Iowa

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For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.iowalegalaid.org/ia/homepage.html

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

There are no military legal assistance offices in Iowa. See locations in neighboring states.

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project
1111 9th St, 230
Des Moines, IA 50314-2590
Phone: 515-243-0311
Fax: 515-244-5525
http://www.iowalegalaid.org
Counties Served:
Statewide, except Polk and Scott
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Debt Collection, Guardianship, Medicare/Health,.Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Iowa State Bar Association Public Service Project
521 E Locust, Ste 302
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-244-8617
Fax: 515-244-8845
isbavlp@dwx.com
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
No direct referral

Scott County Pro Bono Program
736 Federal St, Ste 1411
Davenport, IA 52803-5750
Phone: 563-322-6216
Fax: 563-884-4461
Intake:
563-322-6216
Counties Served:
Clinton, Muscatine, Scott
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Youth Law Center
218 6th Avenue, 706
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-244-1172

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Iowa State Bar Association - Find A Lawyer
625 East Court Avenue
General Phone No: 515-243-3179
Des Moines, IA 50309
http://www.iowabar.org/

Counties Served:
Statewide, except for Web based program only. Referrals 24/7
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.

Military-Specific Programs:

Iowa State Bar Association
ISBA Public Service Project
625 East Court Avenue, Ste. 102
Des Moines, IA  50309                  
General phone number: 515-243-3179
isbavlp@dwx.com
Phone number for ISBA Public Service Project: 515-697-7881

The Iowa State Bar Association authorized and formed a new committee several years ago entitled, Military Affairs Committee. The Committee was chaired last year and will continue to be chaired by Kristina Stanger. This committee has been very active and have a number of activities planned for the coming year to specifically help deployed soldiers and their families.

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