Legal Aid of Western MO Volunteer Attorney Project

The Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP) is the pro bono component of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.   VAP, co-sponsored by bar associations throughout LAWMO's service area, provides free legal services to eligible clients in 40-counties of western Missouri.  Through the project, private attorneys agree to accept cases on a pro bono basis representing the homeless, senior citizens and others in need of, but unable to afford, legal assistance.  Solo practitioners as well as members of small, medium and large law firms and in-house corporate counsel make up the program's more than 900 volunteers.  Approximately 35 percent of our volunteers are providing legal assistance to clients on a regular basis. Since 1982, VAP is has helped more that 13,600 clients to secure life's basics including habitable shelter, a safe haven from abusers, health care and education.

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