Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.
Along with volunteer lawyers throughout the state, Iowa Legal Aid helps the legal system work for those who cannot afford help with legal issues.
Iowa Legal Aid closed approximately 15,000 cases in 2018, helping nearly 35,000 people, 15,000 of whom were children. Over 70% of the primary clients were women and 23% were seniors. Almost 32% reported having a disability.
To find an Iowa Legal Aid office address or fax number, go to:
Our History and Impact
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Office of Program Performance (OPP) conducted a program quality visit to Iowa Legal Aid (ILA) from August 24-28 2015.Program Quality Visits are designed to evaluate whether LSC grantees are providing the highest quality legal services to eligible clients. Read the results in this report.
Iowa Legal Aid makes hope, dignity and justice available to low-income Iowans through legal assistance and education that protects fundamental rights, basic necessities and access to the judicial system; challenges policies and practices that harm low-income persons; and empowers clients to advocate effectively for themselves and their communities.
Iowa Legal Aid envisions a state where low-income people have access to services and resources to meet their basic needs and where all residents can vindicate their legal rights and be treated fairly throughout the civil justice system.
Looking for Help?
To apply for help call 1-800-532-1275 Monday to Friday from 9 to 11 am and from 1:30 to 3:30 except Thursday. Se habla Espanol. Offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 (emergencies taken when open).
If you have qu estions about the work we do and the types of cases we take, read our Frequently Asked Questions About Iowa Legal Aid.
To find a list of our offices and other resources in Iowa go to our Legal Directory.
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Help close the justice gap! Find out more about volunteering with the Volunteer Lawyers Project.