Prepared by The Wyoming Access to Justice Commission E. James Burke, Chairman Justice, Wyoming Supreme Court December 14, 2009.

We know who needs help getting legal services in Wyoming. They are the elderly or the disabled, struggling to deal with Social Security and Medicare, or in need of a guardianship or will. They are families living in sub-standard housing, who need help with a landlord. They are hard working families, who may have lost their jobs in the recession, thereby losing their health insurance, and who have suddenly been crushed under the weight of uninsured medical costs. They are young mothers, perhaps caught in abusive relationships, who need help with protection orders, divorce and custody proceedings. And they are children, who may simply need the protection of the law and a respite from strife. There are tens of thousands of people in Wyoming who cannot get the legal services they need.