Table of Contents

TWIN CITIES METRO AREA. 3

STATEWIDE. 9

SPANISH-SPECIFIC RESOURCES. 13

AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCES. 14

COUNTY SPECIFIC RESOURCES. 14

AITKIN COUNTY. 14

ANOKA COUNTY. 15

BECKER COUNTY. 17

BELTRAMI COUNTY. 18

BENTON COUNTY. 19

BIG STONE COUNTY. 20

BLUE EARTH COUNTY. 21

BROWN COUNTY. 21

CARLTON COUNTY. 22

CARVER COUNTY. 23

CASS COUNTY. 23

CHIPPEWA COUNTY. 24

CHISAGO COUNTY. 25

CLAY COUNTY. 26

CLEARWATER COUNTY. 27

COOK COUNTY. 28

COTTONWOOD COUNTY. 29

CROW WING COUNTY. 29

DAKOTA COUNTY. 30

DODGE COUNTY. 32

DOUGLAS COUNTY. 32

FARIBAULT COUNTY. 33

FILLMORE COUNTY. 33

FREEBORN COUNTY. 34

GOODHUE COUNTY. 35

GRANT COUNTY. 35

HOUSTON COUNTY. 36

HUBBARD COUNTY. 37

ISANTI COUNTY. 38

ITASCA COUNTY. 39

JACKSON COUNTY. 40

KANABEC COUNTY. 41

KANDIYOHI COUNTY. 42

KITTSON COUNTY. 42

KOOCHICHING COUNTY. 43

LA QUI PARLE COUNTY. 44

LAKE COUNTY. 44

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY. 45

LeSUEUR COUNTY. 46

LINCOLN COUNTY. 46

LYON COUNTY. 47

MAHNOMEN COUNTY. 48

MARSHALL COUNTY. 49

MARTIN COUNTY. 50

McLEOD COUNTY. 50

MEEKER COUNTY. 51

MILLE LACS COUNTY. 52

MORRISON COUNTY. 53

MOWER COUNTY. 53

MURRAY COUNTY. 54

NICOLLET COUNTY. 54

NOBLES COUNTY. 55

NORMAN COUNTY. 56

OLMSTED COUNTY. 56

OTTER TAIL COUNTY. 58

PENNINGTON COUNTY. 59

PINE COUNTY. 59

PIPESTONE COUNTY. 60

POLK COUNTY. 61

POPE COUNTY. 62

RAMSEY COUNTY. 63

RED LAKE COUNTY. 65

REDWOOD COUNTY. 66

RENVILLE COUNTY. 67

RICE COUNTY. 67

ROCK COUNTY. 68

ROSEAU COUNTY. 69

ST. LOUIS COUNTY. 69

SCOTT COUNTY. 71

SHERBURNE COUNTY. 71

SIBLEY COUNTY. 73

STEARNS COUNTY. 73

STEELE COUNTY. 74

STEVENS COUNTY. 75

SWIFT COUNTY. 76

TODD COUNTY. 76

TRAVERSE COUNTY. 77

WABASHA COUNTY. 78

WADENA COUNTY. 78

WASECA COUNTY. 79

WASHINGTON COUNTY. 80

WATONWAN COUNTY. 82

WILKIN COUNTY. 83

WINONA COUNTY. 83

WRIGHT COUNTY. 84

YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY. 86

 

TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

(Includes resources not otherwise mentioned for Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.  Also includes Hennepin specific resources)

 

http://www.volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/

Volunteer Lawyer’s Network (VLN)

612-752-6677

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am to 1pm.

Online intake option available for bankruptcy, family, housing, or criminal expungement services: http://volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/intake

Area served – Primarily Hennepin County but many of their services are now Statewide.

 

If person is financially eligible and needs help with the type of case VLN handles, VLN staff will search for a volunteer attorney to represent the caller for their case. Some of the types of cases which VLN attorneys will assist with include: bankruptcy, family law, civil law, consumer law, and housing law.  Must meet income restrictions.  VLN does not handle criminal, government benefit, personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers' compensation cases.  VLN offers various workshops and clinics (in addition to the ones listed below) so check their website.

 

LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS

Conciliation Court Legal Advice Clinic: City Hall (350 S. Fifth St), Room 312 (Tuesdays 1 - 3pm; Thursdays 9 - 11 am and 1 - 3 pm).

Family Law Clinic: Family Justice Center - Family Court Self-Help Center (Mondays and Thursdays 10 am - noon & Tuesdays and Fridays 1 - 3 pm).  Can sign up at 8am.

Housing Court Project: Hennepin County Government Center - 3rd floor – Court tower (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:45 am to noon).

Legal Access Point Clinic: Hennepin County Government Center – 2nd floor - Self-Help Center (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9 am - 3 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am – 1pm).  9-11am, everyday - no income restrictions.  Also, 1-3pm on Mondays - no income restrictions. 

Park Ave Methodist Church legal advice clinic: 3400 Park Ave South in Minneapolis every Thursday from 3 - 5 pm. Volunteer attorneys can give advice on immigration, family law and employment law matters.  First-come, first-served.  Registration for the clinic begins at 2:30pm.  Interpreters are available in Polish, Russian and Spanish.

Family law phone advice clinic: Low-income people who live in Carver, Scott or Hennepin Counties can get a free 20-minute consult on family law matters.  For contact information, appointments, and more details, please view the brochure.

Legal Service Line (for answering a civil lawsuit): Attorneys give advice and draft answers for debt collection lawsuits by phone.  To receive this service, persons must meet certain income criteria, have access to email (to which instructions are sent) and to a fax or scanner (to send the attorney the Summons and Complaint). 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/about/contact

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis (LASM)

430 First Avenue North, Suite 300

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Intake Number for New Clients: 612-334-5970

Area served – Hennepin County

Provides free legal services to low income residents of Hennepin County in the areas of family law, housing, immigration, public benefits, consumer, tax, youth and elder law.

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Minneapolis office (serving Hennepin County, among others):

430 First Avenue North

Suite 359

Minneapolis, MN 55401

New Clients: (612) 334-5970

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.resourcesforfathers.org/

Resource Center for Fathers & Families

For information or to register for programs, call 763-783-4938

Six offices in the Minneapolis and Twin Cities area

Area served – Twin Cities metro area

 

Offers the following programs: parenting classes, informational family law clinics, anger management/domestic violence courses, anger management/domestic violence aftercare, support groups for fathers, step-parenting course, faith based marriage counseling, and a relationship course.  Most programs are very low cost – but will not deny entry to anyone who is unable to pay for services.

 

Offers a telephone crisis response program from 9 am to 4:30 pm, five days a week, to aid in getting help to fathers in crisis. The service will make referrals to both programs of the Resource Center for Fathers & Families as well as outside appropriate services.

 

http://www.njcinc.org/

Neighborhood Justice Center

St. Paul, MN – Serving Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey Counties

651-222-4703

 

The Neighborhood Justice Center is a community law office dedicated to providing comprehensive criminal defense services and expungements for low income persons, emphasizing outreach to communities of color.  The intent is to assist low-income defendants, largely persons of color, in receiving fair treatment in the legal system and equitable outcomes, while also helping to prevent future legal problems.

http://www.tcmc.org  

Twin Cities Men’s Center

3249 Hennepin Ave S #55, Minneapolis MN 55408

On the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm, the Men’s Center is proud to present the Family Law Clinic. Targeted to the needs of men or women going through or anticipating divorce or dealing with other family law issues, this Clinic will give you an opportunity to discuss your own questions on such topics as: divorce, separation, paternity, property division, custody, spousal maintenance, child support, financial settlements, co-habitation, etc.  No advance registration required.  See the calendar on their website for specific dates.

Attorneys will volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of those who attend. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for the public. Members of the Men’s Center receive a courtesy discount.

Hennepin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)

612-752-6666, OR can do online at:

https://www.hcba.org/Legal-services/LawyerReferral-referral1.htm

 

For a $30 administrative fee you can set up a 30-minute consultation with an attorney (HCBA member) located in the Twin Cities metro area.  During the consultation, you can discuss your legal matter with the attorney.  The attorney can address: the issues involved and the legal options available to you, and what they would charge to assist you further with that matter.  The $30 fee is waived for these cases: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Medical or Legal Malpractice, and Workers Compensation.

 

 

http://www.legalrightscenter.org/Attorney.htm

Legal Rights Center

Area served – Hennepin County

Requires an in-person client interview prior to agreeing to representation. Open (walk-in) intake hours from 10:00 to 12:00 every Tuesday morning at their location: 1611 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis.  If this time does not work, please call the office at 612-337-0030 and request an intake appointment.

 

Defends adults and juveniles in criminal cases heard in Hennepin County. No fee for services if you qualify.  Will not accept a case when it is clear that the client can afford a private attorney – the general standard is household income that is less than 187.5% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines but may ask about and consider additional factors that could make private attorney representation unaffordable to a particular client.  Preferred cases: Juvenile and first time adult offenders, cases which present issues affecting the quality of justice for people of color, cases in which the Legal Rights Center’s involvement is likely to positively impact the client’s future, and cases impacting constitutional rights.

 

http://www.mnadvocates.org/

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

Minneapolis, MN

(612) 341-3302

Area served: Primarily Hennepin County and the Twin Cities.

