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Legal Aid in All 50 States

Dena Standley | January 09, 2023

Dena Standley
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Dena Standley is a seasoned paralegal with more than 20 years of experience in legal research and writing, having received a certification as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal from Southern Technical College.

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Don't just get legal advice from anyone; utilize a legal aid organization for assistance.

Summary: All states offer legal aid programs that help low-income and needy people navigate the civil and criminal justice system. The services vary depending on the qualification of the providers and the available resources. Below is SoloSuit’s guide on how to access legal aid in all 50 states.

Legal aid offers assistance to people living at or below the poverty line and who cannot afford legal help, granting them better access to services in the civil and criminal justice system. While the sixth amendment gives a right to counsel in all criminal proceedings, that provision is not included for civil matters such as debt lawsuits or family matters.

Hence, legal aid providers do their best to bridge this wide gap by protecting the rights of low-income people in areas such as housing, consumer, employment, family, and education. For example, SoloSuit offers legal aid to people with debt-related matters. This article will help you find the legal aid you need in any state. But first, let's give you more information on how legal aid works throughout the United States.

Legal aid can help you win your case

Legal aid has helped millions of Americans receive fair representation in their legal matters over the years. Further, it has assisted people with little to no financial capabilities or powerful connections to protect their property, business, life, and loved ones. The assistance legal aid programs offer will vary depending on the situation. They can help you:

  • Acquire a lawyer to represent you in court.
  • Get legal counsel to negotiate a civil matter.
  • Scrutinize a document before signing to ensure your interests are met.
  • Accompany you for a crucial meeting that needs a legal opinion.

Legal aid providers offer different services depending on their target group and abilities. Some may specialize in domestic violence, real estate, or employment issues. Others may focus on offering out-of-court services only, while others may be lawyers who offer pro-bono courtroom legal representation.

Who qualifies for legal aid?

As mentioned earlier, people with low-income jobs or living in poverty qualify to receive legal aid. Other groups of people who are eligible for most legal aid programs include:

  • Veterans
  • People living with disabilities
  • Elderly
  • Victims of violence
  • Children

Notably, millions of needy people seeking civil legal aid are turned away due to a lack of resources. For instance, according to the Legal Services Corporation 2022 report, 1.1–1.3 million people (63–70%) out of the 1.9 million who sought legal aid did not receive the help they needed. The need for legal aid is enormous spans across all states.

Legal aid can help in many situations

Legal aid programs are often not profit-based or revenue driven. Instead, these programs give free legal assistance for situations such as:

  • Family and relational matters: If you have a separation or child custody case and need legal help. You can also get assistance if you are undergoing domestic violence and need legal aid to get a restraining order.

  • Foreclosure and housing cases: Legal aid programs can help you resolve landlord-tenant disputes. In addition, if your house is undergoing foreclosure, they can assist you in renegotiating loans.

  • Consumer issues: Legal aid programs protect consumers from unscrupulous lenders, assist them in managing debt, offer exhaustive debt information, and advise them on how to file for bankruptcy.

  • Income and employment challenges: legal aid programs help people receive promised government benefits such as unemployment, veteran, and disability packages. They also assist you in receiving compensation from your employer.

Let's look at a practical example:

Example: Lucy had an outstanding debt of $1,350 that she fell back on paying for eleven months. Discovery Collections (DC) were already calling her multiple times a day, and she knew it was a matter of time before they sued her. Lucy found SoloSuit, which had a wealth of information that helped her plan the next step. She sent SoloSuit’s Debt Validation Letter, which stopped their calls. Next, Lucy went to a legal aid provider specializing in consumer issues. They helped her negotiate the debt with DC and received a better repayment plan.

