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Children's Law Center of Minnesota

Legal Assistance

450 Syndicate St N, Ste 315, St. Paul, MN, 55104-4160

Distance: 511 Miles

(651) 644-4438

Website

https://clcmn.org/about-us/what-we-do

Service Details

Description

Legal aid program that offers legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals, typically in the areas of disability law, elder law and family law


Free or low cost legal services help people who are unable to afford a lawyer get access to the court system.


Additional Information

Children's Law Center (CLC) helps children and youth in foster care by providing them with a lawyer (attorney) and a social worker to provide advocacy in court and legal proceedings.


They help the children to:
* Understand what is going on with their foster care and court
* Know their options
* Have a voice in decisions about their lives - like school, where to live and getting basic needs met


CLC can represent children in foster care ages 10- 21 with many issues including:
* Court reviews
* Appropriate placement (a place to live that fits the child's needs)
* Permanency planning - help to make sure that family arrangements are permanent
* Transition to adulthood
* Sibling contact - arranging visits with brothers or sisters
* Advocate for access to help to meet the child's needs with:
- Health care
- Education
- Financial benefits


Features

  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 

Eligibility

Any child in Minnesota's foster care system who is 10 - 21 years of age


Application Instructions

This agency is appointed by the court to provide legal representation, or represents foster children who request help.


Fees

Services for foster children and "legal orphans" are provided free of charge.


Business Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Statewide Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
General Information (651) 644-4438

Last Update

7/30/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

Other Services or resources

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