How We Help

Ensuring Fairness. Protecting Families. Changing Lives.

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Our legal staff and advocates offer solutions and hope in order to ensure fairness, protect families, and change lives.  LABG pursues work that helps make the legal system more fair, equal, and just for everyone. We help families when violence disrupts their stability and safety. Our work changes lives by helping lift individuals out of poverty.  

Ensuring fairness, protecting families, and changing lives are the motivators for everything done at LABG. 

We serve low-income families with children, the elderly, veterans and people needing access to healthcare. Our clients are frail and elderly nursing home residents, those suffering abuse at the hands of a loved one, people with a barrier to employment, those who are financially exploited and those that lack the basic necessities of life.

Through the legal system our attorneys and paralegals can preserve the home, protect assets, stop the violence, remove employment barriers, and support families towards the goal of achieving maximum independence and safety.

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Direct Service

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass attorneys represent eligible clients in civil legal matters before judges and in administrative hearings. We provide high quality legal advice, make referrals, and connect people with self-help materials and forms. 


Legal Aid of the Bluegrass hosts virtual and in-person legal clinics and provide high quality legal information and advice and pro se assistance. 

Community Outreach & Education 

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass educates the community about civil legal rights and collaborates with community partners to provide legal services. 

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1.) Call us

Call our central intake at 859-431-8200 and press option 1 for "new applicant". You will hear music and be placed on hold.

Our phone lines are open Monday- Friday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. EST. The phone lines are closed on all major holidays. 

Do not hang up. If you hang up you will lose your place. You may hold up to 1 hour. Calls are answered in the order they are received. We make every effort to answer our calls as soon as possible. You may also apply online. 

2.) Be Screened  

When your call is answered, you will speak to a live intake specialist. They will ask you to provide financial information about your household and the value of assets that you own, such as a car.  They will also ask you questions about your citizenship status and legal issue. We use this information to determine if we can help you.  

3.) Get Legal Help

If you are eligible for help, you will be transferred to speak with an intake attorney.  The intake attorney will gather additional information on your legal issue. Please provide the attorney with information regarding upcoming court dates or legal documents about your case. The intake attorney may provide you with advice or assign your case to a different legal advocate. 

Once your case is assigned, you should communicate directly with your legal advocate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an attorney?

No, you can always represent yourself, however it is always better to have an attorney if possible. You have a better chance of winning your case if you have an attorney.

Do I have to pay for your services?

There is no charge for the time spent on your case. If there are court costs, witness fees or other fees we have to pay to do your case, we will ask that you pay them to the best of your ability.

Can I walk in and get help?

Yes. We will usually ask for a contact number so we can call you back, but in an emergency we will try to determine if you are eligible for our services right away.

How do I get a pro bono attorney?

Call 859-431-8200 so we can determine if you are eligible for a pro bono attorney or representation by a legal aid attorney.

Need Legal Help

Legal aid protects the rights of people living at or near poverty with legal problems such as:  housing, consumer, family and public benefits. We ensure access to justice for all people, including veterans, the elderly, those who are disabled and victims of domestic violence. You can call us to apply for assistance Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Calls are answered in the order they are received. You may also apply online by clicking "Apply For Help" below. 


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