Legal aid organizations in all 50 states


Legal Services Alabama, Inc.
Phone: (866) 456-4995
Fax: (334) 651-8072


Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Phone: (888) 478-2572
Fax: (907) 279-7417


DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (928) 871-4151
Fax: (928) 871-5036

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
Phone: (800) 248-6789
Fax: (520) 620-0443

Community Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 852-9075
Fax: (602) 253-1536


Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
Phone: (800) 952-9243
Fax: (870) 910-5562

Center for Arkansas Legal Services
Phone: (501) 376-3423
Fax: (501) 376-3664


Legal Services of Northern California, Inc.
Phone: (916) 551-2150
Fax: (916) 551-2195

Central California Legal Services
Phone: (800) 675-8001
Fax: (559) 570-1254

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Phone: (800) 337-0690
Fax: (510) 267-0763

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
Phone: (661) 325-5943
Fax: (661) 325-4482

California Indian Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (760) 746-8941
Fax: (916) 400-4891

Community Legal Aid SoCal
Phone: (714) 571-5200
Fax: (714) 805-7370

Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (888) 245-4257
Fax: (951) 368-2542

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
Phone: (877) 534-2524
Fax: (619) 263-5697


Colorado Legal Services
Phone: (303) 837-1313
Fax: (303) 830-7860


Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
Phone: (860) 344-0380
Fax: (860) 563-3518


Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.
Phone: (302) 575-0408
Fax: (302) 575-0478


Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.
Phone: (850) 385-9007
Fax: (850) 205-6540

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (866) 256-8091
Fax: (352) 375-1631

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
Phone: (800) 405-1417
Fax: (407) 724-1661

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (888) 582-3410
Fax: (863) 583-8623

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 625-2257
Fax: (813) 248-9922

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.
Phone (954) 736-2400
Fax: (954) 736-2482

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Phone: (305) 576-0080
Fax: (305) 576-5112


Georgia Legal Services Program
Phone: (833) 457-7529
Fax: (404) 463-1624

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Phone: (404) 524-5811
Fax: (404) 525-5710


Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Phone: (800) 499-4302
Fax: (808) 527-8088


Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Phone: (208) 746-7541
Fax: (208) 342-2561


Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (630) 690-2130
Fax: (815) 965-1081

Legal Aid Chicago
Phone: (312) 341-1070
Fax: (312) 341-1041

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
Phone (877) 342-7891
Fax: (618) 398-0681


Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (844) 243-8570
Fax: (317) 631-9773


Iowa Legal Aid
Phone: (800) 532-1275
Fax: (515) 246-6075


Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 723-6953
Fax: (785) 354-8311


Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Phone: (859) 431-8200
Fax: (859) 431-3009

Legal Aid Society
Phone: (502) 584-1254
Fax: (502) 584-8014

Kentucky Legal Aid
Phone: (270) 782-5740
Fax: (270) 782-1993

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky
Phone: (866) 277-5733
Fax: (606) 886-0079


Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
Phone: (337) 237-4320
Fax: (337) 237-8839

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation
Phone: (504) 529-1000
Fax: (504) 596-2241


Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.
Phone: (207) 764-4349
Fax: (207) 828-2300


Maryland Legal Aid
Phone: (410) 951-7750
Fax: (410) 951-7778


Community Legal Aid, Inc.
Phone: (508) 752-3718
Fax: (508) 752-5918

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc.
Phone: (978) 458-1465
Fax: (978) 458-3481

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Phone: (617) 603-1700
Fax: (617) 423-0061

South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Phone: (800) 244-9023
Fax: (508) 676-8657


Legal Services of Northern Michigan, Inc.
Phone: (906) 786-2303
Fax: (906) 786-4041

Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Phone: (616) 774-0672
Fax: (616) 774-2412

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
Phone: (800) 322-4512
Fax: (810) 234-9039

Michigan Advocacy Program
Phone: (888) 783-8190
Fax: (734) 665-2974

Lakeshore Legal Aid
Phone: (888) 783-8190
Fax: (586) 698-1576


Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Corporation
Phone (800) 450-8585
Fax: (218) 422-7701

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
Phone: (800) 933-1112
Fax: (218) 726-4886

Central Minnesota Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (612) 334-5970
Fax: (612) 334-3402

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (651) 222-4731
Fax: (651) 228-9450


North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 498-1804
Fax: (662) 234-2965

