Modest Means Project

Modest Means Project: This Project provides low-cost legal assistance to individuals who do not qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at the standard rate. The Modest Means Project assists individuals in a one-hour meeting for a fee of $75. In that meeting, attorneys are expected to offer only brief advice or unbundled services. A lawyer may offer full representation, but it is not the expectation of the Modest Means Project. If full representation is requested, the Modest Means Project attorney can agree to offer representation beyond the scope of the Project's one-hour consultation commitment, but must maintain the fee of $75 per hour. The Modest Means Project does not require attorneys to provide free legal services.

Legal issues available through the project are:

  • Adult Guardianship
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Law Appeals
  • Criminal Misdemeanors
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Guardianship
  • Housing: Foreclosure
  • Housing: Landlord/Tenant
  • Immigration
  • Juvenile Guardianship
  • Mediation
  • Wills & Trusts

To sign up to become a Modest Means Attorney, please click here.

To sign up for the Modest Means Project and find participating attorneys, please call the LegalLearn line, a 24 hour automated pre-application system, at 866-637-5341.