Douglas County Legal Aid Society

Program Details

  • KU School of Law
  • 1535 W. 15th Street
  • Lawrence, KS 66045

Telephone Numbers and Contact Information

  • (785) 864-5564 Office
  • (785) 864-5564 Barbara Wrigley, Office Manager
  • (785) 864-5399 Fax

Melanie DeRousse, Director

Hours of operation / Meeting Times: By appointment Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Fees or Dues: None for the legal services. Filing fees and court costs are the client's responsibility.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants need to have cases pending in Douglas County, Ks and meet financial and case selection guidelines.

Intake Procedure: Telephone for an interview.

Geographic Area Served: Douglas County.

Funding Sources: DCLAS receives funding support from the KU School of Law, Rice Foundation, Kansas Bar Foundation, the City of Lawrence and Douglas County.

Affiliated Org: University of Kansas School of Law.

Description: The Douglas County Legal Aid Society offers legal assistance. The types of cases handled include protection from abuse and stalking, and various other civil cases as determined by the organization, municipal court criminal cases, juvenile cases as appointed by the court.

Legal Aid is staffed by third year law students from the University of Kansas who are supervised by School of Law faculty.