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Iowa Legal Aid

  • Location:
    1111 9th St
    Suite 230
    Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone:
    (515) 243-2980
  • Fax:
    (515) 246-6075
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Iowa Legal Aid provides high quality legal services and representation to low-income and underserved residents of Iowa.

State served: Iowa

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 60
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 4

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Immigration Advocates Network


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Jessica Taylor
(515) 243-1193
Executive Director:
Dennis Groenenboom
(515) 243-2980 ext. 1620
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: November 16, 2017
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IAN Members? Yes
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