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Free* Legal Assistance in Metropolitan Kansas City
*income restrictions do apply
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal assistance to people who need it most, but can’t afford it. Their offices are located in downtown Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph, Warrensburg and a neighborhood office on Kansas City’s west side. Phone: 816-474-6750
- Family Law/Domestic Violence Protection
- Housing Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention
- Access to Healthcare
- Consumer/Employment Law
- Immigration Law
- Federal Benefits/Consumer Credit
In addition to individual casework, they manage special projects designed to concentrate services in areas of particular need in the community. Read stories about actual clients from Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
Kansas Legal Services
Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit corporation, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal and mediation services. They strive to eliminate the causes of poverty and mitigate its effects by helping individuals achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. KLS served more than 25,000 individuals in all 105 counties last year through two mediation offices, one employment training site and eleven legal services offices located across the state.
For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-723-6953 or fill out the online application
A wide range of support, including Legal Services, is also available available through United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.
United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies.
Legal Support for Discrimination Concerns
Legal Services for Tax Problems
UMKC Kansas City Tax Clinic
Assistance can include helping respond to IRS audits, establishing payment plans and other options. This is a project of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Tax Law Foundation and is staffed by UMKC tax law students under the supervision of experienced practitioners.
For More Information Contact: UMKC Kansas City Tax Clinic (816) 235-6201
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Legal Aid of Western Missouri
The Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC) at Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free legal representation by experienced tax attorneys for low income taxpayers in a 40 county service area.
For More Information Contact: Legal Aid of Western Missouri (816) 474-6750.
Kansas Legal Services
Kansas Legal Services: The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Kansas Legal Services provides assistance regarding tax controversies for low income taxpayers in the entire state of Kansas. To qualify, contact Kansas Legal Services at 1-800-723-6953.
Legal Support for Immigration
La Luz is a center for free legal assistance located in the main Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas office building, comprised of one immigration lawyer. No appointments needed Wednesdays from 9:00am-12:00pm; otherwise appointments are made 3 – 4 weeks out. For more information please call 913-433-2100.
Immigration Professionals is a non-profit immigration law firm. Immigration Professionals understand that immigration can be an intimidating, complicated, and difficult process. We stand by our clients all the way through the immigration process and help make the process as smooth as possible. For more information call 1-(844) 221-1844.