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Iowa Legal Aid

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.
Watch this video to learn more about our work

Our Board

The Iowa Legal Aid Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board consists of Iowans who believe deeply in the principal of equal justice for all. Learn more about our Board

Our Mission

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

Read about our complaint policy and how complaints are handled.

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.

Read more about our history, distinguished legal services alumni and the impact we make. 

Our Vision

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. 

Translation Assistance

Thank you to UNI students for assisting in translating articles.

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