Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd.
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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.
Matches people with low-income to volunteer attorneys for free advice, brief services or representation in court:
* Call the intake line to determine eligibility and if the agency can help
* Visit a legal clinic - 15 to 20 minutes of free legal advice
* Fill out the online intake form
Volunteer attorneys may be able to assist with the following issues:
* Housing (landlord/tenant)
* Criminal expungement
Clinics are also available for:
They do not represent people in pending criminal matters, government benefits, personal injury, worker's compensation, legal or medical malpractice or any other fee-generating issue.
Can provide interpreters for most services.
- Benefits assistance
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
Income qualification apply. Call for more information.
Must complete an initial intake:
* By phone at (612) 752-6677
- 9:00am - 1:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
* In Person
- 9:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday
* Or online
There is no fee for this service
9:00am - 1:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by phone
9:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday in person
Primarily Hennepin County. For certain types of cases, such as bankruptcy and federal pro se cases, will work with individuals all across Minnesota
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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FT-1070Consumer Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who have cases involving violations of federal and state statutes governing sales and credit practices involving consumer goods, in situations where appeals to consumer complaints organizations have not resolved the issue. Consumer law cases involve deceptive or unconscionable advertising and sales practices, product quality, credit financing and reporting, debt collection, leases, and other aspects of consumer transactions.
FT-3000Family Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are involved in disputes or legal actions which affect their domestic relationships.
FT-3200General Legal Aid Definition
Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
FT-4500.1800Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people are being evicted, either wrongfully or with reason, from their apartments or other rental property. Also included are programs that attempt to prevent eviction and possible homelessness by providing mediation services to negotiate a compromise between an individual and the landlord.
FV-1400Community Legal Clinics Definition
Community based law clinics that provide legal advice and representation to individual clients and other groups in areas of law that affect low income individuals and disadvantaged communities, self advocacy support, and referrals to legal and other services. Most are small organizations that deliver legal services to particular neighborhoods or geographically defined communities, but some are specialty clinics that focus on children and youth, older adults, people with disabilities, injured workers and other specific populations. Typical areas of practice include housing, social assistance, income maintenance, pensions, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, human rights, education and various types of government programs and benefits. Many community legal clinics also engage in system advocacy with the objective of reforming existing laws, programs and practices; and community development activities. Included may be social justice organizations and law school legal clinics.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who are younger than age 18.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YT-2400LGBTQ Individuals Definition
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit or queer, or who are in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.