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Legal Clinics By Topic

Bankruptcy Advice
Conciliation Court (Small Claims Court) Clinics
Consumer Legal Advice Clinics
Criminal Expungement Assistance
Divorce Education
Family Law Clinics
General Legal Advice Clinics
Housing Law Clinics
Immigration Law Clinics
Real Estate Law Clinics
Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Clinics
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Unemployment Appeal Clinics
Veterans Assistance Clinics
Youth Law Clinics

Hennepin and Ramsey County Clinics

 

Bankruptcy Advice

VLN Minneapolis Bankruptcy Advice Walk-In Clinic
Frequency: The first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month, 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Location: 7th Floor of the U.S. Federal Courthouse
300 S. 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Details: First-come, first-served walk-in bankruptcy advice offered in 15-minute sessions with an attorney or by phone Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm. For a list of free walk-in clinics, click here.
Contact: 612-752-6677

VLN St. Paul Bankruptcy Advice Walk-In Clinic
Frequency: The second and fourth Thursdays of every month, 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Location: 2nd Floor of Warren E. Burger Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
316 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Details: First-come, first-served walk-in bankruptcy advice offered in 15-minute sessions with an attorney.
Contact: 612-752-6677

University of Minnesota Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic
Frequency: Contact 612-625-5515 for further information.
Location: University of Minnesota Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic
229 19th Avenue South, #285
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Details: Students at the University of Minnesota Law School provide pro bono services to individuals in serious financial difficulty contemplating filing for bankruptcy or who are otherwise involved in a bankruptcy case.  Students also represent debtors seeking a hardship discharge of student loans, debtor-defendants in adversary proceedings, and sometimes individual creditors.
Contact: 612-625-5515

 

Conciliation Court (Small Claims Court) Clinics

Volunteer Lawyers Network Conciliation Court Legal Advice Clinic
Frequency: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis City Hall
350 South Fifth Street, Room 312
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Details: Free legal consults available for low-income individuals on any legal topic (generally, for claims up to $15,000). You must be screened for income eligibility to use the clinic. Find more details here.
Contact: 612-752-6666

Ramsey County Housing and Conciliation Court Self-Help Center Clinic
Frequency: Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Ramsey County Law Library
15 Kellogg Blvd. W., 18th Floor
St. Paul, MN 55102
Details: Free legal consultations provided by volunteer attorneys on first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for consultations starts at 12:00 p.m. Find more details here.
Contact: 651-266-8391

 

Consumer Legal Advice Clinics

VLN Hennepin County Consumer-Debt Collection Lawsuit Defense
Frequency: Clinic times vary.
Location: Call 612-752-6677 for details.
Details: Appointments required, and clients must provide relevant paperwork in advance.  Attorneys help clients with completing court paperwork, including Answers, Garnishment Exemption Forms, and Motions to Vacate Default Judgments. Sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes long.  Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Vietnamese interpreters available. For a list of free walk-in clinics, click here.
Contact: Call 612-752-6677 to be screened for an appointment

Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic
Frequency:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Skyway level of Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: No income restrictions:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & Mondays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All other times are reserved for people whose income level is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and the HCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service. More information about this clinic is available at the District Court Self Help Center counter or can be found here.
Contact: Call 612-752-6677

VLN Dignity Center Clinic
Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Appointments required.
Location: Dignity Center at Hennepin Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Details: Free legal clinic covering various legal issues.  Call 612-435-1315 to make an appointment. Find more information here.

Criminal Expungement Assistance

Council on Crime and Justice and Volunteer Lawyer’s Network Criminal Expungement Assistance
Frequency: First Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N.,
Minneapolis 55411.
Details: Must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for full representation; 300% for limited services. Must have completed probation or parole:

  • 10 years for violent felonies
  • 7 years for violent gross misdemeanors
  • 5 years for nonviolent felonies, violent misdemeanors
  • 1 year for nonviolent misdemeanors

In addition, must:

  • Not have any outstanding court fines or restitution
  • Not be required to register as a predatory offender
  • Not be seeking expungement of a traffic record, record in other states, or federal cases

Contact: For a recording of the information required for the clinic please call (612) 353-3024.  Find more information here.

