Ensuring Equal Justice for all Kentuckians
Our Employment Law Attorney
helps low-income Kentucky
workers get fair treatment
through selected cases, policy
advocacy, community education and a monthly self-help wage claim clinic. Check out our task force.
Our Senior Attorney works to
protect the assets, earnings and homes of low-income Kentuckians from unfair financial practices. Check out our task force.
Our Health Law Fellow acts as a watchdog and advocate for low-income and working families. Our Outreach Coordinator is an application assister for Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans. Check out our task force.
What We Do
Kentucky Equal Justice Center was formed in 1976 to work with all the civil legal services programs in Kentucky on things best done cooperatively, from training to brief banks to advocacy in Frankfort. We serve as a watchdog and advocate for and with a wide range of low income Kentuckians — from children to elders in long term care — and keep in touch with a network of poverty law offices where people bring real life problems.
Today, we are a growing, flexible, and responsive public interest advocacy organization, sticking up for low income people and working with a multitude of community partners. Our track record is strong: from the lawsuit that successfully challenged nursing home cutoffs in 2003, to legislative successes on human trafficking and mortgage lending, to innovative litigation to collect wages due workers, to ever growing partnerships with public interest allies.