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.
Looking for Help?
To apply for help, you can call 1-800-532-1275 or you can apply online. Learn more here.
If you have questions about the work we do and the types of cases we take, read our FAQ about Getting Services from Iowa Legal Aid.
To find a list of our offices and other resources in Iowa go to our Legal Directory.
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.
LSC’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement sent a team of seven attorneys, two fiscal analysts and two additional individuals to Iowa Legal Aid during the week of November 16-20, 2015.
Read more about this report.
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.
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Help close the justice gap! Find out more about volunteering with the Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Employment and Internship Opportunities
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