the urban core more of a priority for the City than it has been for many years. The City will devote $10 million to demolishing […]

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