Iowa Legal Aid is operating remotely

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all Iowa Legal Aid offices are closed to the public until further notice. 

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Iowa Legal Aid in the news:

NEW! KCRG: Parental Preference in Custody
The New Yorker: Mobile Homes Victory
Des Moines Register: Recovering $180,000 for Couple Cheated Out of Their Home
QC Times: Legal Help for Families at Jefferson Elementary School
QC Times: Evictions in Scott County


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Select from topics below to learn about your legal rights and responsibilities.

How to Get Legal Help

To apply for free legal help from Iowa Legal Aid, call 1-800-532-1275 Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. or from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., except Thursday afternoon. 

You may also 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 through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to see what days Iowa Legal Aid is closed.

People who cannot get help from Iowa Legal Aid may be able to find a lawyer through the Iowa State Bar Association's Iowa Find-a-Lawyer website. 

Attorneys taking part in Iowa 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
  • Free interpretation services
  • Language translation services
  • More 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.