Mississippi Center for Legal Services
Phone: (800) 498-1804
Fax: (601) 545-2935


Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Phone: (816) 474-6750
Fax: (816) 474-1578

Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation
Phone: (573) 442-0116
Fax: (573) 875-0173

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
Phone: (314) 534-4200
Fax: (314) 534-1425

Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Phone: (417) 881-1397
Fax: (417) 881-2159


Montana Legal Services Association
Phone: (800) 666-6899
Fax: (406) 442-9817


Phone: (402) 348-1069
Fax: (402) 345-5666


Legal Aid of Nebraska
Phone: (702) 386-0404
Fax: (702) 388-1641

New Hampshire

603 Legal Aid
Phone: (603) 224-3333
Fax: (603) 224-6067

New Jersey

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corporation
Phone: (201) 792-6363
Fax: (201) 798-8780

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (732) 249-7600
Fax: (732) 249-7966

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 496-4570
Fax: (856) 964-0228

New Mexico

DNA-Peoples Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (928) 871-4151
Fax: (928) 871-5036

New Mexico Legal Aid
Phone: (833) 545-4357
Fax: (505) 396-7246

New York

Legal Services NYC
Phone: (917) 661-4500
Fax: (646) 442-3601

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.
Phone: (631) 232-2400
Fax: (631) 232-2489

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.
Phone: (833) 628-0087
Fax: (518) 427-8352

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Phone: (877) 777-6152
Fax: (315) 732-3202

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Phone: (877) 574-8529
Fax: (914) 949-6213

North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
Phone: (866) 219-5262
Fax: (919) 856-2120

North Dakota

Legal Services of North Dakota
Phone: (800) 634-5263
Fax: (701) 258-0043


Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
Phone: (888) 534-1432
Fax: (419) 321-1582

Ohio State Legal Services
Phone: (614) 221-7201
Fax: (614) 221-7625

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Phone: (216) 687-1900


Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Phone: (888) 534-5243


Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Phone: (503) 224-4086
Fax: (503) 417-0147


Northwestern Legal Services
Phone: (814) 452-6957
Fax: (814) 452-3734

MidPenn Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Fax: (717) 234-0496

North Penn Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (866) 761-6572
Fax: (412) 765-3223

Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 253-9558
Fax: (724) 836-4578

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Phone: (866) 761-6572
Fax: (412) 765-3223

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (800) 846-0871
Fax: (724) 250-1078

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (401) 274-2652
Fax: (401) 272-5335

South Carolina

South Carolina Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (888) 346-5592
Fax: (803) 799-9420

South Dakota

Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (605) 856-4444
Fax: (605) 856-2075

East River Legal Services
Phone: (605) 336-9230
Fax: (605) 336-6919


West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (731) 423-0616
Fax: (731) 423-2600

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Phone: (800) 238-1443
Fax: (615) 244-4920

Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Phone: (423) 756-4013
Fax: (423) 265-4164


Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Phone: (888) 529-5277
Fax: (817) 649-4759

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
Phone: (888) 988-9996
Fax: (956) 825-7035

Lone Star Legal Aid
Phone: (713) 652-0077
Fax: (713) 652-2709


Utah Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (801) 328-8891
Fax: (801) 869-7217


Legal Services Vermont
Phone: (800) 889-2047
Fax: (802) 651-4130


Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Phone: (888) 201-2772
Fax: (276) 378-8400

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (866) 534-5243
Fax: (540) 433-2202

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Phone: (866) 534-5243
Fax: (434) 528-3571

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Phone: (800) 868-1012
Fax: (804) 649-8794

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.
Phone: (703) 778-6800
Fax: (703) 778-4790

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
Phone: (757) 827-5078
Fax: (757) 622-8102


Northwest Justice Project
Phone: (888) 201-1014
Fax: (206) 838-1190

West Virginia

Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc.
Phone: (800) 642-8279
Fax: (304) 342-3011


Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
Phone: (855) 947-2529
Fax: (414) 278-7156

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
Phone: (715) 842-1681
Fax: (715) 848-1885


Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc.
Phone: (307) 432-0807
Fax: (307) 432-0808

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