Modest Means Programs

The Modest Means Project of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and the State Bar of Arizona enables those of modest means to obtain a lawyer for no more than $75 per hour.

The Moderate Means Program of the Washington State Bar Association combines the resources of practitioners with law students to provide low-cost representation to those with incomes of 200 to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The Baltimore-based Civil Justice Inc. maintains a network of practitioners who provide low cost representation on consumer matters such as credit abuse and foreclosure.

In 2008, the Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service conducted a survey of modest means programs. Thirty-three programs provided information and their profiles are included on this page.