Legal Advice Clinic: Walk-in legal advice from 3-5 pm on the second Monday of each month at the Center for Families in North Minneapolis.  Attorneys provide brief consultations on immigration legal questions, evaluate cases for placement with the Asylum Project, and refer cases to other appropriate legal services.  No ongoing legal services are provided.  No appointment is necessary and clients from any MN county are welcome.  Eligibility for services at the walk-in legal clinics varies according to each site.

http://www.wmitchell.edu/Legal-Practice-Center/pro-se-clinic/?page=395&Home

William Mitchell College of Law legal advice clinic

 

Saturdays from 2-4pm at the William Mitchell Law Library

Walk-ins are okay but they encourage appointments.  Call 651-695-7609 to schedule.  Should also call to verify clinic will be held as they will not be able to have it every Saturday. 

 

Clinic for pro se parties involved in divorce (simpler cases – default or stipulation), child support motions and criminal expungement.  Law students prepare paperwork and attorneys give brief advice.  No on-going representation.  No income or jurisdiction restrictions (i.e. people from any county can attend). 

 

http://www.crimeandjustice.org/pdfFiles/Expungement%20Seminars%20at%20the%20Minneapolis%20Urban%20League.pdf

Council on Crime and Justice – Criminal Expungement Assistance

First Tuesday of each month from 2-5pm

 

http://crimeandjustice.org/pdffiles/SCS_Flyer_updated%2012-23-2013.pdf

Council on Crime and Justice – Criminal Records Workshop

Every third Saturday of the month from 11:30-2:30pm.

 

http://clp.phylliswheatley.org/programs.php

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

 

Free legal advice clinic: For low-income residents of North Minneapolis – Provides help with civil legal matters (does NOT include criminal expungement) every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Call 612-374-4342 for more information. 

 

http://www.njcinc.org/

Neighborhood Justice Center

St. Paul, MN

651-222-4703

 

The Neighborhood Justice Center is a community law office dedicated to providing comprehensive criminal defense services for low income persons, emphasizing outreach to communities of color.  The agency focuses its work in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding East Metro area. The intent is to assist low-income defendants, largely persons of color, in receiving fair treatment in the legal system and equitable outcomes, while also helping to prevent future legal problems.

http://www.bankruptcyprobono.org/MN/CBC.php

University of MN Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic

Students at the U of M Law School provide pro bono services to individuals in serious financial difficulty contemplating filing for bankruptcy and to individuals otherwise involved in a bankruptcy case. During a two-semester clinic course, law school students represent a spectrum of clients including potential debtors, debtors seeking a hardship discharge of student loans, debtor-defendants in adversary proceedings, and sometimes individual creditors. People needing assistance can contact the clinic office by telephone at 612-625-5515.

 

http://www.wadvocates.org/index.asp?Type=NONE&SEC={E5ECEA8A-779D-4C32-A4B9-883E83008514}

Women's Advocates
St. Paul, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (651) 227-8284
Area served: Twin Cities metro area

 

http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/

The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education
University of Minnesota – Office for Student Affairs

Minneapolis, MN
Business: (612) 626-2929
24 hour help line: (612) 626-9111
Area served: Twin Cities metro area

 

http://www.tubman.org/tubman/

Tubman (formerly Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis)

Crisis line: (651) 770-0777 (East Metro)

Crisis line: (612) 825-0000 (West Metro)

Various SHELTER locations

 

Family Law Pro Bono Representation – Volunteer attorneys provide free legal representation to a limited number of low-income women with family law cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, or Washington County.  You must meet financial eligibility guidelines and case priorities.  To apply for services, call 612-871-0118 and select option 2.

 

Family Law Self-Represented Legal Clinics - Volunteer attorneys will write court documents, provide legal advice and help you prepare for mediation, court conferences and evaluations, and court hearings. Volunteer attorneys do not make court appearances or provide ongoing representation.  Clinic topics include: divorce, Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC), Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), mediation, paternity, child support, child custody and parenting time, spousal maintenance, and changing and enforcing family court orders.  Initial appointment is scheduled in Minneapolis; any needed follow-up services may be provided at the volunteer attorney's office.  You must meet financial eligibility guidelines and case priorities. To request services, please call 612.871.0118 and select option 2. Cost is $20; $15 if you prepay. Free for those who meet low-income guidelines.

 

 

http://www.communitystabilization.org/

Community Stabilization Project

651-225-8778

Tenant advocacy program; helps tenants clear unlawful detainers.

 

City of Minneapolis Housing Services

Provides information to landlords and tenants in the city of Minneapolis about rental rights and housing issues.  The service is free. To speak with a housing advocate call 612-673-3003, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

 

http://www.disputeresolutioncenter.org/mediation.html

Dispute Resolution Center – St. Paul

651-292-7791

Serves the East Metro area of the Twin Cities, which includes anyone who lives or works in Ramsey, Dakota or Washington County.  Can help with these types of cases - Neighborhood (noise, pets, relationships, parking, property lines, nuisances, vandalism), Landlord-Tenant, Family, Small Claims, Business-Consumer (refunds, faulty merchandise, dissatisfaction with service), and Public Policy (zoning, land use and development, traffic, parking, road construction).  Fees are dependent upon the type of case and number of participants involved. Sliding fees are available for those who meet income guidelines. No one is denied service for inability to pay.

 

http://law.hamline.edu/mediation-center/mediation-center-dispute-resolution.html

Hamline University Mediation Center

651-523-2880

Services include in-house and public mediation training; workplace mediation and conflict resolution consulting; family and relationship mediation including family separations, divorce and post-divorce issues; and large group and public policy facilitation.

 

Hamline Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic for 3rd Party Custody cases

Refer to Sue McBrayer at 651-523-2898 for a screening.

Provide free legal representation to financially eligible clients by working with Certified Student Attorneys

Clients are generally selected at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.  Clinic accepts only a couple of clients per semester depending on how many students are enrolled in the program.  But can call anytime because even if they are fill, they do have phone numbers that they can refer people in need of services to in order to get help. 

 

University of MN Law School Legal Clinic

612-625-5515 (message explains what areas are currently available for cases and what areas are full)

Works with cases related to child advocacy, insurance, bankruptcy, consumer protection, housing, and immigration (asylum only). 

Best time to call for potential help is at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.  Typically, the waiting list is full, however, bankruptcy or tax issues always have availability for representation and occasionally in September spots open up for child advocacy or divorce. 

 

William Mitchell College of Law Legal Practice Center

651-290-6458

Handles issues related to unemployment compensation, landlord/tenant, child protection, tax law, immigration, small business and non-profit (business law), and LAMP (Legal Assistance to MN Prisoners).

Best time for potential help is at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.  Takes cases on a case by case basis each semester.

 

STATEWIDE

 

www.lsnmlaw-lion.org

virtual legal advice clinic from Legal Services of Northwest MN (LSNM)

Called “LION” (Legal Information Online Network).  6 Judicare attorneys available to give advice.  People will get an answer to their legal advice question within 7 days, although it will usually be much less. To be eligible, the customer must live in one of the 22 counties in the LSNM service area.  See LSNM Contact Us page for counties.  Users must click through the links to determine eligibility and submit questions. They can also call LSNM intake to get further information.

 

http://www.civilsocietyhelps.org/test/html/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=7

Civil Society – St. Paul

651-291-0713

Legal advice clinics - Services include legal advice on: issues of hate crimes, safety, crime victim reparations, VAWA self petitions, U-visas, T-visas, violence in the home, exploitation, problems with fraud, identity theft and crime related problems.  See website link above for times and locations of clinics.

 

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000754

Dept of Human Services (DHS) – Contact page

 

http://www.bwlap.org/

Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 343-9842 or (800) 313-2666

 

http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=1473

Safe at Home

 

Safe at Home helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and others who fear for their safety by establishing a confidential address that public and private entities must accept as their true address.  To be eligible an individual must be a resident of MN and at least 18 years old or the parent/legal guardian acting on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person.  Can apply online at the above website or call 651-201-1399.

 

 

http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/prose.html

US Bankruptcy Courts – helpful information on filing bankruptcy without an attorney; also has lots of good links on the left menu bar on bankruptcy basics, etc.

 

Law Library Service to Prisoners (LLSP) provided by the MN State Law Library – provides legal information to MN DOC inmates.  LLSP helps prisoners use the legal research materials in the law library in their facility, retrieves materials for them from the MN State Law Library, and provides them with contact information for legal assistance organizations or other referrals.

 

To contact LLSP, an inmate can request a reference interview for when the law librarian visits their location, send a kite to LLSP via facility librarian or education department, write to the program, or call 651-297-4969.  LLSP accepts pre-paid phone calls from inmates, however, LLSP staff are not always available to answer phone calls.

 

http://www.crisis.org/

Crisis Connection

Twin Cities Crisis Line: 612-379-6363

Toll Free (out state MN): 1-866-379-6363

Men's Line Twin Cities: 612-379-6367

Men’s Line Toll Free (out state MN): 1-866-379-6367

 

http://www.homelinemn.org

HOME Line

Minneapolis, MN

(612) 728-5767 or toll-free from greater MN at: (866) 866-3546

Or send email from: http://homelinemn.org/email.html

 

HOME Line provides free legal, organizing, education and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. They work to improve public and private policies relating to rental housing by involving affected tenants in the process.  Tenant/landlord law advice and problem-solving includes: Explanations of applicable laws, Procedures for legal options available to tenants, Providing form letters, fact sheets, excerpts from statutes, or other written information, and referrals to local housing inspectors, sources of emergency assistance, etc. The hotline is free and available to all tenants, regardless of income. We serve the entire state of MN except the City of Minneapolis.  In Minneapolis call Minneapolis Housing Services at 612-673-3003.

 

http://www.mcbw.org/

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

St. Paul, MN

(612) 646-6177 or (800) 289-6177

http://www.mnbar.org/

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minneapolis, MN

Lawyer referral system (free): http://www.mnfindalawyer.com/  

Includes referrals to lawyers who offer limited scope services.

