Kentucky Legal Aid is a non-profit legal aid program that assists low-income families, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in southern and western Kentucky to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self-sufficiency, and provides these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life.
Kentucky Legal Aid FAQ
Q: How do I find out if I am eligible for free legal assistance through Kentucky Legal Aid?
When you contact KLA, you will be referred to an Intake Specialist who will ask you questions about your income, your assets and the type of problem you are having. From that information the Specialist will determine if you are eligible for free legal assistance. To apply for services you may call KLA's intake number at 1-866-452-9243 or 270-782-5740 for Warren County residents.
Q: What types of cases does Kentucky Legal Aid accept?
Kentucky Legal Aid only assists with civil legal problems. Examples of civil cases often handled by KLA are family law (divorce, custody, visitation, adoption, etc.), consumer issues (debt collection, bankruptcy, etc.) benefits (food stamps, SSI, SSD, elder law, K-Tap, etc.) housing issues (foreclosure, mortgage issues, etc.) and other civil legal issues. The program cannot accept criminal cases. If you are not sure if KLA can assist with your problem, you may call 1-866-452-9243 or 270-782-5740 for Warren County. An Intake Specialist will be glad to assess your situation to see if you are eligible for assistance.
Q: Do I have to come to Bowling Green to receive assistance?
No. Kentucky Legal Aid has offices in Bowling Green, Madisonville, Owensboro, and Paducah. The program also has satellite offices in Glasgow, Hopkinsville, and Scottsville, Kentucky. The program serves thirty-five counties in southern and western Kentucky.
Q: If I am eligible for services, who will help me with my legal problem?
Kentucky Legal Aid has a staff of twenty-one attorneys and seven paralegals throughout its service area. If you are eligible for assistance, you will be assigned to an advocate in your service area.
Q: Are all services provided by Kentucky Legal Aid free of charge?
Yes. If you meet KLA's eligibility requirements, there is never a charge for the services you receive from the program. In some situations, you may be responsible for court costs, fees or other expenses associated with your case. However, you will never pay a fee to KLA for their services. If you do not meet KLA's eligibility requirements, the program will not be able to assist you.