What is Legal Aid?

Legal Aid helps to make the justice system fair and accessible to all, especially the vulnerable in our society by providing free, comprehensive, civil legal aid. 

Our mission since 1908 has been to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.

We work with individuals to achieve case-by-case problem resolution, and use legal advocacy to improve large systems. To assist as many people as possible, we’ve created innovative programs with high-impact strategies in partnership with local nonprofits serving those living in poverty. Our collaborative community connected approach is recognized as a “best practice” in yielding lasting change moving people towards economic self-sufficiency.


Did Social Security overpay you?

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 –

Did Social Security overpay you between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020? Did Social Security find the overpayment?

If you answered yes to both questions, then you might qualify for a special waiver from Social Security. Read more about how you can get help here: https://www.lascinti.org/wp-content/uploads/SSA-COVID-Waiver-Information.pdf…

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New Temporary Halt on Evictions

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 –

New Temporary Halt on Evictions

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order published the Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID–19 in the Federal Register and has the effect of law.  The CDC cites the increased risk of spreading coronavirus when people are evicted from their home or experience homelessness, and will help ensure that people are able to practice social distancing and…

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