Kentucky Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance
The Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.130(6.1) encourages lawyers to donate at least 50 hours per calendar year of professional legal services to persons of limited means, and/or financial support for organizations whose overall mission and activities are to provide legal assistance to those of limited means.
Kentucky Pro Bono Summary: The Access to Justice Foundation (AJF) is a Kentucky non-profit created in 1996 to expand access to the civil justice system for low-income people by increasing volunteer lawyer involvement and expanding financial support for Kentucky's legal aid programs. AJF pursues these goals by coordinating statewide pro bono opportunities for volunteer lawyers, providing poverty law training, directing resource development activities, and providing free telephone legal assistance to seniors throughout Kentucky. The Kentucky Legal Aid assists and enables 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. The Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to the most disadvantaged in community.
Service priorities of the Legal Aid Society are:
- Support for families.
- Preserving home.
- Maintaining economic stability.
- Safety, stability and heath.
- Populations with special vulnerabilities
Kentucky Pro Bono Contacts:
Jacqueline S. Duncan, Director, Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program,
The Access to Justice Foundation
535 West Second Street, Suite 101,Lexington
Ph: 859-255-9913 x12
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416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.,
Louisville, KY 40202
Additional Information Links:http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/kentucky.html