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St. Louis District Court Pro Se Assistance Program

St. Louis District Court Pro Se Assistance Program

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What is the Pro Se Assistance Program?

The St. Louis District Court Pro Se Assistance Program ("PSAP") 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 federal court and assistance with completing the filing forms. The PSAP provides self-represented 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 PSAP is provided by the Saint Louis Bar Foundation with support from The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

The PSAP 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.

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

Preparing for your appointment

To prepare for your PSAP 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.

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 PSAP?

Attorney Volunteer Registration Packet

Please email for more information.



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