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A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY:
We want the community to know that Legal Services of Eastern Missouri remains dedicated to helping individuals and families in need of civil legal
help during this COVID-19 crisis. While our physical office is closed, we are still serving the community and addressing clients needs.
If you need our assistance, please call our our intake department
from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
at 314.534.4200 or toll free at 800.444.0514.
Our online application for help is also available anytime (24/7) at: www.lsem.org/get-help-now.
The National Housing Law Project has put together some resources for attorneys, advocates and renters for assistance during the COVID-19 national public health crisis.
We will continue to update this with other resources as they become available.
Can’t afford your rent?
Use this form to create a letter to your landlord communicating that you’re struggling financially and reminding them of federal protections that may prevent your eviction.
Looking to join the Legal Services team?
We currently have several open positions – click here for details.
During this difficult time, know that our services are still available to help:
Our Public Benefits Program can help ensure access to vital support, our Children’s Legal Alliance and Education Justice Program ensure that children still receive a decent education, and our Connecting Kids to Coverage Program is still working to ensure access to Medicaid for kids in our community.
Calendar of Events
We have two special virtual events currently scheduled:
For The Common Good Awards – celebrate the commitment and service of our Volunteer and Community Partners on Thursday, August 27th 12-1 pm
Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial CLE, hosted by the Simon Law Firm, P.C. Join us on Tuesday, September 22nd, 1-5 pm for this annual CLE session.
Amount recovered or saved for clients
Percentage of clients who are female
Percentage of those helped include children
“I’m very happy with the care she’s receiving. It’s a weight off my mind that the guardianship lets us take care
of her properly.”
– Terry, Benefits Client
De’Shaun received the special education services he needed. “He is catching up and getting back on track … the school was no longer calling every day and he seemed happier.”
– De’Shaun’s Grandmother,
“Every day I use the knowledge and confidence my attorney provided to improve my life. I tell others, if I can do this so can you!”
– Sonota, Family Law Client