Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Provides free civil legal aid. Serves 40 counties from offices in downtown Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph, Warrensburg and a neighborhood office on Kansas City’s west side.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Missouri
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC



Missouri courts must crack down on unscrupulous debt collectors

Kansas City Star
December 4, 2015
“Zombie” collectors chase consumers for debt they may not even have incurred. he Missouri Supreme Court should enact changes and look for even more reforms.


Demolish dangerous buildings? Yes, but then do a lot more

Yael T. Abouhalkah
Kansas City Star
February 24, 2016
$10 million plan to demolish dangerous buildings is first step toward better housing plan in Kansas City.

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Woman finally wins her KC house back after a money launderer took it with a common scam

Ian Cummings
Kansas City Star
March 28, 2017
Maxwell appeared to be the victim of a common scam carried out with a legal document called a quit claim deed.

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Local law firms and Legal Aid team up to serve KC urban neighborhoods

Lily O’Neill
Kansas City Star
July 8, 2017
Adopt-a-Neighborhood is a collaborative project between Legal Aid of Western Missouri, private law firms and east side neighborhoods in Kansas City.

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Suit asks that Board of Equalization be forced to fix Jackson County assessments

Mike Hendricks
Kansas City Star
January 2, 2020
Legal Aid of Western Missouri is suing the Jackson County Board of Equalization on behalf of low-income, minority homeowners, arguing that they were unfairly hit with large assessment increases last year that resulted in onerous property tax bills.


A ruling on how Kansas City’s judges run their courts

Mary Sanchez
Kansas City Star
July 7, 2015
A report takes the temperature on the Kansas City municipal court system.

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