Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Halleland Habicht PA
Jerry A. Burg Law Office
Wallen-Friedman & Floyd, PA
To improve access to justice by connecting low-income people to existing legal resources, in partnership with United Way 211 and others.
We seek to accomplish our mission in several ways.
First, we strive to open access to the civil legal system for low- and moderate-income individuals and families by utilizing innovative strategies. One important component is collaborations with existing legal service providers and legal referral sources, like United Way 211.
We also believe in old fashioned communicating–that phenomenon where people actually talk to each other. We’ve learned that talking helps connect dots. In a system where many dots–organizations and individuals–find it difficult to connect, we think that human contact (via telephone or in person) can make all the difference.
Finally, we’re working to close the Justice Gap–the place where people become caught when they can’t obtain legal assistance to protect life’s basic necessities like housing, healthcare, family relationships, and employment.
Because justice first requires access.