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Minnesota Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

In Minnesota, persons eligible for legal services are those who qualify for participation in programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation and those whose incomes and financial resources are slightly above the guidelines utilized by such programs but nevertheless cannot afford counsel.

Minnesota Pro Bono Summary: Through partnerships with the courts, the legal profession, and the community, the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) promotes access to justice on several fronts. The MSBA plays a central role in advancing pro bono activities among lawyers, and maintains close ties with established programs delivering pro bono and reduced-cost civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged Minnesotans. The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC) is an association of seven Minnesota regional legal services programs. MLSC supports the regional programs that help low-income Minnesotans with a broad range of civil legal matters.

The associated programs are:

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota provides high quality legal representation and community legal education to low-income and elderly persons in 22 northwestern Minnesota counties, using four staffed law offices and 230 private Judicare attorneys. Representation focuses on priority cases, generally those most critical to life, health, safety, shelter, and basic subsistence income.

LSNM staff and Judicare attorneys assist individuals and eligible groups to:

  • know and enforce their legal rights;
  • obtain effective access to courts, forums, or administrative agencies; and
  • acquire and preserve benefits, services and entitlements necessary to become self-reliant to the extent permitted by individual circumstances and abilities.

Minnesota Pro Bono Contacts:

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
Administrative Office
1015 7th Avenue North
P.O Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-233-8585
1-800-450-8585
E-mail: legalaid@lsnmlaw.org

Additional Information Links:

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/minnesota.html
http://www.lsnmlaw.org/
http://www.lasnem.org
http://www.centralmnlegal.org



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