Apply For Services

The following are the steps to take to see if our office can assist you:


  • A staff member will be happy to communicate with you. We will determine if you appear eligible and if your case aligns with our services. The cases we handle are:

    • Dissolution of Marriage
    • Paternity
    • Temporary Custody by Extended Family
    • Private Landlord Tenant
    • Guardian Advocate for developmentally disabled (Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome)


  • Should your case meet our guidelines, then we will schedule a PHONE interview with an application specialist.


  • To ensure our ability to assist you is not delayed, we ask that you provide the documents requested by our staff.


  • After your interview and upon your application being complete, our office will contact you within 10-days via email with a decision on your application.


  • Our office operates on a 4-tier basis. If your application is approved, our free legal services will be delivered by any of the following methods:

    • A one-time only consultation (counsel and advice) by staff attorney or pro bono attorney
    • Brief Services by staff attorney or pro bono attorney
    • Full legal representation
    • Assigned to an education presentation workshop
    • If your application is denied, you will receive referrals to other legal aid providers or other social service providers or obtain information about self-help legal alternatives and other resources.

The cases we do not handle are:

  • Criminal
  • Public Housing (Section 8 or Subsidized housing)
  • Traffic
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Last Will and Testament

If you have any questions or need more information, please email

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