If you`re a low-income Minnesotan, our lawyers can help you with your legal questions. We are here to give free advice because we stand up for the rights of all Minnesotans. We are part of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, which provides free civil legal assistance. If you are authorized to use this website, all advice and information you receive is free of charge. Our attorneys, staff and volunteers handle civil cases free of charge for Minnesota`s most vulnerable people. With expertise and compassion, we work to provide fundamental legal protection so that our clients can achieve safety, autonomy and access to opportunities. In addition to direct legal representation, we work with policy makers and advocate for equal rights and protection of the law. Free civil legal aid for:• Recovery and unfair loans• Disability cases• Divorce and custody• Domestic violence• Elder abuse• Housing discrimination and forced evictions• Immigration and citizenship• IRS tax issues, etc. The advice on this website is provided to you personally by volunteer lawyers who advocate on behalf of low-income individuals. We verify that all attorneys who advise on this site are admitted to practice law in Minnesota. The lawyers here voluntarily answer questions for free because they think it`s important that everyone can get legal advice, whether they can afford it or not.
If you call our Admissions Manager at 612-752-6677, one of our admissions counselors will ask you questions about your case, income and location to determine if we can help you with your legal problem. Visit the website to complete a short screening process that asks questions about income, place of residence and type of legal question. Then, answer additional questions to describe your legal problem and create a message that will be visible to pro bono lawyers. You can create and post questions at any time of the day; Lawyers review and answer questions according to their own schedule. Questions remain open for at least 3 weeks, during which lawyers can consult and answer. Unfortunately, not all questions are answered. If you need immediate help because of a hearing or deadline, we also recommend asking others for help. www.mnlegaladvice.org St. Paul, MN 55114 USA Disclaimer: The resources and information listed on this page are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Resources for the convenience of Minnesota residents. Readers need to learn more.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free, high-quality legal assistance to low-income individuals in critical civil cases. For 113 years, we have helped individuals and families meet and protect their basic needs and stay free from hunger, homelessness, disease and abuse. Because justice is important. Minnesota Legal Advice Online is a website where people can ask a legal question for a pro bono attorney. The site is free and secure, with questions and answers only between the lawyer and the client. Questions can be created and published 24/7. The website operates as a virtual walk-in legal clinic. The response time and whether or not a response is received depends on the availability and expertise of volunteer lawyers who volunteer their time. Sign up to receive stories and updates from Legal Aid. We love making new connections in the community (and we promise not to overwhelm your inbox)! When you ask a question on our website, it is private. Your question is only seen by pro bono lawyers. You are the only one who sees the advice you receive from the lawyer.
This way, you can be completely honest and know that the highest standards of data protection apply to your conversation with the lawyer. CMLS manages a robust volunteer lawyer program out of its offices in St. Cloud and Willmar. We connect local lawyers with appropriate clients to provide support in civil cases. If you`re a licensed lawyer looking to get involved, contact us today! Call 612-752-6677 to see if we can help. Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If we can`t help you, admissions staff can sometimes make recommendations to someone who can.
There are many ways to give something back to CMLS. There are voluntary opportunities for non-lawyers to support our clients and employees. You can also donate to CMLS to support our work. SMRLS monitors COVID-19 safety recommendations issued by the government. Out of concern for the health and safety of our customers and employees, SMRLS asks our clients to contact us by email or phone instead of visiting our offices. Every morning, real people wake up with obstacles that prevent them from getting the basic help they need. Whether it`s security, housing, income or health, we`re here to help. Our lawyers come from diverse backgrounds, but all focus on one goal: ensuring that all Minnesotans have equal access to the fundamental rights they deserve. At its core, it`s about bringing real justice to real people. • 20 counties in central Minnesota – for low-income people• 26 counties in Minnesota – for ages 60+• Nationally – for disability and tax-related cases Kristin is a Client Service Coordinator who serves clients through initial applications.
Recently, she and her family received 2nd place in the Anoka Halloween Home Decorating Contest and formed Learn More. The Volunteer Lawyers Network connects people affected by poverty with trained volunteer lawyers who provide advice, short-term services or representation in court.