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UPDATED July 13, 2009

Legal Assistance

Kentucky

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

Barbourville

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Barbourville office
460 Court Square
Barbourville, KY 40906
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: 1-800-441-5115
Phone: (606) 546-5115
Fax: (606) 546-5117
Web: http://www.ardfky.org
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Barbourville office helps people in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, McCreary & Whitley Counties. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

Bowling Green

Kentucky Legal Aid - Main Office
1700 Destiny Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: (270) 782-1924
Phone: (866) 452-1924

Hazard

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Hazard office
600 High Street
Hazard, KY 41702
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (606) 439-2315
Fax: (606) 439-4364
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/32/hazard-office
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Hazard office helps people in Leslie, Letcher and Perry counties. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

Hopkinsville

Legal Aid - Hopkinsville Sattelite Office
1411 South Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Lexington

Legal HelpLine for Older Kentuckian (part of the Access To Justice Foundation)
535 West Second Street
Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40508
Hotline: 1-800-200-3633
Web: http://www.ajfky.org/index.php/legal-helpline-for-older-kentuckians
Email: rcooke@ajfky.org
Access to Justice provides free legal assistance over the telephone to seniors and their children or caregivers through its Legal HelpLine for Older Kentuckians. Frequent topics are: Medicare and Medicaid; Wills and Basic Estate Planning; Working with bill collectors; Credit card debt; Home repair problems; Power of Attorney; Guardianship; Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives

Louisville

Univeristy of Louisville
Brandeis School of Law
416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Ste 200
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-410-5103
Third-year law students are authorized to practice law under supervision and have done so successfully in Jefferson District and Family Courts representing victims of domestic violence.

Madisonville

Kentucky Legal Aid - Madisonville
100 S. Railroad St.
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (270) 825-3801
Phone: (800) 467-2193

Owensboro

Kentucky Legal Aid
117 West 2nd St.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: (270) 683-4585
Phone: (800) 467-2260

Paducah

Legal Aid - Paducah
1122 Jefferson St.
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 442-5518
Phone: (800) 467-2218

Pikeville

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Pikeville office
146 Main Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (606) 437-3446
Fax: (606) 437-3446
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/36/pikeville-office-appointment-only-no-walk-ins
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Pikeville office helps people in Pike County. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

Prestonsburg

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Central Intake Line
120 N. Front Ave.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 1-866-277-5733
Web: http://www.ardfky.org
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application To see their individual office locations, go here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/8/

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Prestonsburg office
120 N. Front Ave.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (606) 886-3876
Fax: (606) 886-3704
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/37/prestonsburg-office
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Prestonsburg office helps people in Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

Richmond

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Low Income Tax Clinic
114 North Third Street
Richmond, KY 40476
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (859) 624-1394
Fax: (859) 624-4237
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/53/low-income-tax-clinic
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application To see their individual office locations, go here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/8/

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Richmond office
114 North Third Street
Richmond, KY 40475
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (859) 624-1394
Phone: 1-800-477-1394
Fax: (859) 624-1396
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/38/richmond-office
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Richmond office helps people in Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley, Powell and Wolfe counties. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

Somerset

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky - Somerset office
108 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Hotline: 1-866-277-5733 - Central Intake Line
Phone: (606) 679-7313
Phone: 1-800-866-7313
Fax: (606) 679-7313
Web: http://www.ardfky.org/node/39/somerset-office
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) provides free civil legal services to low-income people in 37 counties of eastern and south-central Kentucky. The Somerset office helps people in Lincoln, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Monroe and Russell counties. You can call for help or apply online here: http://www.ardfky.org/node/6/online-application

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