Better Business Bureau Report for
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2013

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
Address: 4232 Forest Park Avenue
  St. Louis , MO 63108
Phone: 314-534-4200
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1956, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide free civil legal services to the underprivileged."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEMO) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Legal services

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, LSEMO's program expenses were:

Legal Services 7,606,971
Total Program Expenses: $7,606,971
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Chief Executive : Daniel K. Glazier , Executive Director and General Counsel

Chair of the Board: Reuben Shelton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Monsanto Company

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 73

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $8,780,864, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on LSEMO's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 4,712,517
Donated Services 1,736,310
Public Support 887,166
United Way Support 655,619
Foundation Grants 577,321
Special Events 182,176
Investment Income 111,722
Program Income 29,755
Other Income 16,822
Total Income $8,909,408


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $8,909,408
Program expenses $7,606,971
Fund raising expenses 359,885
Administrative expenses 673,321
Total expenses $8,640,177
Income in Excess of Expenses 269,231
Beginning net assets 10,106,548
Ending net assets 10,375,779
Total liabilities 526,883
Total assets $10,902,662

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