Lawyers continue to help thousands of Missourians through virtual legal clinic
Since Jan. 1, Missouri lawyers have assisted 1,868 clients through The Missouri Bar’s free virtual legal advice clinic, Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org, expanding the administration of justice and providing equal access to justice for all.
In partnership with the American Bar Association, Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org allows low- to moderate-income Missourians to ask up to three non-criminal legal questions each year. Missouri lawyers can then voluntarily log into the virtual clinic using a laptop, tablet, or phone whenever and wherever.
Of the 2,162 questions submitted in 2022, lawyers have answered nearly 90% of them – specifically 1,940 questions. Since Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org launched in 2017, over 9,000 Missourians have been served, with Missouri lawyers answering 9,682 questions.