Access to Justice (SD)

The State Bar of South Dakota formed Access to Justice ("A2J"), which provides free and reduced fee legal services to the poor, elderly, veterans, disabled and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Primary geographic focus: RURAL, South Dakota
Organization type(s): Bar/Pro Bono, Provider
Acronym or short name: A2J
Lists: LawHelp
Tags: Pro Bono

In an effort to make legal services accessible to all South Dakota citizens, the State Bar of South Dakota formed Access to Justice (“A2J”). A2J provides legal services to individuals living at or below 125% of the federal guidelines as well as the elderly, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and individuals with disabilities who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

The State Bar of South Dakota and Access to Justice Program also developed a modest means (reduced fee) program. This program broadens access to legal services by reducing attorneys fees for eligible client who do not qualify for A2J pro bono legal services. The maximum retainer a participating attorney can collect for a modest means program case is $650 and the maximum hourly fee is the current state court-appointed fee rate.

This page last modified: Tue, October 18, 2016 -- 1:43 pm ET