About Us

Since 1964, Legal Aid of Western Missouri has provided dignity, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil (non-criminal) legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to low-income citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients.

We deliver innovative, specialized programs in order to strengthen the community and assist those who have been pushed to the margins of self-sufficiency. Our goal is to help clients regain their independence by providing legal representation, counseling and advocacy.

Legal Aid’s attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and intake staff assist our clients with a combination of professional expertise and compassion. Our clients come to us in crisis and we are here to provide them with assistance, information and hope.

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