Mary Ann Budenske is a Wyoming licensed attorney. She has practiced law in Wyoming since 1993.
In 1996 she got involved in a legal aid project designed to help low income families take care of their routine legal needs by developing and providing do it yourself legal forms.
The forms that are available through this web site are the result of that early effort and the continuing efforts of Ms. Budenske and others to develope more user friendly forms.
These forms are specific to Wyoming Law. Citation to the proper statutes are made where needed.
The overall purpose of Poverty Resistance is to help low income persons become more economically independent. The legal aid aspect of the program is just one facet of the overall program that was founded in Casper, Wyoming in 1987.
Most Poverty Resistance members have been homeless. All have been very low income. Some of us are sstill very low income.
We focus on supporting the folks who fall through the cracks of our society including street people, people with mental illness and other disabilities and low income working families.
news from the wyoming center for legal aid
The Wyoming Center for Legal Aid is funded by a $20.00 added charge to every civil filing fee in every court in Wyoming. This charge adds up to about $1,300,000 every two years. The idea of the Center is to help fund legal assistance for the poor. So far they are spending a lot of time trying to figure out what to do to further this mission.
They have made the decision to NOT fund direct legal services. They claim to be funding a state wide legal hot line at 1-877-432-9955. This hot line is supposed to be up and running 9 a.m. 0 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
They advertise that you will be able to talk to an attorney when you phone.