Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, a program of St. Francis Community Services, has provided civil legal aid to the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties for more than thirty years. Annually, we provide legal aid in over 1,500 cases in the areas of immigration law, veterans advocacy, family and guardianship law, housing crisis cases, and municipal court cases. We serve clients at 150% of the Federal Poverty Level or less.
Fighting for the legal rights of clients who could not otherwise afford an attorney
Prioritizing representation for women and children in court
Keeping families together by fighting for the rights of immigrants in court
Filling a critical gap in accessible legal services for veterans
Providing legal assistance to those who are in jeopardy of losing their housing
Creating networks that advocate for systemic change
Metered parking, pay garages and pay parking lots are in the vicinity of CLAM. Metro bus stops and a Metrolink stop are within walking distance.
Pro Bono Assistance in Eviction Cases
As of August 1, rent and mortgage payments will be due, just as unemployment benefits and remaining federal and local . . .Read More
Remaining Housed During the Pandemic
Working together, our legal team was able to protect this woman from eviction, ensuring she had the time she needed to complete the process for CARES Act funds. Our staff attorney, Tiffany Norris, was able to negotiate with the landlord and the court to give Leyah more time to complete the CARES Act application, receive her funds, and pay the rent she owed to her landlord. She says, “As an attorney, I’m able to be a voice for my client who otherwise may be afraid to speak in intimidating situations, such as facing possible eviction from their landlord.” By ensuring the case was dismissed with prejudice, Norris made sure the landlord cannot re-sue Leyah for rent and possession in the future on the same case, and so that she is less at risk of future eviction.
*Names are changed to protect client privacy