Referral List


Larry McDonough

Poverty Law and Housing Law in Minnesota

http://povertylaw.homestead.com/HousingLawinMinnesota.html


June 10, 2022


Table of Contents

 

1.         General Non-legal Services: Financial Help, Shelters, Social Services, etc.

 

            a.         General

 

            b.         Government Benefits

 

            c.         Seniors

 

            d.         College Students

 

            e.         COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

 

2.         Free Legal Aid, Pro Bono, Law Clinics, and Law on the Internet

 

            a.         Minneapolis and Hennepin County

 

            b.         St. Paul and Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties

 

            c.         Anoka

 

            d.         Central Minnesota

 

            e.         Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota

 

            f.         Southern Minnesota

 

            g.         State-wide

 

                        i.         Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs

 

                        ii.        Email Advice

 

                        iii.       Information on the Law, Self-Help Centers, and Law Librarians

 

3.         Over Income for Pro Bono

 

4.         Addiction Support

 

5.         Animal Rights

 

6.         African Immigrants and Refugees

 

7.         Attorney Discipline and Malpractice

 

8.         Bankruptcy

 

9.         Cancer Legal Line

 

11.       Civil Rights

 

12.       Conciliation Courts

 

            a.         General Information

 

            b.         Hennepin County Conciliation Court and Clinic

 

            c.         Ramsey County Conciliation Court and Clinic

 

13.       Consumer and Collection Defense

 

14.       Criminal Law

 

            a.         Criminal Records Searches

 

            b.         Criminal Records Expungement

 

                        i.         Expungement law

 

                        ii.        Expungement advice and representation

 

                        iii.       Expungement clinics

 

            c.         Criminal Law Defense

 

                        i.         Public Defenders

 

                        ii.        Agencies

 

                        iii.       Law Firms

 

            d.         Police Misconduct Cases

 

                        i.         Agencies

 

                        ii.        Attorneys

 

            e.         Protest Representation, Trainiing, and Legal Observing

 

            f.         Crime Victim Advocates

 

            g.         Prisoner Rights

 

15.       Disability Law and Benefits

 

            a.         Disability Benefits

 

                        i.         Applications

 

                        ii.        Attorneys

 

            b.         Disability Discrimination

 

            c.         Disability Planning

 

            d.         Disability Rights and Advocacy

 

16.       Discrimination Complaints

 

17.       Domestic Violence, Abuse, Orders for Protection and Harassment

 

            a.         Law Help

 

            b.         Free services

 

            c.         Private Attorneys: Domestic Abuse Orders for Protection

 

            d.         Private Attorneys: Harassment Restraining Orders

 

18.       Elder Law (including estate planning, probate and wills)

 

19.       Employment

 

            a.         Employment Termination

 

            b.         Employment Discrimination

 

                        i.         Agencies

 

                        ii.        Law Firms

 

            c.         Unemployment Benefits

 

                        i.         Applications and Information

 

                        ii.        Clinics

 

                        iii.       Private Attorneys

 

            d.         Workers Compensation Claims

 

20.       Environmental Law

 

21.       Family Law, Divorce and Dissolution, and Children’s Rights and Juvenile Law

 

            a.         General

 

                        i.         Law Help

 

                        ii.        Twin Cities

 

                                    (1)       Legal Aid and Volunteer Programs

 

                                    (2)       Advice Clinics and Self Help Centers

 

                                    (3)       Law Firms

 

                        iii.       Anoka

 

                        iv.       State-wide

 

            b.         Domestic Violence, Abuse, Orders for Protection and Harassment

 

            c.         Parental Rights Termination

 

            d.         Children’s Rights and Juvenile Law

 

            e.         Adoptions and Foster Care

 

22.       Government Benefits

 

            a.         Applications

 

                        i.         County Programs

 

                        ii.        Unemployment Benefits

 

            b.         Disability Benefits Attorneys

 

            c.         Medical Assistance and Medicaid Attorneys

 

            d.         COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

 

23.       Group Homes and other Cases Services for Persons with Special Needs: Search and Licensing

 

24.       Guardianship and Conservatorship

 

25.       Hmong Attorneys and Community Resources

 

26.       Housing: Tenants (Homeownership Listed Below)

 

            a.         Law Help

 

            b.         Bedbugs

 

            c.         Financial Assistance for Tenants, including COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

 

            d.         Housing Discrimination

 

            e.         Housing inspections

 

