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Free legal help with civil law problems 
for eligible low-income Iowans. Call

1-800-532-1275. Apply Online Here

Iowans age 60 and over, call our

Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at
1-800-992-8161.
interpreters provided

How to Get Legal Help

To apply for free legal help from Iowa Legal Aid, call 1-800-532-1275 Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 am or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, except Thursday afternoon. You may apply online at any time. Offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 (emergencies taken when open). Iowans 60 and over may call the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.


People who cannot get help from Iowa Legal Aid may be able to find a lawyer through the Iowa State Bar Association's Find-a-Lawyer website. Attorneys taking part in Find-a-Lawyer charge a $25.00 fee for the first 30-minute consultation. If you need more help beyond the 30-minute consultation, you will need to negotiate a fee arrangement with the attorney.

Languages and Accommodations

Iowa Legal Aid's goal is to communicate effectively with
our clients. We can use:

  • large print;
  • Relay Iowa;
  • language translation service; or
  • other steps for effective communication.
     

Interpretation and translation services and reasonable
accommodations will be provided at no cost to qualified
applicants.
 

Please let us know if any special service is needed to provide legal help to you.