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Access to Justice, Inc.

In an effort to make legal services accessible to all South Dakota citizens, the State Bar of South Dakota formed Access to Justice ("A2J").

A2J provides legal services to:

  • Individuals living at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines;

  • Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking living at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines; and

  • Individuals with disabilities, the elderly and veterans who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.*

The State Bar of South Dakota and Access to Justice Program also developed a modest means (reduced fee) program. This program broadens access to legal services by reducing attorneys fees for eligible client who do not qualify for A2J pro bono legal services.

Access to Justice does not accept applications for fee-generating cases (this includes, but is not limited to, personal injury and social security or SSI claims) or criminal cases. Our program is not able to assist individuals currently incarcerated.

MISSION: To provide equal access to justice for all citizens of South Dakota.