Legal Services Alabama (LSA)

Statewide organization that provides free civil legal aid from eight offices located in: Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.
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Primary geographic focus: Alabama
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LSA
Lists: LSC

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) serves low-income people by providing free civil legal aid and assistance and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty from eight offices located in: Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.

Legal Services Alabama is an independent, non-profit organization that provides qualifying low-income families with legal aid and assistance in civil matters. LSA is a statewide program serving all 67 counties in Alabama.

LSA was founded in 2004 with the merger of the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, Legal Services of North-Central Alabama and Legal Services of Metro Birmingham.



The case for legal aid’s survival

Artur Davis
March 13, 2017
Supporters of legal aid range from 150 national law firms to a bipartisan cast of former Attorneys General to all the House Democrats and nearly half the House Republicans.


Budget cuts threaten to slam the courthouse door on many Alabama residents

Linda Klein
April 26, 2017
When ordinary Americans need help with life's big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That's why it needs help from every resident of Alabama.

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Free legal services now available at Central Alabama VA

Lindsey Rogers
WSFA (Montgomery, AL)
May 24, 2017
Legal Services Alabama, a non profit organization that helps low-income Alabamians with free civil legal aid, is now making an attorney available on site at the Montgomery and Tuskegee VA Medical Centers.

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Top Dems call on CMS to release cost of Medicaid work requirements

Susannah Luthi
Modern Healthcare
March 27, 2018
Two leading congressional Democrats want to know what it will cost conservative states to verify eligibility requirements for their Medicaid recipients, echoing concerns within the states that the changes curb enrollment and add expenses.

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Court fees, restitution put people in dire straits after moving through criminal justice system researchers, lawyers say

Courtney Crown
WHNT-TV (Huntsville, Alabama)
May 18, 2018
Court fees and restitution can make people feel desperate. On Saturday, May 19, researchers and attorneys are using a free legal clinic in Huntsville to meet the people in the throes of these money issues.

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Possible gov’t shutdown: Elderly tenants fear eviction, subcontractors worry about finances

Renata Di Gregorio
WZDX-TV (Huntsville, AL)
February 11, 2019
People from all walks of life across the area are holding their breath, waiting to see if they'll be missing out on a paycheck or changing the way they live yet again.


Legal Services Alabama standing on the front lines with public during coronavirus crisis

Brad Robertson, Tommy Wells, LaVeeda Battle
Montgomery Advertiser
April 29, 2020

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Alabama eviction cases rose in June, expected to keep increasing

Caroline Beck
Alabama Daily News
August 5, 2020

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360K Alabamians face eviction as CARES Act moratorium nears deadline

WSFA (Montgomery, AL)
August 3, 2020


In Alabama, A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits

Paul Kiel
December 22, 2014
Public hospitals can be among the most aggressive in collecting debts from poor patients, not only garnishing their wages, but cleaning out their bank accounts. “It makes me sick,” said one legal aid attorney.

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Protecting Taxpayers from Abuse

Martha Bergmark
Huffington Post
April 14, 2014
Civil legal aid groups, their lawyers and volunteers play an important role in protecting low-income taxpayers against abuse by tax preparers and minimizing the drain from taxpayers pocketbooks.

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