Kentucky Protection & Advocacy

Contact Information

Name: Kentucky Protection & Advocacy
Address: 5 Mill Creek Park, Frankfort, KY - 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2967
Fax: (502) 695-6764

Service Information

Kentucky Protection & Advocacy (P&A) is the designated protection and advocacy system in Kentucky. P&A, an independent state agency, protects and promotes the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through information and referral, technical assistance, education and training, and legal advocacy. After you call us you will be contacted by an advocate or attorney who will contact you within three (3) business days from the time you contacted our office. After hearing about your situation, the advocate or attorney will either advise you on how to solve the problem youre calling about, or refer you to a person or agency who can further assist you, or 3) refer your situation onto a P&A attorney supervisor to decide if P&A may represent you.

Mission Statement: To protect and promote the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy, and education.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.