The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services was one of the first organizations in the nation to provide legal services for the poor. Since 1886 it has been a pioneer in providing “justice for all,” regardless of ability to pay.
The mission of the Legal Aid Society (LAS) is to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including those who are impoverished, the elderly and victims of domestic violence.
We at the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services continue our commitment to securing access to equal justice by providing legal representation and assistance on domestic violence, family law, consumer and housing issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. We present “Know Your Rights” workshops for community residents on consumer, housing, elder law and domestic violence issues. We also partner with our parent agency, Metropolitan Family Services, to provide wraparound legal and social services to comprehensively address clients’ needs.
In addition, we work with local and state bar associations, domestic violence service providers and local court administrators to advocate for better laws and a system that is more responsive to its clients and to low-income families in general.