Legal Representation

Victims of intimate partner abuse can receive legal representation from attorneys on staff on a sliding scale fee. Legal needs for divorce, paternity, restraining order and post decree representation can be met by the expertly trained attorneys. Applications for legal services can be submitted through the agency legal helpline, EXPO court outreach services or advocate case managers. Assignments and case acceptance for representation are made based on attorney availability, potential for legal remedy, and victim circumstances. Limited fee adjustments are available for those victims unable to secure funds to support the legal representation; these waivers are granted after review by a staff committee.