If you click on a lawyer’s bio, it will say if they offer a free consultation.

 

http://www.lssmn.org/raising-relative-children/

Warmline (formerly provided through the MN Kinship Caregivers Association now run by Lutheran Social Service of MN): 651-917-4640 or Toll Free 877-917-4640 or warmline@lssmn.org   

Offer resources, education, support and services to kinship families and professionals who serve them in MN.

 

http://www.mnfathers.org/

MN Father’s and Families Network

St. Paul, MN

651-222-7432

 

Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly M.A.O. Legal Services)

Part of Volunteers of America – MN

http://www.voamn.org/Services/SeniorServices/EstateElderLawServices/tabid/3462/Default.aspx

 

Estate & Elder Law Services assists clients with: Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Special Needs Trusts, Medical Assistance Planning, and Real Estate Matters.

 

As a non-profit agency, fees for our legal services are very reasonable and are typically billed at our hourly rate. Basic wills and trusts are available at flat-fee rates. All individuals are eligible to receive our services at private-pay rates. Individuals with disabilities or those age 60 or older may qualify to receive our services at subsidized rates based on monthly income and asset level. 

 

For more information about Estate & Elder Law Services, or to schedule an appointment, call our intake line at 612-676-6300.

 

http://www.outfront.org/

OutFront Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 822-0127 or 800-800-0350

 

http://www.tcaging.org/findinghelp/sll.html

Senior LinkAge Line

1-800-333-2433

Connects you with your nearest shelter or a safe place to stay or talk to a support group of peers who have experienced abuse.  Senior LinkAge Line is a free telephone information-and-assistance service which makes it easy for seniors and their families to find community services.  With a single call, you can find services near you or get help evaluating your situation to determine what service might be helpful.  Call or email (senior.linkage@state.mn.us) and you can talk to a person who can help you assess your situation and introduce you to the resources available in your own community. 

http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/cepd.htm

Statewide Common Entry Point for Reporting Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment (including seniors)
Lists resources, including phone numbers, for every county in the state.

 

http://211.org/

United Way 211

DIAL 2-1-1

Spanish: 1-800-543-7709

Hmong: 1-800-543-7709


United Way 2-1-1 is a statewide information and referral system that has regional offices located around the state. United Way 2-1-1 works closely with many state and local agencies to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about human services available to the people of the State of Minnesota.

 

www.mnchiefs.org

The MN Chiefs of Police Association

Has a listing (pdf) of all law enforcement agencies in the state at: http://www.mnchiefs.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=17270.

 

Minnesota Domestic Violence Hotline        

1-866-223-1111 or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Here’s how it works:  Wherever you are in Minnesota, call the Minnesota Day One Domestic Violence Crisis Line at 1-866-223-1111. You will be automatically connected with the closest safe place in your area. While on the telephone, you will only have to tell your story one time, to one person.  You will get precise directions, or if you need a ride – wherever you are – one will be arranged for you.  Arrive at a safe place with your children and be safe from harm.  You’ll get warm beds, comfort, care and someone to talk to.

National Domestic Violence Hotline           

1-800-787-3224

 

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/registry/top.htm

Father’s Adoption Registry

St. Paul, MN

Voice: (651) 201-5994 or toll free at 1-888-345-1726

The Fathers' Adoption Registry was created by the Minnesota legislature (MN Statutes, section 259.52) to allow possible biological, but not as yet legal, fathers to receive notice of pending adoption proceedings for their children. By registering within thirty days of his child's birth, a 'putative' father ensures that he will be able to participate in the decisions that impact his child. The Registry provides a way for men to be notified if a petition to adopt your child is filed within the state of Minnesota. Registration identifies you as an interested father.

 

http://www.humanrights.state.mn.us/index.html

MN Dept of Human Rights

Phone: 651-296-5663 or Toll free: 1-800-657-3704
Mail: 190 East 5th Street, Suite 700, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Email: Info.MDHR@state.mn.us

Area served – Statewide

 

The department is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the state Human Rights Act.

 

http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8D6F1046-501D-4DF8-8926-65D0AFB845D7}

Arc of MN – Listing of all MN Arc chapters/offices

 

http://www.dli.mn.gov/LaborLaw.asp

MN Dept of Labor and Industry

Information about MN labor standards, among other things.

Click here for addresses and phone numbers.

 

http://www.dli.mn.gov/CCLD/RBCRecovery.asp

Contractor’s Recovery Fund (“The Fund”)

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/mdlc/about  

MN Disability Law Center

A statewide project, MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on legal issues that are related to their disabilities.

Requests for MDLC's help are usually made by telephone. 

612-332-1441 (Twin Cities metro area), or 1-800-292-4150 (Greater Minnesota)

612-332-4668 (TDD)

 

http://www.pacer.org/

Pacer Center (for children with disabilities) – Bloomington, MN
1.800.537.2237 or 952.838.9000
TTY: 952.838.0190

(8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday - Friday)

 

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=MN&dnum=ALL

US Dept of Veteran Affairs – link to MN locations

 

http://fairhousingmn.org/

Fair Housing MN – Resource Guide

 

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Online database of Q&As of consumers’ common financial questions.  The answers are plain language. 

CFPB is in charge of taking consumers’ complaints regarding financial service providers.  Currently they cover the following areas – mortgage, credit card companies, banks, vehicle/consumer loans, student loans, credit reporting.  The complaints can be taken on-line, via phone, or via paper.  They respond in the format in which they were received.  Accounts are established so consumers can check on the status of their complaints.  Their system is synced with the Federal Trade Comission (FTC), so complains are counted in both databases. 

SPANISH-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

(not otherwise mentioned)

 

Casa de Esperanza
St. Paul, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (651) 772-1611
Area served: Statewide

Person on the line speaks both English and Spanish

 

http://www.volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/volunteer/sh

Linea Legal Latina - Legal hotline for low-income Spanish-speaking individuals.

651-379-4223 (Tuesdays 11:00am-2:00pm and Wednesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm).

In-person legal advice clinic on Thursdays in St. Paul from 11:00am-1:00pm and in Minneapolis from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

 

http://www.minnhba.org/index.php?idmod=inicio&act=ini

MN Hispanic Bar Association

Lawyer referral information

 

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/MN/index.cfm/language/39/state/MN

LawHelpMN in Espanol

Spanish language version of the plain-language legal library for low-income Minnesotans which has nearly 200 resources available in Spanish, including fact sheets, booklets, videos, and links to external Web sites. Additional materials are expected to be added.

 

http://www.usa.gov/gobiernousa/index.shtml

USA.Gov – Spanish version

Has lots of helpful government information arranged by topic

 

http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/languages/spanish.html

St. Paul Public Library – Spanish language version

Has links to many legal resources

AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCES

(not otherwise mentioned)

 

http://www.icwlc.org/

The Indian Child Welfare Law Center
Minneapolis, MN

612-879-9165 or toll free at 1-866-879-0123

Area served: Statewide

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http://www.women-of-nations.org/

Women of Nations
St. Paul, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (651) 222-5836 or (877) 209-1266
Area served: Twin Cities metro area

 

http://www.maiba.org/contact.html

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

Not a legal services provider or lawyer referral agency but they do have helpful resources for American Indians on their website. 

 

COUNTY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

 

AITKIN COUNTY

 

Legal Advice Clinic - General advice and help completing court forms from a volunteer attorney on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Noon in the Aitkin County Courthouse. This is a first-come, first-served program. No appointments are scheduled. NOTE: Residents from ANY Minnesota county may use this legal advice clinic.

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN

314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Provides representation in all areas of civil law but does not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service (see below).

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Brainerd office (serving Aitkin County, among others)

14091 Baxter Dr. Suite 116

Baxter, Minnesota  56425
Potential Clients please use toll free number: 1-(800)-933-1112

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  Can help you resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse

Aitkin, MN
Business: (218) 927-2327
Crisis line: (800) 950-1242

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District II Advocate
McGregor, MN
Business: (218) 768-4412
Crisis line: (866) 867-4006
Area served: Aitkin County, Mille Lacs Reservation

ANOKA COUNTY

 

LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: CMLS provides a staff attorney one day per month to assist pro se litigants in Anoka County.  Appointments are scheduled through the Anoka County Law Library at 763-422-7487.  There are no income guidelines.  The clinic focuses on providing assistance in family law cases, housing cases, debtor/creditor problems and conciliation court cases.

 

http://www.lawhelp.org/Program/2291/

Judicare of Anoka County

763-689-2849

Intake call hours: 9am-Noon, M-F

 

Judicare of Anoka County, Inc. is a service that provides no-cost representation to and advice to residents of Anoka County in civil legal matters, primarily in the areas of Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medical Assistance, consumer problems, insurance problems, landlord/tenant disputes and family law matters.

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Minneapolis office (serving Anoka County, among others):

430 First Avenue North

Suite 359

Minneapolis, MN 55401

New Clients: (612) 334-5970

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.anokabar.org/lawyers-toc.html

Anoka County Bar Association

No lawyer referral but does have a list on their website of member attorneys (alphabetical list or by practice area) and their contact information.

 

http://www.alexandrahouse.org/index.html

Alexandra House - SHELTER

Blaine, MN
Crisis line: (763) 780-2330

 

Has an Order for Protection (OFP) Project which provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Anoka County seeking Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders.  Those involved with the OFP Project are able to work with an attorney, who helps guide them through the process.  The OFP Project Attorney also conducts “Family Law Information Sessions” on the second Tuesday of each month. These sessions are designed to educate victims of domestic violence on protection orders, child support, divorce, custody, paternity and visitation.

