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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. Our attorneys are available to meet with people every Monday and Wednesday, 1:30–3:30 PM. During this intake session the attorney will discuss your situation in order to evaluate the case. The attorney may offer advice, refer you to more appropriate services, or agree to represent you in court. The intake process is confidential; none of your information will be shared with anyone outside of the office.

While no appointment is necessary for intake, the wait to speak with an attorney can sometimes be long, we urge people to arrive early. Please contact the Civil Division with any questions you may have.

The Civil Division also has numerous outreach programs at locations throughout the community.  Please check for the latest list of our outreach programs.

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.