Kentucky Legal Aid - Owensboro Office

Contact Information

Name: Kentucky Legal Aid - Owensboro Office
Address: 117 West Second St., Owensboro, KY - 42303
Phone: (270) 683-4585

Service Information

The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid is to assist and enable low income families, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self sufficiency, and to provide these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life.

Kentucky Legal Aid (KLA) provides free civil legal services for low income residents of western and south-central Kentucky .  We do not do any criminal cases.  If you want to apply for legal services, you should call the KLA Intake Office at 1-866-452-9243 (toll free) or 270-782-5740 (local call for Warren County, Kentucky).  You can call the intake line from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Central Time Zone).

Eligibility for assistance through KLA depends on your income and assets and the type of problem you have.  So, you will be asked questions about your income and the type of problem you need help with in order to determine if you are eligible for legal services. The general income limit to be eligible for a full range of services is 110% of the Federal poverty level, which changes every year in April. There are also asset limits (money in bank accounts, property, etc.). The KLA intake staff may refer you to the appropriate KLA office or to another agency for further assistance.  When referrals are made, our staff tries to make the best referral possible.  However, we cannot guarantee that the agency or program you are referred to will be able to represent you.

Mission Statement: The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid is to provide legal services for low income families, elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable individuals.

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.