 

http://www.mediationservice.org/

Mediation Services for Anoka County

Coon Rapids, MN

763-422-8878

 

Offers mediation services in the following areas: Community Program (neighbors, landlord/tenant, businesses and consumers, agencies and citizens, employers and employees, family communication, house rules, curfews, bullying, school suspensions), Shared Parenting and Expediting Program (co-parenting issues, schedules, transportation, holidays, grandparent issues), and the Victim Offender Program.  Cases they do not handle: situations involving violence or abuse and child custody or support matters.  There are no fees for the Community and Victim Offender Programs.  There is a small fee for the Shared Parenting and Expediting Program.  Sliding fee scale available.

 

BECKER COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Becker County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or Toll Free: 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

1-877-800-7295

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.
  7. Social Security/Disability: Including appeals of social security denials, and other disability-related issues.
  8. Public Benefits: Including public assistance, health care, and other benefits issues.

Self-Help materials in the Becker County Law Library

Books are available to non-lawyers who would like to familiarize themselves with various areas of the law, either for purely educational purposes, or in order to prepare to represent themselves in court proceedings.  None of these books can be removed by anyone from the Law Library.  But they can be read in the Law Library and limited copies can be made.  There are also pamphlets covering various legal topics which patrons may take with them and keep.  The Becker County Law Library is located in the basement of the Becker County Courthouse in Detroit Lakes.   The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Lakes Crisis and Resource Center
Detroit Lakes, MN
Crisis line: (218) 847-7446 (answered 24 hours a day)

Community Resource Alliance
Detroit Lakes, MN
(218) 844-5762

Down On Violence Everyday (DOVE)
White Earth Tribal Victim Services
Naytahwaush, MN
Crisis Line: (800) 543-0629

BELTRAMI COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Bemidji office (serving Beltrami County, among others):

215 4th Street NW
PO Box 1883
Bemidji, MN 56619-1883

(218) 751-9201 or Toll Free: 1-800-450-9201

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling.

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

Cass Lake, MN - 1-800-422-1335

Red Lake, MN - 1-866-679-2281

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.
  7. Social Security/Disability: Including appeals of social security denials, and other disability-related issues.
  8. Public Benefits: Including public assistance, health care, and other benefits issues.

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

Equay Wiigamig (Women's Shelter)
Red Lake, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 943-8997

Leech Lake Family Violence Prevention Program
Cass Lake, MN
Crisis line: (877) 766-0977

BENTON COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Benton County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients call: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services
St. Cloud, MN 56302

320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment Compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

BIG STONE COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.someplacesafe.info/index.shtml.

Someplace Safe
Ortonville, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359
SHELTER located in Fergus Falls
Shelter line: (218) 739-3486

 

BLUE EARTH COUNTY

 

SELF-HELP SERVICE: SMRLS offers assisted pro se divorce clinics two times per month in Mankato where law students help people with filling out forms and volunteer lawyers meet with clients to review them.  They also help with service and filing issues.  They do not charge a fee for this service but users must meet income restrictions.  Call SMRLS (see # below) for more information about this service.  

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Blue Earth County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New Clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.inspire-hope.org/ 

Committee Against Domestic Abuse
Mankato
, MN - SHELTER
Blue Earth County Victim Services: (507) 625-8688
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466
 

 

BROWN COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Brown County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New Clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters.  We cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Brown County Crime Victim Services, Inc.
New Ulm, MN
Crisis line: (800) 630-1425

http://www.mncourts.gov/district/5/?page=1812   
Has a listing of the Parent’s Forever Classes for Brown County on the 5th District’s website.  
 

CARLTON COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but they do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Duluth office (serving Carlton County, among others):

302 Ordean Bldg
424 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota  55802

218-726-4800 or Toll Free: 1-800-622-7266

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

Indian Legal Assistance Program

Duluth, MN

Family, Juvenile, Criminal Law

1-888-249-3205

Rural Women's Advocates (Carlton County Sexual and Domestic Abuse Program)
Carlton, MN
Crisis line: (800) 910-1810

Fond du Lac Reservation
Cloquet, MN
Crisis line: (218) 348-1817

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District III Advocate
Sandstone, MN
Crisis line: (877) 229-2678

CARVER COUNTY

Phone advice clinic (through VLN): Low-income people who live in Carver, Scott or Hennepin Counties can get a free 20-minute consult on family law matters.  For contact information, appointments, and more details, please view the brochure.

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Shakopee and St. Paul offices serving clients in Carver County (among others)
New clients call: 651-222-4731

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases.

http://www.southernvalleyalliance.org/main.html

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women
Belle Plaine, MN – has safe homes where women can stay
Business and Crisis Line: (952) 873-4214

 

CASS COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Brainerd office (serving Cass County, among others)

14091 Baxter Dr., Suite 116

Baxter, Minnesota  56425

Potential Clients please use our toll free number: 1-800-933-1112

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

1-800-422-1335

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

Family Safety Network of Cass County
Walker, MN
Crisis line: (800) 324-8151

Leech Lake Family Violence Prevention Program
Cass Lake, MN
Crisis line: (877) 766-0977

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

CHIPPEWA COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services
Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse cases, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.willmarshelter.com/index.php 

Willmar Shelter House: Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle County Outreach
Willmar, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (866) 223-1111or (320) 269-6520 (24 hours a day)

 

CHISAGO COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Chisago County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.therefugenetwork.org/

The Refuge Network

Lindstrom, MN
Crisis line: (800) 338-7233 (SAFE)

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

 

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960

Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

CLAY COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Clay County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or Toll Free at 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling.

http://www.raccfm.com/

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
Fargo, ND
Crisis line: (800) 344-7273

 

CLEARWATER COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Bemidji office (serving Clearwater County, among others):

215 4th Street NW
PO Box 1883
Bemidji, MN 56619-1883

(218) 751-9201 or Toll Free: 1-800-450-9201

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

Cass Lake, MN - 1-800-422-1335

Red Lake, MN - 1-866-679-2281

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

Community Resource Alliance
Detroit Lakes, MN
(218) 844-5762

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

Down On Violence Everyday (DOVE)
White Earth Tribal Victim Services
Naytahwaush, MN
Crisis Line: (800) 543-0629

http://www.headwatersinterventioncenter.org/  

Headwaters Intervention Center
Park Rapids, MN Office
Crisis line: (800) 939-2199
Bagley, MN office
Crisis line: (888) 551-6572

 

COOK COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN

314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Duluth office (serving Cook County, among others):

302 Ordean Bldg
424 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota  55802

218-726-4800 or Toll Free: 1-800-622-7266

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help you resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

http://www.boreal.org/violencepreventioncenter/MainLFrame.html

Violence Prevention Center
Grand Marais, MN
Hotline: (218) 387-1237
After hours crisis line: (218) 387-3070

Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council
Grand Portage, MN
Crisis line: (218) 387-3030

North Shore Horizons
Two Harbors, MN
Crisis and office: (218) 834-5924 or Toll Free: 1-800-834-5923

Bois Forte Victim Services

Nett Lake, MN
Crisis Line: (866) 362-2982

 

COTTONWOOD COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (Serving Cottonwood County, among others)

421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New Clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mnswcc.com/

Southwest Crisis Center- Cottonwood County
Windom, MN
Crisis line: (800) 376-4311

 

CROW WING COUNTY

 

Legal Advice Clinic -- the Volunteer Attorney Program offers general advice and help completing court forms on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in the Crow Wing County Courthouse. This is a first-come, first-served clinic. No appointments are scheduled. NOTE: Residents from ANY Minnesota county may use this legal advice clinic.

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Brainerd office (serving Aitkin, Cass and Crow Wing Counties)

14091 Baxter Dr. Suite 116

Baxter, Minnesota  56425

Potential Clients please use toll free number:  1-800-933-1112

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

http://womenscenteronline.org/  

Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota
Brainerd, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (218) 828-1216 or (888) 777-1248

Offers a supervised child parenting time center (can also be used for exchanges).

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District I Advocate
Onamia, MN
Crisis line: (877) 290-2677

DAKOTA COUNTY

 

Legal Advice Clinics: http://www.dakotalegal.org/get-help/free-legal-clinics

Legal Assistance of Dakota County offers free legal advice clinics on family law and consumer law topics such as bankruptcy, debt collection, garnishment, mortgages, foreclosures, and Conciliation Court. Volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute consults at the clinics, which are offered at various times and locations. To use the clinics, you must live in Dakota County and schedule an appointment by calling 952-431-3200.

 

Legal Assistance of Dakota County also offers residents of Dakota County free family law consults in Spanish the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00p - 3:00p. Call 952-431-3200 for an appointment.

 

Criminal Legal Advice: Volunteer attorneys are available at criminal arraignment calendars to give brief legal advice for free to defendants appearing without a lawyer.  They will also provide limited or full on-going representation at a reduced fee based on the client’s income. 

 

www.dakotalegal.org

Legal Assistance of Dakota County

14800 Galaxie Avenue, Suite #103

Apple Valley, MN 55124

952-431-3200

 

Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. handles mostly family law cases of low income residents of Dakota County. In most cases, your household income must be below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. 

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Shakopee and St. Paul offices serving Dakota County (among others)
New clients call: 651-222-4731

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.njcinc.org/

Neighborhood Justice Center

St. Paul, MN – Serving Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey Counties

651-222-4703

 

The Neighborhood Justice Center is a community law office dedicated to providing comprehensive criminal defense services and expungements for low income persons, emphasizing outreach to communities of color.  The intent is to assist low-income defendants, largely persons of color, in receiving fair treatment in the legal system and equitable outcomes, while also helping to prevent future legal problems.

http://www.360communities.org/services/lewis_house.aspx

Lewis House (through 360 Communities)

For confidential 24/7 help, call Lewis House in Eagan at 651-452-7288 or Lewis House in Hastings at 651-437-1291.

