SOURCES OF LEGAL & OTHER ASSISTANCE

      A RESOURCE PROVIDED BY THE IOWA-NEBRASKA NAACP

Legal Redress Committee

Agencies are listed by location / jurisdiction

 

IOWA - STATEWIDE

 

Iowa Legal Aid

(Providing legal assistance to low-income Iowans in civil matters)

1111 9th Street # 230

Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 243-1193

www.iowalegalaid.org  

 

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer

(Lawyers listed in 31 practice areas, who charge $25 or less for first half hour of consultation, with links to many useful and free legal guides)

Iowa State Bar Association

625 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309

www.iowafindalawyer.com

 

Legal Hotline for Older Iowans

(Providing legal services to Iowans who are 60 years old and over)

1119 9th Street—Suite 230

Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 282-8161 or (800) 992-8161

hotline@iowalaw.org

 

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

(enforces Iowa Civil Rights Act, investigates discrimination complaints in credit, education, employment, housing & public accommodations)

400 East 14th Street—1st Floor

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(515) 281-4121

www.icrc.iowa.gov

                       

Office of Ombudsman for the State of Iowa

(Independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air grievances about state government; may investigate and try to resolve complaints)

Ola Babcock Miller Building

1112 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

ombudsman@legis.iowa.gov

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa

(Private, non-partisan organization that fights to advance civil liberties and uphold the Iowa and U.S. Constitutions)

505 5th Ave., #808

Des Moines, IA 50309

legal.program@aclu-ia.org

 

Wrongful Conviction Division of the Special Defense Unit in the Office of the State Public Defender

(Focused on post-conviction litigation for inmates claiming factual innocence)

Applications for assistance should be directed to:

The Midwest Innocence Project

3619 Broadway Blvd., Suite 2

Kansas City, MO 64111

More information can be found at:

www.spd.iowa.gov

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (Chicago Regional Office)

(Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information)

JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Phone

(312) 872-9744

https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/Portal/Login.aspx

https://www.eeoc.gov/field-office/chicago/location

NEBRASKA – STATEWIDE

 

Nebraska Find-a-Lawyer

(Lawyers listed who charge $50 or less for first half hour of consultation, with links to many useful and free legal guides)

Nebraska State Bar Association

635 S. 14th St. Suite 200

Lincoln, NE. 68508

Ph. (402) 475-7091

Toll Free (800) 927-0117

Fax (402) 475-7098

https://www.nefindalawyer.com

 

 

Nebraska Legal Aide

209 S. 19th St.
Suite 200
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

402-348-1069

 (Toll-Free)

1-888-991-9921

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org

 

 

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

Intake (To start a complaint) (402) 471-4895

https://neoc.nebraska.gov

 

Lincoln (Main Office)

1526 K Street, Suite 310

Lincoln, NE 68508-2709

Telephone: (402) 471-2024

Toll Free: (800) 642-6112

Fax: (402) 471-4059

NEOC Lincoln Map

 

Omaha

State Office Building

1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, Suite 318

Omaha, NE 68102-1836

Telephone: (402) 595-2028

Toll Free: (800) 382-7820

Fax: (402) 595-1205

NEOC Omaha Map

 

Scottsbluff

Panhandle State Office Complex

505A Broadway, Suite 600

Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3515

Telephone: (308) 632-1340

Toll Free: (800) 830-8633

Fax: (308) 632-13

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska

134 S 13th St #1010, Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 476-8091

https://www.aclunebraska.org

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) St. Louis District Office

(Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.)

Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce St.
Rm 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States

Phone

1-800-669-4000

Fax

(314) 539-7894

File a Complaint: https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/Portal/Login.aspx

https://www.eeoc.gov/field-office/stlouis/location 

AMES

 

Ames Civil Rights Commission

Email: humanrelations@cityofames.org

Phone: 515-239-5101

https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/city-clerk/boards-commissions/human-relations-commission

 

DAVENPORT

Davenport Civil Rights Commission

Latrice L. Lacey, Director

Phone: (563) 326-7888

Fax: (563) 326-7956

Email: latrice.lacey@davenportiowa.com

https://www.davenportiowa.com/government/civil_rights

 

DES MOINES

 

Drake University Law School Legal Clinic

(Providing free legal services in divorces, child custody, adult guardianships, small claims, unemployment, landlord tenant; refugee cases; entrepreneurial and transactional matters)

2400 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311

(5150 271-3851

www.drake.edu/law

 

Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (Des Moines Office)

(providing free legal services to low-income immigrants throughout the state of Iowa)

2024 Forest Avenue, Suite 101

Des Moines, IA 50311

http://www.iowajfon.org/#iowa-jfon

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Polk County Bar Association

(Volunteer lawyers contribute their time to ensure access to justice)

625 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 243-3904

www.pbcaonline.org

                                   

HOME INC.

1618 Sixth Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: 515-243-1277

Fax: 515-280-1129

https://www.homeincdsm.org/renters-landlords/resources/

 

CEDAR RAPIDS

 

Iowa Legal Aid—Cedar Rapids

317 7th Avenue SE

Suite 404

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

1-800-532-1275

 

IOWA CITY

 

Iowa City Human Rights Commission
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
319-356-5022

 

 

LINCOLN

LINCOLN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
(Investigates complaints of alleged employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination)

129 N. 10th, Room 325
Lincoln, NE 68508

Enrique Brodsky, Executive Director
Tel: (402) 441-8691
Fax: (402) 441-6937
TDD: (402) 441-8398

https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/City/Departments/City-Attorneys-Office/LCHR

 

OMAHA

 

OMAHA HUMAN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

(Enforces the Human Rights Act. The act prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of marital status or age, in addition to the federally protected classes, in the areas of employment, real property, and public accommodations.)
1819 Farnum Street, Suite 502
Omaha, NE 68183

George Davis, Jr., Acting Executive Director
Tel: (402) 444-5055
Fax: (402) 444-5058
https://humanrights.cityofomaha.org

 

WATERLOO

 

Waterloo Human Rights Commission
620 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone:(319) 291-4441
Fax: (319) 291-4295

https://www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com/residents/human_rights/index.php