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St. Louis Federal Court Legal Advice Clinic

St. Louis Federal Court Legal Advice Clinic

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What is the Legal Advice Clinic?

The Federal Court Legal Advice Clinic ("Clinic") is a free legal clinic, located at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis, designed to help individuals without an attorney get answers to legal questions about filing a civil case in the federal district court. The clinic provides self-represented (a.k.a, pro se) litigants with an opportunity to meet with a volunteer private attorney for a free 30-minute consultation.

Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
111 South 10th Street, 3rd Floor
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102
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If you need legal representation services after your 30-minute consultation, please call (toll-free) 1-855-978-7070 for a referral to a qualified attorney. Referred attorneys may charge fees for their services.

The clinic is a service of the Saint Louis Bar Foundation with support from The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

The clinic is not affiliated or related to the United States District Court.

 

Get Help

Meet with a volunteer private attorney for up to 30 minutes in our FREE legal clinic.

Walk-in times are available every Wednesday at 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. (first come, first served).
Other times may be available by appointment only, subject to volunteer availability.

The Legal Advice Clinic will be closed on the following days:

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Schedule an Appointment Online or call (toll-free) 1-855-978-7070.
 

Walk-In Hours (first come, first served)
Wednesday     10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday     11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Preparing for your appointment

To prepare for your clinic appointment you should gather any letters, papers or documentation you think are relevant to the questions you are planning to ask the attorney during your appointment. Review those documents before you come to the appointment.

You are not required to bring any documentation to your appointment. However, your 30-minute appointment will be best utilized if you have the information readily available.

All clients are required to sign the "Agreement for Limited Legal Advice" prior to their consultation with a volunteer attorney. You may preview the agreement here. If you have questions about the agreement, you may ask them at the beginning of your appointment and then decide if you would like to sign the agreement. However, the agreement must be signed before the volunteer attorney can discuss your case with you.

Your appointment will be on the 3rd Floor of the Thomas F. Eagleton US Courthouse, 111 S. 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. The public entrance to the courthouse is located on the East side of the building at Level 1. There are numerous parking lots in the area with varying costs. There is also a small amount of metered on-street parking. Public transportation is available in St. Louis through Metro Transit or bus. Visitors must have a valid ID and must pass through security screening before being granted entry to the courthouse. The courthouse is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you have enough time to get through security. You should bring paper and a pen or pencil so that you can take notes or write down important points learned during your appointment.

 

Are you an attorney interested in volunteering with the clinic?

Attorney Volunteer Registration Packet

Please email federalcourtlac@bamsl.org for more information.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

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