                        (1)       City inspections

 

                        (2)       Section 8 inspections

 

                        (3)       Private inspections

 

            f.         Housing Legal Advice Clinics

 

                        i.         Hennepin County Housing Clinics

 

                                    (1)       Hennepin County Housing Court Project Clinic

 

                                    (2)       Volunteer Lawyers Network Eviction Expungement Clinic

 

                        ii.        Ramsey County Housing Clinics

 

                                    (1)       Eviction Defense Clinic

 

                                    (2)       General Housing Clinic

 

                                    (3)       Power-Up Legal Clinic

 

                        iii.       Anoka County Housing Clinic

 

            g.         Housing Legal Advice and Representation

 

                        i.         Free Legal Services

 

                                    (1)       Hennepin County

 

                                    (2)       South and East Metropolitan Area

 

                                    (3)       Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

 

                                    (4)       Statewide

 

                                    (5)       Advice

 

                        ii.        Modest Fee Programs

 

                        iii.       Private Attorneys

 

                        iv.       Complaints about Landlords to the Minnesota Attorney General

 

                        v.         Tenant Organizing

 

                        vi.       Housing Preservation

 

            h.         Looking for Housing

 

            i.         Manufactured and Mobile Home Parks

 

            j.         Mold in Housing

 

            k.         Public and Subsidized Housing

 

            l.         RentHelpMN

 

            m.       Shelters and Homeless Assistance

 

            n.         Smoke-free rights

 

            o.         Tenant Screening Reports

 

27.       Housing: Homeownership

 

            a.         Condominium and homeowner associations attorneys

 

            c.         Real estate

 

                        i.         Residential

 

                        ii.        Commercial

 

28.       Identity Theft

 

29.       Immigration

 

            a.         Law Help

 

            b.         Immigration Organizations

 

            c.         Free Legal Aid and Volunteer Attorney Programs

 

            d.         Immigration Clinics

 

            e.         Private Attorneys

 

30.       Islamic Civil Liberties

 

31.       Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ)

 

32.       Mediation

 

33.       Medical Malpractice

 

34.       Mortgage Foreclosure, Contract for Deed Cancellation, and Home Ownership

 

35.       Native Americans

 

36.       Personal Injury

 

37.       School and Education Law

 

38.       Seniors Services

 

            a.         Hennepin County

 

            b.         Ramsey County

 

            c.         Nursing Homes: Search and Complaints

 

39.       Small Businesses, Small Nonprofit Organizations and Low-Income Inventors

 

40.       Spanish Speakers

 

            a.         Attorneys

 

            b.         Accounting and tax

 

41.       Taxes

 

42.       University of Minnesota Students

 

43.       Veterans

 

            a.         Services

 

            b.         Attorneys


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1.         General Non-legal Services: Financial Help, Shelters, Social Services, etc.

 

            a.         General


United Way 211

http://www.211unitedway.org/

Call 211™ or 651-291-0211

State-wide list of community resources, like housing assistance, shelters, and food shelf locations


Community Emergency Assistance Programs Homeless Assistance List

http://www.ceap.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CEAP-Resources-Homelessness.pdf

 

            b.         Government Benefits


Government Benefits

 

            c.         Seniors


Senior Services

 

            d.         College Students


Minnesota Office of Higher Education Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students (EAPS) Grant Program

https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2260


Resources for Undocumented Students and MN Dream Act

https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1586

 

            e.         COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance


The new emergency rental assistance program is called COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance, which is operating under the banner of RentHelpMN.

https://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19emergencyrentalassistance


Both landlords and tenants may apply for assistance.

https://www.renthelpmn.org/


"Payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant's behalf via direct deposit or check. If the landlord will not accept payment or does not respond, payment may be offered to the renter so the renter can make the rental payment to the landlord."

https://www.renthelpmn.org/learn-more


Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul created a short video on RenthelpMN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrXy8quXpDY

 

2.         Free Legal Aid, Pro Bono, Law Clinics, and Law on the Internet

 

            a.         Minneapolis and Hennepin County


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/ 

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location


Hennepin County Court Self Help Center

Hennepin Co. Govt. Center

300 South 6th Street, 2nd Floor, PSL

Minneapolis, MN 55487-0421

(651) 435-6535

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday

Closed legal holidays

http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Hennepin.aspx

Under Self Help Center


Power-Up Legal Clinic

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Available only by phone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays, call 651-222-5863 at 12:30 p.m.

