Officials say the new Wyoming Center For Legal Aid should be up and running in a year or two.

The program was established a year ago after the Wyoming legislature passed the Indigent Civil Legal Services Act during the 2010 budget session.

The center's goal is to provide legal services for Wyoming residents who fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.

The center was officially established in April, and the Wyoming Center For Legal Aid Board of Commissioners recently hired a new law school graduate as its first employee.

Board President Pat Day tells the Associated Press that there is no set date yet on when the center will formally open.