Free Legal Help for Domestic Violence Victims
If you serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in Idaho, please refer them to Idaho Legal Aid Services Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line. Our highly experienced attorneys provide free advice about a variety of legal problems such as obtaining a protection order, child custody, divorce, and many other legal issues. To reach the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line call toll free:
1-(877) 500-2980 (toll free). The hours of operation are Monday through Friday* from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
*Excluding holidays and other office closures.
What is the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line?
The Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line is a statewide toll-free legal advice line for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to obtain immediate free legal advice with civil problems. The Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line is not a crisis line for immediate intervention or shelter. Callers should contact their local police or domestic violence shelter if they are in the midst of being battered.
When should someone call the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line?
Have persons call the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line if:
- They are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and
- They have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem and need information, advice or representation; and
- They do not already have a lawyer or other legal services provider helping them with this problem.
What can a caller expect when they call the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line?
Most callers are immediately screened when they call the Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line and talk to an attorney. If the staff is already helping another caller they will be routed to a voice mail and asked to leave contact information.
The Advice Line attorneys may provide callers:
- Legal advice,
- Brief service (e.g., limited legal research),
- Referral to a staff or volunteer attorney for legal representation,
- Referral to other agencies, or
- Referral to a private attorney for advice or representation.
The Advice Line attorneys will be better able to serve callers if, when they call, they have with them any papers or documents relating to the legal problem and the names of people involved.
The Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line is made possible thanks to funding from the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance and the Legal Services Corporation.