We believe that advancing equality and inclusion are fundamental to the success of Alabama and the nation.


As brave men and women have taken to the streets to express their outrage over the death of George Floyd and the continued systemic oppression of Black Americans, we at Legal Services Alabama join them in saying that it is time for a change. It is time for a change to a system that promises justice, fairness, and hope to all Americans instead of denying it to so many based on the color of their skin. LSA understands that, although our mission is to pursue justice for all low-income people, there can be no economic or social justice without racial justice.

LSA understands that, because of systemic racism, Black Alabamians have battled generation after generation of barriers to education, jobs, housing, and voting, that do not exist for their white counterparts. These systemic failures have produced a series of ongoing disparities resulting in black people in our state facing higher rates of poverty and hunger, lower life expectancies, and lower rates of employment and health insurance coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest issue to wreak havoc disproportionately on Black Alabamians.

LSA condemns racism, bigotry, sexism, and all forms of discrimination.  We provide legal services to clients regardless of their race, sex, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. We condemn violence. We value all people and believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect.  All people should feel safe to live and work free from violence or the threat of violence.

The LSA Staff unite to reaffirm our commitment to being part of the change that includes full inclusion, equality, and justice for all. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Allied with our staff and clients, LSA stands up to this challenge. We believe that advancing equality and inclusion are fundamental to the success of Alabama and the nation.

We provide civil legal aid for people in need.

LSA serves low-income people by providing civil legal aid and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty.

Our offices are located in Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa. LSA offices handle civil cases only. Each office has lawyers licensed to practice in Alabama and other staff who know how to help low-income people resolve their legal problems.

Our core Service Areas

We Aim To Provide Expert
Advice & Quality Legal Services.

To learn more, select a service area below.
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Domestic Violence

Legal Services Alabama helps survivors of domestic and family violence with the following:

Legal protection from abuse

Child custody and child support

Safe housing

Safety plans with employers

Food Stamps and other benefits

Legal Services Alabama serves survivors of domestic violence statewide by helping provide the following:

Resources to stabilize daily life for you and your children

Information about ways to become self-sufficient

Advice and support to help you make lasting changes in your life

Community partnerships with other agencies and organizations to widen your network of services

Education to raise awareness about issues related to domestic and family violence


Public Benefits

Legal Services Alabama helps people throughout the state when they have questions or problems with these kinds of public benefits:

Social Security

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Family Assistance

Unemployment Compensation

Working with LSA can help you:

Understand your legal rights and responsibilities

Make your family economically stable

Keep your home


Housing Issues

Our staff can give you legal help with the following housing issues:



Utility problems

Housing discrimination

Repair problems

Housing counseling

Every day, our legal staff helps people all over Alabama with housing issues.

We work to ––

Prevent homelessness

Preserve and expand affordable housing

Promote family, social and economic stability

Reduce the effects of poverty


Consumer Protection

Legal Services Alabama helps people throughout the state solve their legal problems:

Payday lending abuse

Defective vehicles

Wage garnishment

Every day, our legal staff helps people:

Find relief from high-interest payday loans

Defend against unlawful repossession

Protect against unlawful collection

Work out debt repayment plans

Improve financial literacy and stability

Build and retain assets

Change conditions, and change lives!

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Additional Services

People We Serve



Services We Provide

– Education

– Community Re-entry (Voter Rights Restoration Education)

– Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)

– Disaster Relief

Services we provide


LSA represents eligible clients in critical legal matters—judicial and administrative.

Legal Counsel & Advice

LSA provides timely legal counsel and advice.

Community Education

LSA provides community education in regard to your rights and responsibilities.


Effective mediation services keep disputes out of the court system.

Legal Self-Help

LSA develops and distributes legal self-help materials and forms.