Delaware Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

What Is Legal-Aid And Pro Bono Services?

Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below offers a limited menu of services, so it is advised that you contact them before applying for assistance.

How To Qualify For Legal Aid?

To receive legal aid you must first establish that you have a legitimate legal trouble for which legal aid can assist you with and that your income is low enough to qualify for such assistance.

What Are Legal Lenders?

For those who cannot qualify for legal aid, but still require immediate help, there are legal lenders that offer a variety of ways of borrowing money in emergency situations.

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc.
PO Box 7306
Wilmington, DE 19803-0306
Phone: 302-478-8680
Fax: 302-477-2227
http://dvls.org
DVLS@delanet.com
Intake: 302-478-8850
Counties Served: Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence

Office Of The Child Advocate
900 King Street, 210
Wilimington, DE 19801-3341
Phone: 302-577-6830
Fax: 302-577-6831
http://courts.state.de.us/childadvocate
anne.pedrick@state.de.us
Intake: 302-577-6830
Counties Served: Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted: Foster care, abuse/neglect, dependency.Terminating Parental Rights, Custody, Adoption

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Delaware State Bar Association LRS
PO Box 7306
General Phone No: 302-478-8850
Wilmington, DE 19803-0306
800 Phone: 800-773-0606 (Kent & Sussex)
http://www.dvls.org/LRS_Public.htm
Counties Served: New Castle, Kent and Sussex
Types of cases referred: Refers to all areas of the law except: Administration, Healthcare, International, Veterans/Military

Military Assistance Project
Legal and Financial Services for Military Personnel
2005 Market Street, Suite 1930
One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-557-3550
Fax: 215-557-3551
Website: http://www.militaryassistanceproject.org/
Types of Cases Accepted: Military personnel in need of legal help with bankruptcy matters may contact the Military Assistance Project (MAP). MAP’s pro bono services are designed to counsel, to aid, and when necessary, to represent military personnel in need of legal assistance pertaining to bankruptcy.

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