St. Louis Area Legal Services Providers

Lawyer Referral & Information Service
(314) 621-6681
LRIS is a public service of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. A referral entitles individuals to a consultation for up to 30 minutes. A $30 fee is charged for the consultation, except in cases involving personal injury, Social Security, and workers’ compensation, in which cases the fee is waived. If you decide to hire the attorney, he/she will charge for any additional legal services.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
(314) 534-4200
LSEM provides free legal assistance for low-income individuals in Eastern Missouri. Some of the areas addressed include: domestic violence/family law, subsidized housing, homelessness, mortgage default and foreclosure, elderly issues, AIDS, health and welfare, immigration, and access for children to appropriate educational services. LSEM also provides legal assistance to qualifying nonprofit organizations and low-income entrepreneurs through its Community Economic Development Program, (314) 534-4200 ext. 1312.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Alton (618) 462-0029
East St. Louis (618) 398-0958  
Serving Illinois, this agency provides free civil (non-criminal) legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens.

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
(314) 652-3111
The ACLU works to defend individual rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, including protecting First Amendment and privacy rights.
 
ArchCity Defenders
(314) 621-8071
ACD provides legal services to criminal defendants who do not qualify for the services of other legal aid organizations and otherwise cannot afford private criminal defense representation.

Beyond Housing (Foreclosure Prevention)
(314) 533-0600 x 22
Beyond Housing is not a legal service provider, but the agency’s counselors try to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Catholic Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry
(314) 977-3993
Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM) offers representation for impoverished families who do not have the means to afford an attorney. CLAM handles mostly domestic issues, focusing its work on families in need.

Consumer Credit Counseling
(888) 656-2227
This nonprofit organization helps people with financial problems by offering assistance with budgeting, setting financial priorities, efficiently paying down debt, reducing financial stress and achieving financial stability.   

Gateway Legal Services
(314) 534-0404
Gateway is dedicated to helping the poor and disabled with legal matters, primarily consumer and Social Security issues.

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

(314) 231-4181
Great Rivers focuses on environmental litigation and consultation.  

Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants
(314) 371-4640
Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants provides affordable immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and their families in eastern Missouri.

The Immigration Project
(618) 452-7018
The Immigration Project serves indigent and disadvantaged people in southern Illinois with family reunification matters and other issues, such as discrimination in the workplace and landlord-tenant difficulties.

Jane Doe Advocacy Center
(314) 329-5339
Jane Doe provides a limited number of short-term emergency legal services, mainly focusing on survivors of non-domestic sexual violence.

Landlord-Tenant Info
The Missouri Attorney General’s helpful site outlines the obligations of landlords and tenants.

Legal Advocates for Abused Women
(314) 535-5229
LAAW helps victims of abuse during times of crisis, working within the legal system, law enforcement, and courts.

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council
(314) 534-5800
EHOC works to end illegal housing discrimination and ensure equal access to housing for all people through education, counseling, investigation and enforcement.

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project

(314) 669-4290
MICA provides low-income immigrants with legal representation, social services and community development to help overcome the barriers that prevent full participation in American society.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
(573) 751-3325
MCHR enforces the Missouri Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations due to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, handicap, age and familial status.

Missouri State Public Defender
St. Louis City (314) 340-7625
Clayton (314) 615-4778
St. Charles (636) 949-7300
The Missouri State Public Defender System provides advocacy for indigent people who are accused of crimes in Missouri.  

PROMO
(314) 862-4900
PROMO is an advocate for civil rights, focusing on equality under the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

St. Louis University School of Law Community and Economic Development Clinic
(314) 977-2778
This clinic provides direct representation to entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and real estate developers unable to pay for market-rate services.

Washington University School of Law Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Clinic
Intellectual Property (314) 935-7960
Nonprofit Organizations (314) 935-8815
The clinic provides advice to clients on a full spectrum of intellectual property and nonprofit law issues.

“We’re proud that so many lawyers in our region take our profession’s tradition of pro bono service seriously and that legal services are available to those in need.”
Zoe Lyle, executive director, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

 

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