Divorce Education

Tubman Divorce Information Sessions
Frequency: Twice every month.
Location: Once at Tubman’s Chrysalis Center in South Mpls., once at Tubman Center East in Maplewood.
Details: Family law attorneys will present you with the tools you need to make informed decisions throughout the divorce process. The group presentation includes topics such as: legal process of divorce, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, domestic abuse, dividing property and debts, spousal maintenance (alimony), child custody, parenting time, child support, when and how to get legal advice or representation. $15.00 prepay or $20.00 at the door.  Free for low-income individuals. Find more information here.
Contact: 612-870-2400

Cornerstone Informational Sessions
Frequency: New sessions each Fall.
Location: Cornerstone
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420
Details: Sessions are free of charge and offered quarterly at different locations. No preregistration needed. Guests can feel free to come to one, two, three or all four sessions. Call to register for childcare.
Contact: 952-884-0376

 

Family Law Clinics

Tubman Self-Represented Clinic and Family Law Clinic
Frequency: Several times a week, by appointment only.
Location: Evening appointments are available in St. Paul, Bloomington, St. Louis Park, Maplewood and Minneapolis. Morning appointments are available at the Minneapolis site only. Call for directions to Law Clinic locations.
Details: Not a walk-in clinic, must call beforehand.  Offers 30 minutes with an attorney to discuss family law, child protection, GLBT issues, etc.  The appointment is $20 ($15 if prepaid), with a fee waiver available for individuals that have a monthly income less than $564.  Find more information here.
Contact: 612-870-2400

Legal Assistance of Dakota County–Spanish Speaking Family Law Clinic
Frequency: The third Wednesday of every month, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Wentworth Library
199 East Wentworth Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Details: Clients must call beforehand.  Clients can meet with an attorney to discuss family law matters such as custody, divorce, and child support.  This clinic is free to use, has no income requirements, and clients do not have to be residents of Dakota County in order to use the clinic’s services.  Interpreter access is limited for appointment scheduling, but a Spanish interpreter will be provided for the Clinic. Find more information here (Find the Spanish version here).
Contact: 952-431-3200

Ramsey County Family Court Self-Help Service Center
Frequency: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment, 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Clinic available to Ramsey County residents and individuals with a case proceeding in Ramsey County Family Court.
Location: Ramsey County Family Court Self-Help Service Center
Juvenile and Family Justice Center
25 West 7th Street
St. Paul MN 55102
Details: During 30 minute appointments volunteer attorneys provide advice on divorce, child custody, child support, visitation/parenting time, and paternity issues. Find more information here.
Contact: Call 651-266-5125 to make an appointment or to inquire about walk-in procedures

Family Law Clinic
Frequency: Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Fourth Judicial Court
110 South Fourth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Details: Walk-in clinic provides assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.  Volunteer attorneys provide legal advice on all family court issues.  Sign-up sheet is put up at 8 a.m. each day.  Please bring all relevant documents. Find more information here.
Contact: 612-752-6677

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
Frequency: Dates and location vary (see below)
Location: Every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Hope Center, 2739 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis
Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 810 South 7th Street, Minneapolis (no need to call in advance).  The clinic will close once no one is waiting, so it’s a good idea to get there when the clinic opens at 1:00
Last Monday of each month from 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 300 East 4th Street, Chaska (call 952-448 2433 in advance for an appointment)
Every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul (call 651-292 1721 in advance for an appointment)
Details: Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid operates at four different locations utilizing volunteer attorneys. The attorneys provide brief legal advice on general legal matters, including family law (divorce, custody, child support) cases. In certain situations, the client will be referred to a volunteer attorney who will provide full case representation. Eligibility for services is at 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. There are no religious affiliations required for service. Find more information here.
Contact: New Hope Center location, 612-721-9415 St. John’s location, 952-448-2433 Union Gospel Mission location, 651-292-1721

Volunteer Lawyers Network – Family Law Phone Advice (Hennepin County residents)
Frequency: Phone advice for 20 minute increments is by appointment only.  Attorneys will return calls on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12 – 2 p.m., but the day and time may vary. No evening or weekend appointments.
Location:  Telephone legal advice only.
Details: Applicant’s household income must be below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and must reside or have a case in the 7-county metro area.   Financially eligible clients may speak over the phone with an experienced family law attorney for a 20 minute legal consultation.
Contact:  Applicants must call the VLN client intake line at 612-752-6677. Intake hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

General Legal Advice Clinics

Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic
Frequency:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Skyway level of Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: No income restrictions:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & Mondays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All other times are reserved for people whose income level is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and the HCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service. More information about this clinic is available at the District Court Self Help Center counter or can be found here.

