Civil legal services at no cost to clients

At Legal Aid and Defender Association (LAD), we proudly provide civil legal services in the following areas at no cost to individuals qualifying for our assistance:

Property rights

  • Public housing
  • Landlord-tenant matters
  • Eviction Diversion
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Section 8 issues


Debt and consumer

  •  Bankruptcy


Public benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Social security
  • Food stamps
  • Medicaid/Medicare


Income support

  • Social Security/SSI
  • Department of Human Services


Education – coming in 2017

  •       Special education
  •       Early intervention
  •       School expulsions
  •       School suspensions

Human Trafficking – coming in 2017

  • T, U and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status non-immigrant visas
  • Personal protection orders
  • Employment
  • Access to health care and public benefits
  • Divorce
  • Child custody and child support issues