About the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky
The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky is a joint effort by Kentucky's legal services providers to make it easy for Kentuckians to get online information about Kentucky Legal Services programs, services, and topics. Kentucky's legal services programs serve several groups of vulnerable Kentuckians:
- People 60 years old and older
- People who meet income guidelines
- In some cases, people who are victims of domestic violence
Kentucky has four programs that provide a wide range of legal services to low income and elderly Kentuckians:
- AppalReD Legal Aid serves eastern and south central Kentucky.
- Kentucky Legal Aid serves western Kentucky.
- Legal Aid of the Bluegrass serves northern and central Kentucky.
- Legal Aid Society serves Louisville and the surrounding counties.
Legal services programs offer free legal representation to qualified clients facing a number of civil legal problems. We do not provide criminal defense representation. We handle public benefits, housing, unemployment compensation, family, consumer, education, employment, health and other matters. We work with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association and other close allies to carry out our work.
Kentucky's legal services programs are independent, tax-exempt non-profit organizations that receive state funds and federal grants from the Legal Services Corporation, which also provided the funding for this website. Legal services programs also receive local support, including grants and donations.
Each legal services program is governed by a board of trustees. Each board includes clients or people who are eligible to be clients, as well as supportive lawyers.
It is our goal to act as general counsel to our client community. We are committed to searching out the patterns, causes, and solutions of the recurring and fundamental legal problems facing our client community, and seeking legal recourse necessary to redress the grievances of our clients, both as a community and as individuals.
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