Self-Help Center Brookdale Courthouse
Frequency: Mondays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Brookdale Courthouse
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Details: Free legal consults are available on a variety of topics. Find more information here.
Contact: Call 612-752-6666 to confirm that an attorney is scheduled.

Dignity Center VLN Brief Legal Advice Clinic
Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., by appointment only.  Clients are expected to enter into a mentoring relationship with a Dignity Center Advocate to work simultaneously on legal and other self-sufficiency issues, such as housing, employment, and chemical and mental health.
Location: Dignity Center
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3223
Details: Issues include criminal record expungement, family, creditor/debtor, consumer, housing, employment, tax and government benefits.  Attorneys can provide brief services, such as: writing a letter, making a phone call, obtaining specific information from a third party, drafting pleadings or a portion of pleadings, assisting in service of process, and providing written information regarding your legal issue and the next steps to take.  Bring any documents that directly deal with the legal problem.  Find more information here and here.
Contact: 612-435-1315

Brian Coyle Community Center Legal Clinic
Frequency: Every other Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Call (612) 338-5282 to confirm that the clinic is open on a specific day.
Location: Brian Coyle Community Center
420 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Details: Walk-in clinic assists clients on a first-come, first-served basis, on a variety of civil issues.  Access flyer here.
Contact: 612-338-5282

VLN Minneapolis Park Avenue Walk-In Clinic (Specifically Employment and Immigration Issues)
Frequency: Thursdays (except holidays), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Park Avenue Methodist Church
3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Details: Walk-in clinic assists clients on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil issues. To qualify for services at the clinic, you must be a low-income resident of Hennepin County who does not have an attorney. Interpreters available in Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, and Igbo.
Contact: 612-825-6863

Lyndale Neighborhood Clinic (In Partnership with Cooper & Reid, LLC)
Upcoming Dates: Every third Wednesday of the month, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lyndale Neighborhood Community Center
3537 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Details: Attorneys provide general legal advice to Lyndale neighborhood residents in 20 minute increments. There is no charge for this service. Access more details here.
Contact: Call 612-824-9402

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
Frequency: Dates and location vary (see below)
Location: Every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Hope Center, 2739 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis
Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 810 South 7th Street, Minneapolis (no need to call in advance).  The clinic will close once no one is waiting, so it’s a good idea to get there when the clinic opens at 1:00
Last Monday of each month from 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 300 East 4th Street, Chaska (call 952-448 2433 in advance for an appointment)
Every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul (call 651-292 1721 in advance for an appointment)
Details: Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid operates at four different locations utilizing volunteer attorneys. The attorneys provide brief legal advice on general legal matters, including family law (divorce, custody, child support) cases. In certain situations, the client will be referred to a volunteer attorney who will provide full case representation. Eligibility for services is at 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. There are no religious affiliations required for service.
Contact: New Hope Center location, 612-721-9415 St. John’s location, 952-448-2433 Union Gospel Mission location, 651-292-1721

 

Housing Law Clinics

Housing Court Project
Frequency: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Third floor of Courts Tower in Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: Free walk-in legal consultation available for tenants and landlords in Hennepin County on housing issues.  Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and Legal Aid.
Contact: 612-752-6666

Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic
Frequency:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Skyway level of Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: No income restrictions:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & Mondays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All other times are reserved for people whose income level is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and the HCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service. More information about this clinic is available at the District Court Self Help Center counter or can be found here.

