Do I qualify for

legal assistance?

In order to qualify for legal aid, you must meet certain income requirements, have a North Dakota legal issue, and complete an application.

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Who is LSND and what do we do?

Legal Services of North Dakota is a non-profit organization, providing legal assistance in a variety of matters to low income and elderly North Dakotans.

Legal Services of North Dakota is a grantee of the Legal Services Corporation and  provides free legal assistance to low-income or elderly individuals. Legal Services of North Dakota does NOT charge clients for legal services. If you have received a request to pay for legal services or a notice to remit payment, please contact Legal Services of North Dakota directly and do NOT send payment.

Legal Services of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in the delivery of services.


As a nonprofit organization, Legal Services of North Dakota (LSND) relies on contributions to continue providing free legal services to low-income persons and our many advocacy projects. Any donation, large or small, supports the vital role we play in the struggle for equal justice.


There are several ways attorneys in private practice can help LSND’s program address the civil legal needs of low-income people in the state. Individual attorneys can volunteer to work with LSND in a program to match their interests.

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Under age 60:
Mon. | Tues. | Thurs.
9 am – 3 pm Central
Age 60+:
Mon. – Thurs., 8 am – 5 pm Central
Fri., 8 am – 2 pm Central

Self Help Resources

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Help! I Have Been Denied General Assistance

What Do I Do If I Am Denied General Assistance (GA)? Anyone who is denied has the right to appeal that determination. The written decision from the county must explain the reason you were denied and how much time you have to appeal. It is very important to ask for an...

What is paternity?

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