If you are planning to represent yourself (act pro se) or looking for a pro bono (no cost, based upon financial need) attorney, these resources may be helpful:
Minnesota Judicial Branch
The Minnesota Judicial Branch website provides information and resources for pro se litigants. Self Help Centers provide legal information including court forms and tools to help you complete court forms, answers to general questions about court process or procedure. Many courthouses also schedule Legal Advice Clinics where you can meet one on one with a volunteer attorney to ask questions. Find more information:
Law Help MN
Law Help MN is a great website for resources that explain legal issues. The website also contains a directory of various legal aid programs throughout the state.
Minnesota Legal Advice Online
A project of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, Minnesota Legal Advice Online allows low-income Minnesotans to receive legal advice from volunteer attorneys securely online. The website also provides a list of other resources.
Central Minnesota Legal Services
Central Minnesota Legal Services provide pro bono legal services in civil legal matters for low income people in 21 counties in central Minnesota. CMLS works with volunteer attorneys to provide services. They can also refer clients to self-help and volunteer resources.
Mid-MN Legal Aid
Mid-MN Legal Aid provides pro bono legal services in civil legal matters to low-income individuals. Mid-MN Legal Aid serves Minnesotans in 20 counties of central Minnesota; serves seniors in the additional counties of Anoka, Cass, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Pine and Wadena counties; and offers statewide services to people with disabilities on issues associated with disabilities.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides pro bono legal services in civil legal matters to 33 counties in southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities’ east and south metro, as well as agricultural workers throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.
HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.
LegalCORPS provides free assistance in non-litigation business law matters to low-income owners of small businesses, small nonprofit organizations and low-income innovators in Minnesota — through the services of volunteer attorneys.
Legal Rights Center
The Legal Rights Center is a nonprofit law firm specializing in adult and juvenile criminal defense, and restorative justice practices and advocacy.
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