Legal Services - Seniors receive legal consultation and representation, education, and assistance with civil cases and access to public benefits, including issues such as housing, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, powers-of-attorney, living wills, and consumer advocacy. Services are provided by Kansas Legal Services (KLS) on a donation basis. To be eligible for legal services, a client must live in Johnson County and be 60 years of age or older.
Appointments can be scheduled at several locations throughout Johnson County.
To schedule an appointment, contact the center you wish to visit. Be sure to provide the name of the older adult age 60+ for whom the service is requested. Clients are not billed for services, but contributions are gratefully accepted.
To apply for Kansas Legal Services, call their central intake line at 1-800-723-6953.
New contract with the Area Agency on Aging starts in October 2018. Schedule will restart then and will be posted here when available. Funding limits for current fiscal year required cancelling 3 sessions below.
Monthly appointments can be scheduled at:
- Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. 913-826-3160
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every other month.
2017: Oct 12, Dec 14 2018: Feb 8, April 12, June 14, Aug. 9
- Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park. 913-826-2830
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
2017: Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 2018: Jan. 17, Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept 19
- Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S Sunset, Olathe. 913-715-8860
9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of every other month.
2017: Nov. 9 2018: Jan. 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, Sept 13
The Elder Law Hotline also makes volunteer attorneys available at (888) 353-5337, a toll free number.
Also, see Legal Assistance in our Aging and Accessibility Resource Directory for more resources.