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Free Legal Aid in Louisville

Last updated: September 27, 2013

Do you have a legal issue, but can’t afford to hire an attorney? There are many free or low-cost legal service options for Jefferson county residents. Most services are provided by the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, a nonprofit agency providing free legal aid to low-income residents and seniors, or through other legal aid organizations. There may be income limits that apply for you to qualify for free/low-cost help. Contact the specific agency to learn more. Below is a list of several organizations available to help you.

Legal Aid Organizations

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky

    315 Guthrie Street, Suite 300
    KY 40202-3820

    Tel: (502) 581-1181

    Areas of Law: Discrimination, Election and Voting, Freedom Speech, Freedom of Religion, Immigration Rights, LGBT Rights, Privacy, Police Practices, Jail and Prison Conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.

    Good to Know: The ACLU does not usually assist in the following types of cases: criminal defense or post-conviction appeals, divorce or child custody disputes, property disputes, tax problems, workers compensation issues, consumer complaints, landlord-tenant disputes, building code issues and complaints about lawyers or judges. Fill out an intake form and mail it to the office.  

  • Legal Aid Society

    416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Suite 300
    KY 40202

    Tel: (502) 584-1254

    Areas of Law: Most civil matters except criminal or traffic.

    Good to Know: This is a free legal service for low-income residents. You must fill out an intake form to see if you qualify. They also have several legal clinics in areas such as AIDS/HIV, senior citizen legal rights, foreclosures, divorce, small claims, expungement. Some clinics require a reservation. Call to learn more.

  • Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Assistance

    2220 West Market Street
    KY 40212

    Tel: (502) 636 -9263

    Area of Law: Domestic Violence, Immigration, Naturalization.

    Good to Know: Legal services are free or low-cost.

  • Hispanic Latino Coalition Legal Clinic

    Tel: (502) 962-7799 or (502) 494-3264

    Area of Law: Immigration, Hispanic and Latino Rights.

    Good to Know: This organization operates a rotating legal clinic at different locations. Call to learn more.

  • Legal Help Line for Older Kentuckians

    Tel: 1-800-200-3633

    Area of Law: Elder Law, Public Benefits.

    Good to Know: This is a statewide legal help line or Kentuckians who are 60 and older.

  • Legal Aid Network Self Help Forms

    Tel: (800) 292-1862

    Area of Law: Criminal expungement, civil, family, juvenile, and probate.

    Good to Know: This is a link to interactive self-help legal forms.

Law School Clinics

  • University of Louisville Legal Clinic

    102 Natural Science Bldg
    KY 40292

    Tel: (502) 852-6556

    Areas of Law: Emergency Protective Order hearings, Divorce Actions, and Housing.

    Good to Know: The Law School offers direct representation in a limited number of cases. Most cases are referred from the Legal Aid Society.




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