 

DODGE COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Fridays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Dodge County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or Toll Free: 1-800-438-6439

Listening Ear Crisis Center

Alexandria, MN
Hotline: (800) 854-9001

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Douglas County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/

Someplace Safe: Douglas County
Alexandria, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359 

Fergus Falls: SHELTER

FARIBAULT COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Albert Lea office (serving Faribault County, among others)
132 North Broadway  
Albert Lea, MN 56007
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.inspire-hope.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse
Blue
Earth, MN
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466

Mankato, MN - SHELTER

FILLMORE COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Thursdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Fillmore County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

www.fillmorefamilyresources.org

Fillmore Family Resources
Preston, MN
Crisis line: (800) 500-2316

 

 

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or Toll Free: 1-800-438-6439

 

FREEBORN COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Tuesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Albert Lea office (serving Freeborn County, among others)
132 North Broadway  
Albert Lea, MN 56007
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or Toll Free: 1-800-438-6439

 

http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/hs/cvcc/default.aspx

Freeborn County Crime Victim's Crisis Center
Albert Lea, MN
Daytime phone: (507) 377-5460

After business hours and crisis line: (507) 373-2223

 

GOODHUE COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Goodhue County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Red Wing Area Coalition for Transitional Housing
Red Wing, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (651) 388-9360 or Toll Free: 1-800-369-5214

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or Toll Free: 1-800-438-6439

 

GRANT COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Grant County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or Toll Free: 1-800-450-2552

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/ 

Someplace Safe
Elbow Lake, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359 
Fergus Falls – SHELTER

HOUSTON COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Tuesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Houston County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.hcwrmn.homestead.com/

Houston County Women's Resources
Hokah, MN
Crisis Line: 1-866-367-4297 (1-866-FOR-HCWR)

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or Toll Free: 1-800-438-6439

 

HUBBARD COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Bemidji office (service Hubbard County, among others):

215 4th Street NW
PO Box 1883
Bemidji, MN 56619-1883

(218) 751-9201 or 1-800-450-9201

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

1-800-422-1335

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

 

http://www.headwatersinterventioncenter.org/

Headwaters Intervention Center
Park Rapids, MN office:

Crisis line: (800) 939-2199

Bagley, MN Office:

Crisis line: (888) 551-6572

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

ISANTI COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/.

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Isanti County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

Central Minnesota Legal Services provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.therefugenetwork.org/

The Refuge Network
Cambridge, MN
Crisis line: (800) 338-7233

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District III Advocate
Sandstone, MN
Crisis line: (877) 229-2678

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960


Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

ITASCA COUNTY

 

Legal Advice Clinic - General advice and help completing court forms from a volunteer attorney on the 3rd Friday of each month at Noon in the Itasca County Courthouse. This is a first-come, first-served program. No appointments are scheduled. Residents from ANY Minnesota county may use this legal advice clinic.

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN

314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Grand Rapids office (serving Itasca County):

Central Square Mall

201 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
(218) 327-8857or 1-800-708-6695

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

1-800-422-1335

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

 

http://www.cooperativesolutions.org/reqserv.htm

Cooperative Solutions, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MN

(218) 327-4908

 

Provides conflict resolution and dispute resolution services through mediation in the following areas: step-family issues, civil disputes, divorce, post-decree issues, parenting plans, family group decision making conferences, grandparent visitation, parent-child conflicts, unmarried parenting, and workplace disputes.  Offers sliding scale cases based on the individual income of the parties. Cases such as divorce, post-decree, child support, unmarried parents and parent-child fall into this category.  Other cases are full fee (hourly rates).

 

http://www.stopdomesticabuse.org/

Advocates for Family Peace
Grand Rapids, MN
Business: (218) 326-0388 or 1-800-909-8336
After hours crisis line: 218-326-8565 or (800) 442-8565

Bois Forte Victim Services
Crisis Line: (866) 362-2982

Leech Lake Family Violence Prevention Program
Cass Lake, MN
Crisis line: (877) 766-0977

JACKSON COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (Serving Jackson County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mnswcc.com/

Southwest Crisis Center- Jackson
Jackson, MN
Crisis line: (800) 376-4311

 

KANABEC COUNTY

 

Legal Advice Clinic - General advice and help completing court forms from a volunteer attorney on the 2nd Monday of each month at Noon in the Kanabec County Courthouse. This is a first-come, first-served program. No appointments are scheduled. Residents from ANY Minnesota county may use this legal advice clinic.

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

http://lasnem.org/dnn/

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Pine City Office (serving Kanabec County, among others)

235 Main Street South
Pine City, MN 55063
Potential clients, please use our toll free number: 1-800-382-7166

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

http://www.windowviews.org/

WINDOW Victim Services
Hinckley, MN
(320) 384-7113 OR (800) 644-0003

 

http://www.therefugenetwork.org/index.html

The Refuge Network
Mora, MN
Crisis line: (800) 338-7233

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html.

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District I Advocate
Onamia, MN
Crisis line: (877) 290-2677

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960


Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will also consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

KANDIYOHI COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services
Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse cases, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  You must be within their income guidelines.

KITTSON COUNTY

(No county website)

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Kittson County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

KOOCHICHING COUNTY

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Grand Rapids office (serving Koochiching County):

Central Square Mall

201 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
(218) 327-8857or Toll Free: 1-800-708-6695

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

Friends Against Abuse
International Falls, MN
Crisis line: (866) 778-6059

Bois Forte Victim Services
Nett Lake, MN
Crisis Line: (866) 362-2982

LA QUI PARLE COUNTY

(No county website – City of Marshall website has some helpful information)

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: Citizenship & green card applications, General immigration assistance, Divorces, Custody/visitation cases, Domestic abuse cases, Evictions, Subsidized housing problems, Poor housing conditions, Housing discrimination, Denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or Unemployment Compensation, and Utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.willmarshelter.com/

Willmar Shelter House: Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle County Outreach
Montevideo, MN
Crisis line: (866) 223-1111

 

LAKE COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/ 

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Duluth office (serving Lake County, among others):

302 Ordean Bldg
424 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota  55802

218-726-4800 or 1-800-622-7266

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

North Shore Horizons
Two Harbors, MN
Crisis line: (800) 834-5923

Bois Forte Victim Services

Nett Lake, MN
Crisis Line: (866) 362-2982

 

LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Bemidji office (serving Lake of the Woods County, among others):

215 4th Street NW
PO Box 1883
Bemidji, MN 56619-1883

(218) 751-9201

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

 

Crisis Resource Center
Baudette, MN
Business and Crisis line: (218) 634-3233

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

LeSUEUR COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving LeSueur County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases.  

http://www.inspire-hope.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse
Gaylord, MN
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466

Mankato, MN - SHELTER

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

LINCOLN COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.letswrap.com/about/aboutprog.htm

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs- Lincoln/Lyon/Murray County

Marshall, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 639-2350 or (507) 332-3250

 

LYON COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.letswrap.com/about/aboutprog.htm

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs- Lincoln/Lyon/Murray County

Marshall, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 639-2350 or (507) 332-3250

 
http://www.mncourts.gov/district/5/?page=1812 
Has a listing of the Parent’s Forever Classes for Lyon County on the 5th District’s website.  

 

MAHNOMEN COUNTY

(No county website – City of Mahnomen has a website but not much on there)

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Bemidji office (service Mahnomen County, among others):

215 4th Street NW
PO Box 1883
Bemidji, MN 56619-1883

(218) 751-9201 or 1-800-450-9201

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS)

1-800-422-1335

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women
Bemidji, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 588-6229

Community Resource Alliance
Detroit Lakes, MN
(218) 844-5762

Down On Violence Everyday (DOVE)
White Earth Tribal Victim Services
Naytahwaush, MN
Crisis Line: (800) 543-0629

MARSHALL COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Marshall County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with the following matters: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

MARTIN COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Martin County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.co.martin.mn.us/Victim_Witness/Victim_Witness.htm 
Martin County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program
(through Martin County Victim Services)
Fairmont, MN
(507) 238-3228 or toll free at (800) 333-3983
For referrals, crisis intervention, immediate response, ongoing support, and advocacy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
http://www.mncourts.gov/district/5/?page=1812 
Has a listing of the Parent’s Forever Classes for Martin County on the 5th District’s website.  

 

McLEOD COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving McLeod County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mcleodalliance.org/

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence
Hutchinson, MN
(320) 234-7933 or 1-800-934-0851 (outside Hutchinson area)

 

MEEKER COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services  

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorces, custody/visitation, domestic abuse cases, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.willmarshelter.com/

Willmar Shelter House: Renville County Outreach (serving Renville and Meeker Counties)
Olivia, MN
Crisis line: (866) 223-1111

 

MILLE LACS COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Mille Lacs County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota. Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance – St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN

320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorces, custody/visitation cases, domestic abuse cases, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

Pearl Crisis Center
Milaca, MN
Crisis line: (320) 983-6914 or (800) 933-6914

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html.

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District I Advocate
Onamia, MN
Crisis line: (877) 290-2677

MORRISON COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/.

