Legal Resources

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky: providing free legal services to the poor and vulnerable in Eastern and South Central Kentucky

Catholic Charities of Louisville, Immigration Legal Services: a BIA-recognized office, providing legal assistance and counseling to low-and moderate-income immigrants and refugees

Fayette County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: making referrals to private attorneys in Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, and Woodford counties

Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service (in conjunction with the Louisville Bar Association): making referrals to private attorneys in Breckenridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties

Kentucky Legal Aid: assisting low-income families, elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self-sufficiency

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, Office of Victims Advocacy: providing support and resources to victims of crime across the Commonwealth. 

Kentucky Protection & Advocacy: protecting and promoting the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally-based individual and systemic advocacy and education

Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program: pro bono development project initiated to increase, strengthen and expand pro bono efforts on a statewide basis

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass: resolving the most important problems of low-income and other vulnerable people by providing high-quality legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy, and coordination with other community resources in Central and Northern/Northeastern Kentucky

Legal Aid Society of Louisville: providing free legal representation to low-income people in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

Lexington Fair Housing Council: investigates complaints of discrimination in housing and lending practices, assists aggrieved individuals through the process of their complaints and in finding attorneys to represent them

Maxwell Street Legal Clinic: providing high-quality, low-cost legal assistance for immigrant and refugee communities of Kentucky

Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: making referrals to private attorneys in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties

National Legal Resources

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence: policy initiatives and training for attorneys who represent survivors

Battered Women’s Justice Project National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit: resources, technical assistance, training, and support for battered women involved in the civil and criminal court systems, and the advocates and attorneys who represent them 

Directory of Crime Victims Services: searchable directory of non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad from DOJ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 

National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directorycomprehensive national database of programs providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence

Womenslaw.org: a state-by-state domestic violence resource site, including legal resources for victims and their supporters