Thank you to the Johnson County Bar Foundation!
Kansas Legal Services - Kansas City is very grateful to the Board of Trustees of the Johnson County Bar Foundation for awarding us a very generous contribution for the second year. The funding allows us to provide attorney time, supervision and support time to the Johnson County Help Center, located in the Johnson County Courthouse.
At the Help Center, clients involved in family law and eviction cases can locate, fill out and file the necessary papers and forms in one location. Qualifying individuals may obtain limited legal assistance from Kansas Legal Services staff on-site two days per week.
The Help Center is designed mostly to assist those who cannot afford an attorney in family law cases and in eviction cases.
KLS-KC works closely with the Johnson County District Court Clerks at the Help Center. The Court Clerks obtain information from applicants and send KLS-KC staff the applications. Potential clients are screened and if they are eligible, they are given an appointment to see KLS-KC staff. KLS staff are on-site on Tuesdays or Fridays from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
The rest of the week, the Court Clerks provide valuable information on the legal process. The Clerks may also point out the legal forms needed for persons who want to "do it themselves" at the Help Center.
There are always opportunities for interns or pro bono attorneys to participate. This includes retired/inactive attorneys working pro bono through KLS.
Thanks, Johnson County Bar Foundation, for helping Kansas Legal Services provide legal assistance!