Frequently Asked Questions
Is Legal Services a government agency?
Do I need to live in a certain area to get services?
If you live in any other county, please visit www.lsmo.org to find your local legal aid office.
Will everyone get a Legal Services attorney?
Not every legal issue will need an attorney for representation. Before a case is accepted, the case must be determined to meet certain guidelines and household income limits set by the federal Legal Services Corporation.
Other people may receive limited representation, such as written advice or a referral to another agency for help.
If you are denied services or feel your case is not being handled properly, you may have the right to a complaint/grievance. For more information, write to us at the St. Louis Office, or call 314-534-4200 ext. 1121.
Will I have to pay a fee for help from Legal Services?
What kind of information will I need to apply for services?
Will my information be kept confidential?
What kind of cases does Legal Services handle?
What cases Legal Services does NOT handle?
When should I seek legal advice?