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  • Domestic Violence
    East River Legal Services is committed to helping ensure lasting safety for survivors of domestic violence and their families. The court system can be complex and intimidating. ERLS will assist you and stand with you so that you are not alone. Abuse can be...
  • Family Law
    Going through a family legal issue is emotionally stressful for the entire family even in the best of circumstances, let alone when it involves serious safety issues. Our Family Law attorneys may handle the following types of cases for family violence victims: Dissolution Child...
  • Housing Law
    Many tenants do not know their rights when dealing with landlords or housing court action. Many have to proceed without legal representation during eviction proceedings or administrative hearings. ERLS can provide assistance in housing matters whether it’s legal representation or just answering basic questions...
  • Elder Law
    Older Americans (age 60+ residents) ERLS through its Older American Grant provides free legal assistance to Eastern South Dakota residents who are 60 and older.  Staff attorneys provide legal advice and representation in appropriate court cases.  Typical Older American cases include, but are not...
  • Social Security/SSI Disability
    If you have been denied Social Security/Disability, ERLS can assist you through the complicated administrative appeals process. We can help some low-income disabled people with federal benefit claims when: after they have applied for Social Security or Social Security Disability after the Social Security...
  • Veterans and Military Families
    East River Legal Services prioritizes legal services to veterans and military families. We are proud of our Veterans and proud to assist them. Many veterans need assistance with multiple legal issues. It is very common for us to assist the same client individual with...

We do not handle:



Personal injury


Workers’ Compensation

Traffic violations