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Welcome to The Legal Aid Society of Story County, where we specialize in resolving civil law matters for low-income residents of Story County, Iowa.

Our staff attorney, Bethany Miller, is pictured here engaging in a conversation with a visitor in our welcoming front lobby.

We DO NOT provide legal representation in criminal matters, driving violations, juvenile matters, or cases that could generate a fee for a private attorney.

Our Staff Attorney, Melissa Brown, is pictured here visiting with our paralegal and a new client in our private meeting room.

Our dedicated team is here to assist you with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Civil Protective Orders (for Domestic, Sexual or Elder Abuse)
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Will
  • Power of Attorney
  • Paternity
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Unemployment Benefits Appeal
Peggy Michelotti, our Executive Director, is seen here in her office, meeting with a new client.

We CANNOT give legal advice until a person becomes a client. If would like to be considered for services, you can complete an application online by clicking one of the boxes below. Only one application is necessary per issue. 


To Apply for Services Simply Click the Button Most Appropriate to Your Case Type