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Morrison County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota. Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

 

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

http://handsofhope.net/

Hands of Hope Resource Center
Little Falls, MN

24 hour help line: (320) 632-4878 OR (888) 454-4878

 

MOWER COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Wednesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Albert Lea office (serving Mower County, among others)
132 North Broadway  
Albert Lea, MN 56007
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

http://www.mayohealthsystem.org/mhs/live/page.cfm?pp=locations/serviceoutput.cfm&orgid=AMC&nav=Ser&id=500300000000189

Crime Victim’s Resource Center – through Austin Medical Center

Austin, MN

(507) 437-6680 or 1-800-349-6680 (24 hours)

Access to emergency SHELTER

 

MURRAY COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (Serving Murray County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.letswrap.com/about/aboutprog.htm

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs- Lincoln/Lyon/Murray County

Marshall, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 639-2350 or (507) 332-3250

 

NICOLLET COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Nicollet County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Brown County Crime Victim Services, Inc.
New Ulm, MN
Crisis line: (800) 630-1425

http://www.inspire-hope.org/.

Committee Against Domestic Abuse
Mankato
, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466

NOBLES COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (serving Nobles County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mnswcc.com/

Southwest Crisis Center – Nobles County
Worthington, MN
Crisis line: (800) 376-4311

 

NORMAN COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Norman County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585 (TDD)

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1.

 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

 

http://www.raccfm.com/

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
Fargo, ND
Crisis line: (800) 344-7273

 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

OLMSTED COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Wednesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

Free legal advice clinic at the Olmsted County Law Library (in partnership with Legal Assistance of Olmsted County): Brief consult (up to 30 minutes). Topic areas may include Family Law, Financial Cases (debtor/creditor, pre-bankruptcy), and Criminal Expungement. Clinic dates, times and topics are listed on the Olmsted County Law Library website. You must schedule an appointment to meet with the volunteer attorney by calling the Law Library at 507-328-7605.

 

Free Tenant's Rights Clinic through Legal Assistance of Olmsted County: Held each Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Must complete an eligibility questionnaire and if determined eligible, person can meet with an attorney to discuss rights as a tenant.  See http://www.laocmn.org/pages/eligibility.html for the eligibility guidelines and questionnaire.  See http://www.laocmn.org/pages/calendar.html for the monthly clinic schedule.

 

http://www.laocmn.org/

Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
1136 Seventh Street Northwest

Rochester, MN 55901

507-287-2036


Provide legal services to low income residents of Olmsted County in non-fee producing civil cases, including family law, tenant’s rights, and government benefits.  LAOC handles many types of civil cases, including:

Legal Assistance provides assistance for other types of civil cases as well. To find out whether your particular case can be handled by LAOC please call the office.

 

·         You must live in Olmsted County

·         You must meet certain financial guidelines

·         You must have a case type that LAOC handles and that case must be in Olmsted County

 

About the Landlord/Tenant Hotline: free service to answer questions regarding rental housing law.  Callers call the hotline and leave a detailed voicemail message at the number listed above.  The caller should include a name and telephone number.  A trained advocated will then return the call to discuss the situation and provide available information, including answers, resources and referrals.  They try to return all calls within 24 hours, M-F.

 

Also has a Volunteer Attorney Program - LAOC refers eligible clients to volunteer attorneys when a conflict of interest arises, when LAOC does not handle a specific type of case, or when LAOC attorneys have a full caseload and cannot accept any additional clients. There is a one-time $50 program fee. This fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable. LAOC cannot guarantee that an attorney will be found for every case.  You can find a listing of their current Volunteer Attorney Program offerings at http://www.laocmn.org/vap.php. 

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Rochester office (serving Olmsted County)
903 W Center St, Suite 130  
Rochester, MN 55902
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954
 
Winona office (serving Olmsted County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.olmstedoutreach.org/smms.html
Mediation & Conflict Solutions (MCS)
Rochester, MN
507-285-8400
 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

OTTER TAIL COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Otter Tail County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552 (TDD)

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help you with the following matters: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/

Someplace Safe
Fergus Falls, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359

Shelter line: (218) 739-3486

 

PENNINGTON COUNTY

(No county website)

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Pennington County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

PINE COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/. 

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN.
314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

http://lasnem.org/dnn/

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Pine City Office (serving Pine County, among others)

235 Main Street South
Pine City, MN 55063
Potential clients, please use our toll free number: 1-800-382-7166

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help resolve problems with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

http://www.windowviews.org/

WINDOW Victim Services
Hinckley, MN
(320) 384-7113 OR (800) 644-0003

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District III Advocate
Sandstone, MN
Crisis line: (877) 229-2678

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services
Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960

 

Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will also consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

 

PIPESTONE COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (Serving Pipestone County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mnswcc.com/

Southwest Crisis Center – Pipestone County
Pipestone, MN
Crisis line: (800) 376-4311

 

POLK COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Polk County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.cviconline.org/index.html

Community Violence Intervention Center
Grand Forks, ND
Crisis line: (701) 746-8900 or (866) 746-8900

 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Women's Project: District III Advocate
Sandstone, MN
Crisis line: (877) 229-2678

Polk County Attorney's Office Coordinated Victim Services
Crookston, MN
Crisis line: (877) 625-8092

http://conflictresolution.und.nodak.edu/about-crc.php
Conflict Resolution Center

314 Cambridge Street
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8009
Phone: (701) 777-3664

Provides conflict resolution in the following topic area: Employment/Workplace conflicts, Family conflicts - Divorce, child custody, parenting issues, U.S. Postal Service, Landlord-Tenant disputes, Community/Neighborhood conflicts, Estate and Will contests, Elder Care Issues.

 

POPE COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Pope County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/

Someplace Safe
Glenwood, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359 
Fergus Falls, MN - SHELTER

 

RAMSEY COUNTY

 
Ramsey County Family Court Self-Help Service Center: http://www.mncourts.gov/district/2/?page=790 
651-266-5125

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8am to 3:30pm but walk-in customers will be accepted between 8 am and 10am Monday through Thursday only.  Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are unable to arrive during walk-in hours, you will need to schedule an appointment in order to have your documents reviewed.

 

It is required to have all documents reviewed by Self-Help Center staff if you are representing yourself in a Family Court mattter.

 

Child Support Motion Clinic on the first and third Fridays of the month at 9am – see http://www.mncourts.gov/Documents/2/Public/Family/Child_Support_Clinic_Flier.pdf

 

Family Law Legal Advice Clinic: A free family law advice clinic is available every Monday and Thursday from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., by appointment only, for residents of Ramsey County or people who have a case in Ramsey County Family Court. Call (651)266-2816 to schedule an appointment.  Located at the Family Court Self-Help Center, Room 126 of the courthouse.

 

Housing & Conciliation Court Legal Advice Clinic: Free legal advice consults with volunteer attorneys are available on a first-come, first-served basis every Tuesdays from 1pm - 4pm. Sign-up starts at 12:30pm. Located in the Law Library on the 18th floor of the courthouse.

http://www.ramseybar.org/refer_public.html

Attorney Referral Service (ARS) – through the Ramsey County Bar Association

Intake line: 651-224-1775 or send an email to ars@ramseybar.org

 

ARS assists callers in finding an attorney who matches their legal needs.  ARS staff will schedule a 30-minute consultation with a private attorney at a location convenient for you.  They do not give callers a list names and telephone numbers of attorneys.  There is a $30 referral fee.  If you are unsure of the type of attorney you need, ARS will assist you in determining the area of law best suited for your legal matter.  All of the member attorneys are private attorneys who charge fees.  Callers are encouraged to discuss the attorney’s fees during the consultation.  If your legal needs can be better met through another means, ARS will give you a referral to a social service organization.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Office (serving Ramsey County, among others):

Intake number for new clients: (651) 222-4731

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseservices.org

Criminal Defense Services

Contact: Joanne Miller, Executive Director - (651) 757-1650 or Mark Biglow, President, (612) 339-9221

CDSI has approximately 20-25 private attorneys who volunteer as a community service.  CDSI attorneys fill a gap for those who do not qualify for the public defender, but have little funds for a private attorney.  CDSI’s volunteer attorneys are assigned to appear at arraignments in Room 131A of the Ramsey County Courthouse, the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center, and Ramsey County's Suburban Courthouse in Maplewood.  Attorneys assigned to appear for a specific calendar are directed to sign in upon their arrival.  They then review the list of people who do not qualify for the public defender and provide an initial consultation.  Those who do not qualify for the public defender MAY qualify for CDSI.  There are specific financial guidelines to determine who qualifies for these services.  Those who qualify to become CDSI clients pay a reduced rate for legal representation and sign a written retainer agreement with CDSI.  Part of the fee goes to the organization and the attorney also gets a portion. The fee is well below the private rate that an attorney would otherwise charge.  The person is not a client of CDSI until they have paid the quoted fee.

http://www.immigrantlawcentermn.org/

Immigrant Law Center of MN

450 North Syndicate St.

Suite 175

Saint Paul, MN 55104

651-641-1011

ILCM provides free brief legal advice and ongoing legal representation in immigration matters to persons who qualify for services based on their income, place of residence, type of immigration case, and available resources at ILCM. Potential clients need to attend the walk-in legal clinic to receive legal advice and/or representation. These are typically held the first Friday of each month. No appointment is necessary. Please call to verify time and location. Clients must meet ILCM's income guidelines by having an annual gross income of less than 187.5% of the federal poverty guidelines.

http://www.njcinc.org/

Neighborhood Justice Center

St. Paul, MN – Serving Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey Counties

651-222-4703

 

The Neighborhood Justice Center is a community law office dedicated to providing comprehensive criminal defense services and expungements for low income persons, emphasizing outreach to communities of color.  The intent is to assist low-income defendants, largely persons of color, in receiving fair treatment in the legal system and equitable outcomes, while also helping to prevent future legal problems.

St. Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
St. Paul, MN
Crisis line: (651) 645-8904 (English, Spanish and Hmong)

http://www.tubman.org/tubman/

Tubman (formerly Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis)

Crisis line: (651) 770-0777 (East Metro)

Crisis line: (612) 825-0000 (West Metro)

Various SHELTER locations

 

Family Law Pro Bono Representation – Volunteer attorneys provide free legal representation to a limited number of low-income women with family law cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, or Washington County.  You must meet financial eligibility guidelines and case priorities.  Family law matters for representation include divorce, paternity, child support, child custody and parenting time, spousal maintenance, and changing and enforcing family court orders.  To apply for services, call 612-871-0118 and select option 2.

 

Women's Advocates
St. Paul, MN
Hotline/Crisis: 651-227-8284

Provides SHELTER, support groups, advocacy, 24 hour help line

 

RED LAKE COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Red Lake County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or toll free at: 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

Anishinabe Legal Services

1-866-679-2281

For Red Lake Reservation

 

Specific types of cases handled by ALS include:

  1. Indian/Tribal Issues: Including discrimination against Indians, jurisdictional issues, treaty rights, trust land issues, and tribal court matters.
  2. Youth and Student Law: Including disputes involving special education, school discipline, discrimination, and rights of homeless students.
  3. Domestic Violence/Abuse: Family law matters involving domestic violence/abuse, including orders for protection, divorce, and custody.
  4. Elder Law: Including elder abuse, guardianship/conservatorship, health care directives, simple wills and estate planning.
  5. Landlord/Tenant Disputes: Including evictions, utility terminations, unsafe living conditions, and housing discrimination.
  6. Consumer Law Issues: Including collections, public utilities, and other consumer issues.

 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

REDWOOD COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington office (Serving Redwood County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

 

 

http://www.letswrap.com/about/RwdInfo.htm

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs- Redwood County
Redwood Falls, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (888) 637-3040

 

RENVILLE COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.willmarshelter.com/

Willmar Shelter House: Renville County Outreach
Olivia, MN
Crisis line: (866) 223-1111

 

RICE COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Fridays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Albert Lea office (serving Rice County, among others)
132 North Broadway  
Albert Lea, MN 56007
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Rice County Dispute Resolution Program

Northfield, MN

507-664-3522

 

Types of disputes they handle: Small Claims (accidents, money owed, property damage), Neighborhood (noise, pets, parking, property lines, vandalism), Landlord-Tenant (rent/deposit disputes, repairs, evictions, co-tenant conflict), Family (post-divorce visitation schedules, parent/child issues, truancy, communication problems), Business-Consumer (refunds, faulty merchandise, dissatisfaction with service), and Public Policy (zoning, land use, development, traffic, parking, road construction, government-citizen(s) disputes).  Costs: individual fees for mediation services are $25 per party, per session.  They offer a sliding fee scale to those who qualify based on household income.  No one is denied services for inability to pay.  For multi-party, complex issues the fees are $50 per party, per session.

 

http://hopecentermn.org/index.html

HOPE Center
Faribault, MN
24 hour safe line: (800) 607-2330

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

ROCK COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Worthington Office (Serving Rock County, among others)
421 Tenth Street  
Worthington, MN 56187
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.mnswcc.com/

Southwest Crisis Center- Rock County
Luverne, MN
Crisis line: (800) 376-4311

 

http://www.mncourts.gov/district/5/?page=1812 
Has a listing of the Parent’s Forever Classes for Rock County on the 5th District’s website.  

 

ROSEAU COUNTY

(No county website)

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Roseau County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O. Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.violenceintervention.org/default.aspx

Violence Intervention Project
Thief River Falls, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis line: (800) 660-6667

 

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY

 

http://www.volunteerattorney.org/

Volunteer Attorney Program serving Northeastern MN

314 West Superior Street

Suite 1000

Duluth, MN 55802

218-723-4005


VAP is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to income-eligible clients in Northeastern Minnesota. 
Clients accepted for service have income levels at 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  They provide representation in all areas of civil law but do not accept criminal cases.  The majority of the caseload is family law and bankruptcy.   Also offers mediation services through Northland Mediation Service.

 

www.lasnem.org

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN

Duluth office (serving southern St. Louis County):

302 Ordean Bldg
424 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Potential clients please use our toll free number: 1-800-622-7266

 

Virginia office (serving greater St. Louis County):

Olcott Plaza, Suite 150
820 N. 9th Street
Virginia, MN 55792

Potential Clients please use our toll free number: 1-800-886-3270

 

LASNEM provides free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.  They can help with: housing, government problems, family issues, consumer disputes, senior issues, as well as other legal matters.

 

Free Legal Advice Clinics - The Volunteer Attorney program offers free legal advice clinics in St. Louis County listed below. People can get brief legal advice for free and get help completing court forms.

 

Duluth location – 4th Floor Jury lounge – Every Wednesday at Noon.  Call 218-723-4005 to schedule an appointment.

 

Hibbing location – First Wednesday of each month at Noon.  No appointments scheduled.  First-come, first-served.

 

Virginia location – Second Thursday of each month at Noon.  No appointments scheduled.  First-come, first-served.

 

Indian Legal Assistance Program

Duluth, MN

Family, Juvenile, Criminal Law

1-888-249-3205

 

Housing Access Center

Duluth, MN

(218) 722-6525

Provides:

·         Information and advocacy to renters;

·         Mediation services to resolve landlord/tenant disputes;

·         Advice to tenants on fair housing;

·         Training to landlord and tenants; and

·         Assistance to tenants in finding housing.   

Range Women's Advocates
Virginia, MN
Crisis line: (800) 343-5054

http://www.safehavenshelter.org/index.html

Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women
Duluth, MN - SHELTER
24 hour crisis and business line: (218) 728-6481
Toll Free: (800) 880-3094

 

American Indian Community Housing Organization Dabinoo'igan Shelter
Duluth, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (218) 722-2247

 

SCOTT COUNTY

 

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: Free family law advice consults with volunteer attorneys available by appointment only on the second Monday of each month from 4pm - 6pm. Call the Law Library at 952-496-8713 to schedule an appointment. Visit the Scott County Law Library website (or call the number listed above) for more details on the clinic and other legal workshops that might be scheduled.

Phone advice clinic (through VLN): Low-income people who live in Carver, Scott or Hennepin Counties can get a free 20-minute consult on family law matters.  For contact information, appointments, and more details, please view the brochure.

Divorce clinic – 4th Saturday of the month from 9am – Noon.  Customers must register for the clinic ahead of time by calling the Scott County Law Library at 952-496-8713.  Volunteer attorneys at the clinic will provide brief advice and review pro se divorce forms.  MJF students will also be there to help customers fill out their divorce forms.

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Shakopee and St. Paul offices serving Scott County

Intake number for new clients: (651) 222-4731

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.southernvalleyalliance.org/main.html

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women
Belle Plaine, MN – has safe homes where women can stay
Business and Crisis Line: (952) 873-4214

 

SHERBURNE COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Sherburne County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota. Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or Unemployment Compensation, and Utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties. 

http://www.riversofhope.org/index.html

Rivers of Hope
Monticello, MN
Help line: (763) 295-3433 or (800) 439-2642

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

 

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960


Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will also consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

SIBLEY COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Sibley County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Sibley County Human Services

Emergency Shelter

112 Fifth Street

Gaylord, MN 55334

(507) 237-4034

 

http://www.inspire-hope.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse
Gaylord, MN
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466
Mankato, MN - SHELTER

Brown County Crime Victim Services, Inc.
New Ulm, MN
Crisis line: (800) 630-1425

 

 

STEARNS COUNTY

 

SELF HELP SERVICE: Has a facilitator who is a full-time staff attorney employed by CMLS and assigned to work full-time on site at the law library located in the Stearns County Courthouse.  The facilitator assists unrepresented civil litigants or possible litigants in completing court forms, assisting in understanding the civil court process, and explaining options and how to proceed.  This service does NOT include legal representation, legal research, strategy, recommendations or advice. 

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Stearns County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota. Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment Compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

 

http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/5485.htm

Stearns County Website

Has some information translated in both Spanish and Somali.

 

STEELE COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Thursdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Albert Lea office (serving Steele County, among others)
132 North Broadway  
Albert Lea, MN 56007
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Crisis Resource Center of Steele County
Owatonna, MN
(507) 451-1202 OR (800) 451-1202

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

STEVENS COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Stevens County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/

Someplace Safe
Morris, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359 
Fergus Falls, MN - SHELTER

SWIFT COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

 

http://www.willmarshelter.com/ourservices.php

Shelter House: Swift County Outreach
Benson, MN
(320) 842-3206 OR (866) 223-1111

 

 

TODD COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/.

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Todd County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota. Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services  

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse cases, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

http://handsofhope.net/

Hands of Hope Resource Center
Long Prairie, MN
24 hour crisis line: (800) 682-4547

 

TRAVERSE COUNTY

(No county website)

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Traverse County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552 (TDD)

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help you with the following matters: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/index.shtml

Someplace Safe: Traverse County
Wheaton, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359
Fergus Falls, MN - SHELTER

 

WABASHA COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Thursdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Wabasha County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New Clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

 

 

WADENA COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Alexandria office (serving Wadena County, among others):

1114 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0663 or 1-800-450-2552

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services 

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

The Senior Law Project provides legal advice or representation for people age 60 or older for these issues: Social Security, Medical Assistance and other public benefits programs, Medicare, Housing, Consumer, and Nursing home problems.  The Senior Law Project does not handle: Living trusts, Wills, Estate planning, Real estate transactions Eligibility: You must be age 60 years or older and live within the Senior Law Project's service area.