Ramsey County Housing and Conciliation Court Self-Help Center
Frequency: Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Ramsey County Law Library
15 Kellogg Blvd. W., 18th Floor
St. Paul, MN 55102
Details: Free legal consultations provided by volunteer attorneys on first-come, first-served basis.  Sign up for consultations starts at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: 651-266-8391

HOME Line
Frequency: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Call hotline below for information.
Details:  Hotline provides free rental information to tenants in Minnesota, except for residents of Minneapolis.  Find more information best online viagra pharmacy reviews. Minneapolis residents can request a reduced-fee consultation with an attorney with rates as follows:

  • 20 minute consultation: $25
  • 40 minute consultation: $50
  • 1 hour consultation: $75

Contact: Metro Area 612-728-5767
Greater MN: 1-866-866-3546

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin Legal Services Clinic (in partnership with Volunteer Lawyer’s Network)
Frequency: 2nd Friday of Every Month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: 8800 Highway 7, Suite 401
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Details: Walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended.  Clinics provide low-income clients the opportunity to speak with a volunteer attorney about legal questions and obtain information about going to court.
CAPSH Foreclosure Prevention Specialists are also available at each clinic to address foreclosure specific questions.
Contact:  Call Cheryl, 952-697-1333

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin Legal Services Clinic (in partnership with Volunteer Lawyer’s Network)
Frequency: 4th Monday of Every Month from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: MIRA
7145 Harriet Ave
Richfield, MN 55423
Details: Clinics provide low-income clients the opportunity to speak with a volunteer attorney about legal questions and obtain information about going to court.  Spanish speaker will be on site.  CAPSH Foreclosure Prevention Specialists are also available at each clinic to address foreclosure specific questions.

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
Frequency: Dates and location vary (see below)
Location: Every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Hope Center, 2739 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis
Every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 810 South 7th Street, Minneapolis (no need to call in advance).  The clinic will close once no one is waiting, so it’s a good idea to get there when the clinic opens at 1:00
Last Monday of each month from 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 300 East 4th Street, Chaska (call 952-448 2433 in advance for an appointment)
Every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Avenue East, St. Paul (call 651-292 1721 in advance for an appointment)
Details: Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid operates at four different locations utilizing volunteer attorneys. The attorneys provide brief legal advice on general legal matters, including family law (divorce, custody, child support) cases. In certain situations, the client will be referred to a volunteer attorney who will provide full case representation. Eligibility for services is at 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. There are no religious affiliations required for service.
Contact: New Hope Center location, 612-721-9415 St. John’s location, 952-448-2433 Union Gospel Mission location, 651-292-1721

 

Immigration Law Clinics

Minnesota State Bar Association Immigrant Law Pro Bono Clinic
Location: This resource is first accessed by calling the telephone intake and screening line, 612-641-1114
Frequency: N/A
Details: Volunteer attorneys and law students will serve qualifying U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (“green card holders”) in connection with filing for the following types of immigration benefits:

  • I-130 relative petitions; and
  • I-90 applications to renew legal permanent resident status; and
  • N-600 applications for certificates of citizenship.

The clinic is limited to the above filings only. Clients may reach the clinic’s voicemail system by calling 612-642-1114. Law students will screen each client for financial and basic eligibility before making the case available to a volunteer attorney. An attorney or law student will then return calls within three (3) business days.

Contact: 612-642-1114

Legal Clinic-Waite House
Location: Waite House
2323 11th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Frequency: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Every 4th Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Details: The Legal Clinic is free, confidential and open to the public. Spanish and English translation if needed. Call 612-721-1681 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is not guaranteed that you will be able to see a lawyer.
Contact: 612-721-1681

Park Avenue Foundation/ Volunteer Lawyer’s Network Walk-in Clinic (in collaboration with Peace and Hope)
Frequency: Thursdays (except holidays) 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Park Avenue Methodist Church
3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Details: Must be a low-income resident of Hennepin County who does not have an attorney.  First-come, first-served basis.  Interpreters available in Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, and Igbo.
Contact: 612-825-6863

Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic
Frequency:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3p.m.
Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Skyway level of Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: No income restrictions:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & Mondays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All other times are reserved for people whose income level is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers Network and the HCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service. More information about this clinic is available at the District Court Self Help Center counter or can be found here.

Real Estate Law Clinics

Legal Clinic for Seniors, age 60+, with Real Estate Related Issues (Hosted  by Northeast Senior Services and staffed by the attorneys of Lindquist & Vennum’s Real Estate Group)
Frequency: 1st Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
Location: 2600 Kenzie Terrace
Saint Anthony, MN 55418 (go to leasing office building in Autumn Woods)
Details: Open to any senior in Minnesota who is dealing with a real estate related issue.  The clinic provides the opportunity to meet with an attorney on an individual basis. Appointment Required (see below).
Contact: Call NE Seniors at 612-781-5096 to make your appointment. Website: www.neseniors.org,
Email: mail@neseniors.org

Volunteer Lawyers Network Real Estate Clinic
Frequency: Call for appointment availability.
Location: Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN55411
Details: Appointment required.  Offers 30 minutes with an attorney to provide free legal advice in real estate issues including equity stripping, predatory lending, foreclosure, refinancing or loan modification, title disputes, association liens, and fines for property violations.
Contact: Please call 612-752-6677 to see if you qualify for an appointment.

