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One of the most important goals of The Legal Aid Society is to make clients, prospective clients, and their families and friends aware of our services and how to access them. The following pages should provide some help.

Civil Problems

The Civil Division represents low income families and individuals who have problems involving housing, government benefits, disability, foreclosure, employment, homelessness, consumer law, eviction, HIV/AIDS, and civil rights.  The intake process is confidential; none of your information will be shared with anyone outside of the office.

If we accept your case for representation, the attorney may offer advice, refer you to more appropriate services, or agree to represent you in court.

Legal Aid is also revisting a return to outreach sites at locations throughout the community. Please return to this site for updates in the coming weeks.

Children, Juvenile, or Family Problems

The Legal Aid Society represents children who are the subject of child in need of protective services proceedings, termination of parental rights hearings, or custody hearings.

The Legal Aid Society attorneys who work in Children’s Court and Family Law divisions must be appointed by a judge in an ongoing case. Legal Aid does not offer advice or accept clients from the public in these matters.