What We Do

We resolve legal problems for the most vulnerable in our community, helping them achieve greater economic and family stability

We help low-income families and individuals by providing free, comprehensive civil legal assistance to address a wide range of major obstacles.  For example, we help to prevent evictions and foreclosures, address domestic violence and divorce, fix unsafe and unhealthy living conditions, obtain Medicaid and other health and income benefits, overcome barriers to employment or resolve school problems.

Our approach is two-pronged: to help individuals with case-by-case problem resolution, and to use legal advocacy to improve systems, often by forming collaborative service and advocacy projects with other human services organizations.

Legal Aid also provides leadership to coordinate our services with other non-profit and government agencies, to develop innovative programs, and to present community legal education.

We conduct our legal work through four practice groups:  Children and Education, Family and Immigration, Housing and Consumer and Income, Work and Health.  Click on the links on the left to learn more about the activities and accomplishments of each group.