 

Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse Clinics

VLN Sexual Violence Center Legal Clinic
Frequency: 2nd Thursday of Every Month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Sexual Violence Center
3757 Fremont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Details: Free legal clinic to survivors of sexual violence. Individuals sign up for a 30 minute one-to-one appointment with an attorney. Discussions are typically geared toward non-criminal issues. Youth are able to access this clinic, as well as adults. This clinic is staffed by the Minnesota Women Lawyers and administered by the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Contact: E-mail Direct Services Coordinator at mclose@sexualviolencecenter.org or call 612-871-5100 ext. 14.

Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center
Frequency: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Details: Serves survivors of violence, or those who have been threatened with violence, by a family or household member. Domestic Abuse Service Center staff will help with paperwork necessary to file a temporary Order for Protection.
Contact: 612-348-5073

Ramsey County Domestic Abuse/ Harassment Office
Frequency: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Juvenile and Family Justice Center
25 W 7TH St #B122
St. Paul, MN 55102
Details:  Provides assistance with the writing and filing of a petition for an Order for Protection or a Harassment Restraining Order in Ramsey County. The court filing process is handled by appointment or on an emergency basis. These appointments may take up to two hours. Filing fees may apply. Court clerks cannot provide legal advice.
Contact: 651-266-5130

Tubman Legal Clinic
Frequency: By appointment only.
Location: Volunteer attorneys offer private, individual 20–30 minute meetings that are held both on and off-site.
Details: Not a walk-in clinic, must call beforehand.  Interpreters available on request. The appointment is $20 ($15 if prepaid). Free for low income individuals.
Contact: (612) 870‑2426

Spanish Language Clinics

Volunteer Lawyers Network Spanish Legal Services (FKA Linea Legal Latina)
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Telephone Hotline Service.
Details: Legal hotline for low-income Spanish-speaking individuals. Spanish-speaking attorneys provide free legal advice. Callers first provide basic personal information and information about their legal issue. An attorney calls them back later in the day and provides legal advice. Some follow-up services may be available depending on the issue.
Contact: 612-752-6677

Unemployment Appeal Clinics

Unemployment Appeal Legal Advice Clinic (Minnesota State Library/Labor and Employment Section of the MSBA)
Frequency: Twice monthly (see details)
Location: Minnesota State Law Library
Room G25, Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Details: This brief advice clinic is for people who have been denied unemployment benefits and have exhausted their appeal options with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This means you have already had a hearing with the Unemployment Law Judge and have also requested a reconsideration and it has been denied. The clinic is held twice a month, once by phone (2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and once at the State Law Library (4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Find additional information in the clinic brochure and in the 2013 Clinic Report.
Contact: Call 651-297-2089 or email Liz.Reppe@courts.state.mn.us. Must make appointment–No walk-ins.

 

Veterans Legal Assistance Clinics

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Drop-In Legal Clinic for Veterans (Minneapolis)
Location: VA Medical Center (Flag Atrium Balcony, Room 2S 114)
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417 (free parking at the VA Medical Center)
Details: Attorneys, MACV staff, County Veterans Service Officers, child support officers, and VA Mental Health Homeless Program intake available throughout the day to assist veterans with questions, legal forms, and counsel.
Contact: Call 651-224-0292 or email ssommarstrom@mac-v.org. Additional clinics are held throughout the state in Duluth, Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud. Call 651-224-0292 or visit here for more information.

 

Youth Law Clinics

Youth Law Clinic at Youth Link
Frequency:  Mondays 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Youthlink
41 North 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Details: Attorneys provide free legal advice on all issues affecting youth in 15-20 minute sessions.  Volunteers provide advice on a first-come, first-served basis.  Bring any paperwork related to your legal question.
Contact: 612-252-1200