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.

Donate

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.

Volunteer

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.

Contact Us

Under age 60:
1-800-634-5263
Mon. | Tues. | Thurs.
9 am – 3 pm Central
Age 60+:
1-866-621-9886
Mon. – Thurs., 8 am – 5 pm Central
Fri., 8 am – 2 pm Central

Attorney Education

Legal Services of North Dakota provides opportunities throughout the year to continue education in their field and earn CLE credits.

Self Help Resources

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2024

More than 71 million Americans will see a 3.2% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2024. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in [...]

Support

Navigating the Safety Net: Understanding North Dakota’s Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund

In North Dakota, victims of crime find support through the Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund, a safety net designed to alleviate the financial burdens that often accompany violence [...]

Elder Abuse: Combating Injustice

Elder abuse is the intentional mistreatment or harming of an older person. An older person is defined by the Social Security Act as someone over age 60. This abuse takes many forms – including physical, emotional, and sexual harm, neglect, and financial [...]

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Protecting Survivors of Stalking

North Dakota has taken a significant stride in safeguarding survivors of stalking by introducing a much-needed update to its Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) statute. This change, in effect as of August 1, 2023, addresses the issue of stalking within [...]

Marsy’s Law

What is Marsy’s Law?
Marsy’s Law, or the Victim’s Rights law, was enacted in 2016. The language can be found in North Dakota’s Constitution, Article I Section 25 [...]

What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program which provides you with a monthly income. You must be 65, blind or disabled and have limited income [...]

Help! I Have Been Denied General Assistance

What Do I Do If I Am Denied General Assistance (GA)? Can Someone Help Me With a GA Hearing? Can I Prepare for a GA Hearing […]

What is paternity?

Paternity The father-child relationship is established between a man and a child by: When Is A Man Presumed To Be The Father? There is a presumption of paternity [...]