S.A.F.E. (Stop Abusive Family Environment)
Wadena, MN
218-631-1714

 

WASECA COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Thursdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Waseca County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.inspire-hope.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse- Waseca County Victim Services
Waseca, MN
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466
Mankato - SHELTER

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Tuesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.  Cottage Grove location CLOSED.

 

http://www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/courts_and_supporting_services/self-service_center/

Self-Help Service Center – Open to the public from 8-4 daily.  Staff are available to help with court forms and general instructions and assistance on Monday and Tuesday 8 - 4:30, and Wednesday 8 - Noon.

 

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: A legal advice clinic is available for pro se litigants with family court matters in Washington County.  Appointments are held on Tuesday and must be scheduled ahead of time by calling 651-430-6296.  There are no income or eligibility requirements.  The volunteer attorneys can provide answers to legal questions, procedural advice and review completed court forms.  A free 30-minute consultation is offered.

 

CIVIL LAW LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: A legal advice clinic is available for pro se litigants with civil court matters in Washington County.  Appointments are held on alternating Mondays between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and must be scheduled ahead of time by calling 651-430-6296. There are no income or eligibility requirements.  The volunteer attorneys can provide answers to legal questions, procedural advice and review completed court forms.  A free 30-minute consultation is offered.

 

CRIMINAL LAW/TRAFFIC LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: A free legal advice clinic is available for people who have questions on traffic tickets, driver’s license issues, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, and expungement.  A free 30 minute consultation is offered.  There are no income or eligibility requirements.  Available on a first come-first served basis every Wednesday from 10:00a - 12:00p in the Washington County Court Self-Service Center. Call 651-398-8811 for more details.

 

Legal Assistance of Washington County

275 S. Third St. Suite 103
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 351-7172

 

LAWC provides legal representation and legal advice in family, landlord-tenant and Consumer Law matters to low-income Washington County residents.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Office (serving Washington County, among others):

166 East 4th St., Suite 200

St. Paul, MN 55101

Intake number for new clients: (651) 222-4731

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases.

http://www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/law_library/

Washington County Law Library Legal Workshops

Located in the Washington County Law Library at the Courthouse in Stillwater.

14949 62nd Street North, Room 1005

651-430-6330

 

Various legal workshops offered between now and January 2012 at different library locations throughout Washington County.  For more information about the workshops or to register for a workshop, call 651-275-8510 or 651-430-6330.

 

 

 

http://www.njcinc.org/

Neighborhood Justice Center

St. Paul, MN – Serving Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey Counties

651-222-4703

 

The Neighborhood Justice Center is a community law office dedicated to providing comprehensive criminal defense services and expungements for low income persons, emphasizing outreach to communities of color.  The intent is to assist low-income defendants, largely persons of color, in receiving fair treatment in the legal system and equitable outcomes, while also helping to prevent future legal problems.

Dads’ & Families Center

Stillwater, MN

Offers a family law clinic on the second Thursday of each month from 7 – 9pm.  Call 651-430-1880, ext. 108 to confirm a space.  This monthly clinic provides attorneys with expertise in family law for 15 minute, one-on-one consultations that address legal issues such as child support, custody, parenting time, paternity establishment and divorce.  The fee is $10 per father/family.  However, all center services are available on a sliding fee scale.

 

http://www.tubman.org/tubman/

Tubman (formerly Tubman Family Alliance and Chrysalis)

Crisis line: (651) 770-0777 (East Metro)

Crisis line: (612) 825-0000 (West Metro)

Various SHELTER locations

 

Family Law Pro Bono Representation – Volunteer attorneys provide free legal representation to a limited number of low-income women with family law cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, or Washington County.  You must meet financial eligibility guidelines and case priorities.  To apply for services, call 612-871-0118 and select option 2.

 

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960


Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will also consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

WATONWAN COUNTY

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Mankato office (serving Watonwan County, among others)
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 3000   
P.O. Box 3304
Mankato, MN 56002-3304
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

Watonwan County Human Services Center – Emergency Shelter

715 2nd Avenue South
St. James, MN 56081-0031
(507) 375-7814

 

Watonwan County Sexual Assault Services (Mujeres Unidas)

St James MN - SHELTER

24-hour crisis phone service in English or Spanish (507) 375-5770 or (800) 753-3040

A resource center for women of Watonwan County.  Advocates provide: 24 Hour Crisis Intervention, Spanish/English Services, Temporary Shelter, Legal Advocacy, Information and Referral, Lending Library, and Community Education

 

http://www.inspire-hope.org/

Committee Against Domestic Abuse- Watonwan County Victim Services
St
. James, MN
Crisis line: (800) 477-0466

Has access to emergency shelter

 

WILKIN COUNTY

 

www.lsnmlaw.org

Legal Services of Northwest MN

Moorhead office (serving Wilkin County, among others):
1015 7th Avenue North
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585

Intake call hours: 9-3, M-F

Intake walk-in hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Application for their services is available on their website at http://www.lsnmlaw.org/LocalResources.cfm?pagename=NewPageName1. 

LSNM provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons.  They may be able to help with: problems with welfare benefits, evictions, landlord/tenant problems, and unsafe housing, family law, consumer problems, health law, special education, and other serious civil legal issues.  Services are generally limited to people whose household incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  An individual's available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling. 

http://www.someplacesafe.info/

Someplace Safe: Wilkin County
Breckenridge, MN
Crisis line: (800) 974-3359
Fergus Falls, MN - SHELTER

24 hour emergency shelter line: (866) 223-1111

 

WINONA COUNTY

 

All counters/phones closed on Wednesdays until 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

 

www.smrls.org

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Winona office (serving Winona County, among others)
66 East Third St., Suite 204 
Winona, MN 55987-3478
New clients call: 1-888-575-2954

SMRLS provides free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific projects focusing on education law, fair housing and discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.  SMRLS handles cases in many areas of civil law including government programs, landlord/tenant/housing, family law, and consumer problems.  They also handle a limited number of other types of cases such as education law, migrant issues and homeless matters but cannot handle any criminal cases. 

http://www.wrcofwinona.org/

Women's Resource Center of Winona
Winona, MN
Business: (507) 452-4440 or (877) 972-7353 (Non-emergency)
After hours crisis line: (507) 452-4453

 

http://www.womens-shelter.org/

Women’s Shelter, Inc.
Rochester, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (507) 285-1010 or 800-438-6439

 

WRIGHT COUNTY

 

LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: The Wright County Law Library hosts a free legal advice clinic with a volunteer attorney every Thursday (except legal holidays) from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.  Wright County residents or those with a Wright County case are welcome.  First come - first served.  Call (763) 682-7592 for more details.

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

St. Cloud office (serving Wright County, among others):

830 West St. Germain, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1598
St. Cloud, MN 56302
New clients: 1-800-622-7773

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  Clients receive legal services at no cost, unless there are court fees that cannot be waived. CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/st-cloud-area-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - St. Cloud Area Legal Services

St. Cloud, MN
320-253-0121

St. Cloud Area Legal Services provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, education discrimination, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.  Have multiple appointment sites throughout the applicable counties.

http://www.joycenteronline.com/htmlsite/aboutus.asp

J.O.Y. Center

Monticello, MN

763-295-0992

 

The JOY Center Parenting Time is a program for Wright County and surrounding communities.  It provides a safe and nurturing place for children to visit their non-residential parent, without the fear of witnessing or experiencing violence.  Three main services: 1) supervised parenting time; 2) supervised exchange; and 3) parent education.  All services are by appointment only.  Participants must call ahead before receiving services.

 

http://www.riversofhope.org/index.html

Rivers of Hope
Monticello, MN
Help line: (763) 295-3433 or (800) 439-2642

 

http://www.annamaries.org/index.html

Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line: (800) 950-2203

 

Northern Lights Shelter
Buffalo, MN - SHELTER
Hotline/Crisis: 1-800-450-5413

 

www.ruralmediationservices.homestead.com

Rural Mediation Services

Cambridge, MN

1-800-289-2960


Provides mediation services in the 10th Judicial District outside of Anoka County.  Can meet with clients in a center in Anoka County as well.  Will also consider arranging mediations in locations throughout Minnesota, and elsewhere, if requested.  Also provides the educational series Parents Forever.  Both are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Offer mediation services in the following areas: separation agreements, dissolution, post-dissolution issues, co-parenting, parenting time, custody, child support, parent/youth conflicts or concerns, family care, family property, neighborhood issues, and community issues.

 

YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY

 

http://www.centralmnlegal.org/

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar office (serving Big Stone County, among others):

415 SW Seventh Street, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201
New clients call: 320-403-1051 or 1-800-622-4011

 

CMLS provides civil legal services to low-income persons in 21 counties in Central Minnesota.  CMLS helps eligible clients in issues involving family law, housing, government benefits, and consumer law.

 

http://www.mylegalaid.org/poverty-law/western-mn-legal-services

Mid MN Legal Assistance - Western Minnesota Legal Services

Willmar, MN
320-235-9600

WMLS provides legal advice or representation to low-income persons in its service area for these issues: citizenship & green card applications, general immigration assistance, divorce, custody/visitation, domestic abuse, evictions, subsidized housing problems, poor housing conditions, housing discrimination, denial or termination of public benefits: MFIP, MA, MAS, GA, GAMC, Food Stamps, Social Security, SSI, or unemployment compensation, and utility shutoffs.  Must be within income guidelines.

http://www.letswrap.com/about/YMedInfo.htm

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs- Yellow Medicine County
Granite Falls, MN - SHELTER
Crisis line (answered 24 hours a day): (320) 564-5422 OR (800) 295-2422