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.
What If My Family Requires Other Emergency Services?
If you can’t qualify for legal aid but require other types of emergency services such as local shelters, home voucher (section 8 housing), cash assistance, access to local food banks, and how to apply for food stamps, visit the GotTrouble Financial Hardship section for your state>>
Legal Aid And Pro Bono Centers
Access To Justice, Inc. (state-wide)
Primary Address: PO Box 495
City: Rapid City
General Phone: 605-791-4147
Intake Phone: 605-791-4147
Counties Served: Statewide
Case Types: Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Education, Employment, Housing, Wills
Other Case Types: Family Law
Case Restrictions: Income Eligibility Required. No fee generating cases.
Web Site: http://www.a2jsd.org
Second Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Project
Primary Address: 335 N Main Ave
City: Sioux Falls
General Phone: 605-336-9230
Intake Phone: 605-336-9230
Counties Served: Minnehaha
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Dakota Plains Legal Services
Primary Address: 528 Kansas City Street, Po Box 1500 1
City: Rapid City
General Phone: 605-342-7171
Intake Phone: 605-342-7171
Counties Served: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington
Case Types: Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Torts, Wills
Case Restrictions: Live in coverage area; merits of case.
Web Site: http://www.dpls.org