Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. has funding priorities and regulations that limit the types of cases in which we are able to provide direct representation. If your case meets those funding criteria and regulations, and if we have the resources available, we may do any of the following: advise you on your case, contact third parties on your behalf, draft court documents. If your situation warrants extended services in the opinion of the attorney on you case, we may represent you in court or attempt to refer your case to a private attorney who will represent you at no cost.
Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. does not charge for any of our services. You may have to pay court costs and filing fees. Please contact your local courthouse to find out how much the costs and fees may be in your area.
We will provide you with the Wyoming Bar Association’s Referral Service at (307) 632-9061 if you are seeking a private attorney. They will attempt to connect you with an experienced, insured, private attorney. Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. cannot make individual attorney referrals.
Applicants and every member of their household must qualify for our services. The income and asset guidelines are based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Applicants’ legal problems must fall within our practice areas, and clients must be in the country legally. Additional criteria may apply.
Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. currently has four offices across the state, located in Cheyenne, Casper, Lander, and Rock Springs. You case will be referred to the closest available attorney. Occasionally, we may retain a private attorney under our PAI program to assist you when our staff attorneys cannot.
The PAI Program is designed to assist Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. clients when we do not have the resources to assist the clients ourselves. Under this program, we recruit volunteer attorneys to give legal advice, draft legal documents, and represent clients in court when our staff attorneys cannot.
Our staff will attempt to refer you to the agency or program best suited to your needs. We may also provide you with printed materials. For more assistance you may call the Wyoming Bar Association’s Referral Service 307-632-9061.
We have forms available on our website.
Please consider consulting an attorney before filing your case pro se.
Shelter: Evictions and other landlord-tenant issues, utility shut-offs, public housing, unhealthy or dangerous housing conditions
Income: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, and public benefits
Consumer Debt: Repossession of property, bad debt, garnishment, and bankruptcy
Migrant: In addition to the general priorities: wage claims, housing, health and safety issues, community education
Family: We assist with completion of pro se (do-it-yourself) legal packets in the areas of divorce, custody modification, and child support modification. These packets are available from any Wyoming District Court for $10.00.
Tribal Court: Cases in Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court.
We are sorry, but we are unable to provide any legal services until we have determined you are eligible to receive service. We do have an advice hotline, 1-877-432-9955, but you will still have to qualify to receive advice.