The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce the launch of the Modest Means Program (MMP). The MMP is a reduced-fee referral service designed to make legal services accessible to lower- and moderate-income citizens who surpass the income threshold for legal aid.
The target audience for the Modest Means Program is those citizens whose household incomes are between 200% - 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Wyoming attorneys volunteering to participate in the Modest Means Program agree to charge clients no more than a $500 retainer (if necessary) and $75 per hour.
MMP attorneys are available to assist with the following types of legal issues:
- Uncontested Divorce
- Child Support
- Tenant Issues
- Elder Law (conservatorship, power of attorney and wills)
- Minor Criminal Matters
- Matters Involving Veterans
“Many Wyoming citizens do not meet the income eligibility requirements to receive legal aid,” said Devon O’Connell, President of the Wyoming State Bar. “Unfortunately, these people cannot afford to pay standard attorney fees either. The Wyoming State Bar is a proud partner in the access to justice efforts around the state, and this program will help fill this critical gap.”
Those interested in learning more about the Modest Means Program should contact the Wyoming State Bar at (307) 432-2107 or visit www.wyomingbar.org.