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Free legal help with civil law problems for eligible low-income Iowans. Call 1-800-532-1275 Monday - Friday 9-11 am and 1:30-3:30 pm  How to apply online.

Iowans age 60 and over, call our Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161.

Iowa Legal Aid offices are open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Civil Legal Needs Survey 

Iowa Legal Aid is conducting a civil legal needs survey to make sure we are reaching the people who need our help and providing the services Iowans need.  We are surveying clients, volunteer attorneys, and members of our regional Advisory Councils. If you have not otherwise completed this survey and you live in the State of Iowa, please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts.  Your time is appreciated!! Please click here to leave your feedback. 


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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 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 service,
  • language translation service; or
  • other steps for effective communication.

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

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


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