Our Office

COVID-19 UPDATES:  The Legal Aid Society of Story County continues to accept cases. During this time, the office is closed to walk-in traffic until further notice; staff is working on site and remotely to provide access to legal representation in eligible cases. Applications can be filled out online or call our office and we can mail one to you. Phones will be answered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5. We will return voicemails left outside those hours. General questions can be directed to contact@legalaidstory.org. Current clients are encouraged to email their attorney directly.

Every effort will be made to schedule appointments electronically.

Who we are

Legal Aid Society of Story County is a non-profit corporation, formed in 1974 to provide legal assistance in civil matters to families who cannot afford to hire an attorney in private practice.

Our Attorneys

Carin Forbes
Carin M. Forbes is the Executive Director at the Legal Aid Society of Story County. While in law school, Carin joined Legal Aid as a law student intern through the Public Interest Internship Program in 2002. Carin joined Legal Aid as a staff attorney in 2008 and became the executive director in 2015. Prior to joining Legal Aid, she was a partner in a private law practice. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Story County Bar Association.
Peggy Michelotti
Peggy joined our office as a staff attorney after graduating from Drake Law School in 2015. During her time at Drake she worked as an intern for the Drake Juvenile Delinquency Clinic, the Polk County Prosecutor’s office, and the Iowa Supreme Court Student Task Force. Peggy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 2012 and her Associate of Arts degree from Muscatine Community College in 2009.
Bethany Miller
Bethany joined our office as a staff attorney after graduating from Drake Law School in 2016. During her time at Drake she worked as an intern for the Iowa Division of Worker’s Compensation and a variety of private firms. Bethany received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cedarville University in 2013. She majored in Pre-Law, knowing from an early age that she wanted to be an attorney.
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