You must say you are calling for Power-Up to get help that day.

A lawyer will call you back the same afternoon. After a brief introductory call, a volunteer attorney will call you back between 1:00 and 3:30 pm to hear about your issue in detail.

Any other civil legal issues

No criminal law issues

https://interfaithaction.org/what-we-do/powerup/

 

            b.         St. Paul and Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Telephone Intake: 1-888-575-2954

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake: 1-888-575-2954

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://smrls.org/contact-us/locations/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/ 

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location


Power-Up Legal Clinic

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

Available only by phone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays, call 651-222-5863 at 12:30 p.m.

You must say you are calling for Power-Up to get help that day.

A lawyer will call you back the same afternoon. After a brief introductory call, a volunteer attorney will call you back between 1:00 and 3:30 pm to hear about your issue in detail.

Any other civil legal issues

No criminal law issues

https://interfaithaction.org/what-we-do/powerup/


Dakota County:

Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd.

15025 Glazier Ave Suite 201 Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 431-3200

http://www.dakotalegal.org

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

            c.         Anoka


Judicare of Anoka County, Inc.

1201 - 89th Ave. NE Suite 310

Blaine, MN 55434

763-783-4970 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

http://www.anokajudicare.org/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Anoka County Bar Association Lawyer Referral

http://anokabar.com/member-directory


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/ 

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Anoka County Legal Advice Clinics

Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303

https://www.centralmnlegal.org/events/category/clinics/

 

            d.         Central Minnesota


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar

https://mylegalaid.org/about/locations/

Minneapolis Intake: 612-334-5970, Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

St. Cloud Intake: (320) 253-0121, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Willmar Intake: (320) 235-9600, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar

Minneapolis (612) 332-8151

St. Cloud (320) 253-0138

Willmar (320) 235-7662

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Clinics, Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS)

https://www.centralmnlegal.org/events/category/clinics/

 

            e.         Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota


Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota-Duluth

424 W. Superior St., 302 Ordean Building Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 623-8100

http://www.lasnem.org

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

            f.         Southern Minnesota


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

1-888-575-2954

http://smrls.org/contact-us/locations/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

            g.         State-wide

 

                        i.         Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs


Law Help Minnesota

Legal fact sheets and list of legal aid offices and pro bono programs

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

                        ii.        Email Advice


Minnesota Legal Advice Online (MLAO)

http://www.mnlegaladvice.org/

 

                        iii.       Information on the Law, Self-Help Centers, and Law Librarians


Law Help Minnesota

Legal fact sheets and list of legal aid offices and pro bono programs

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/


Self-Help Center for Minnesota District Courts

http//www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp


Law Librarians

http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Law-Libraries.aspx

 

3.         Over Income for Pro Bono


To be eligible for pro bono service, your income can be up to 125% of the Poverty Guidelines for legal aid and up to 300% for Volunteer Lawyers Network.

http://www.projusticemn.org/fedpovertyguidelines/

http://vlncommunityclinics.wikispaces.com/VLN's+Legal+Services


For those over 300%, here are some options.


The Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service (MNLRIS)

https://www.mnlawyerreferral.org/


Minnesota Unbundled Law Project

Unbundled legal services (also known as limited scope legal services) are customizable for your needs and budget. Participating attorneys will assess your legal issue and work with you to design a plan that works for you. Because you remain in control, you can work with your lawyer for as much or as little time as needed. This saves you money and makes it possible for you to get only the legal assistance you need.

https://mnunbundled.org/

(800) 882-6722

mnunbundled@mnbar.org


Collaborative Community Law Initiative

https://cclimn.legal.io/

https://www.facebook.com/LegalWiseMN/

 

4.         Addiction Support


Addiction Resource

https://addictionresource.com/alcohol/recovery/


Vaping 101 - Health Relation, Benefits, Dangers, Fun Facts, And More

https://vapingdaily.com/health/

 

5.         Animal Rights


Lori Peterson Law Firm

(612) 321-0606

http://www.thelawdog.com/animals.html


Barbara J. Gislason

763-220-2983 and 800-491-6432

https://www.gislason-law.com/Animal-Law/

 

6.         African Immigrants and Refugees

 

            a.         Services


African Development Center

1931 South 5th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55454

612-333-4772

Toll-free: 1-877-232-4775

http://adcminnesota.org/

info@adcminnesota.org


Isuroon

https://www.isuroon.org/

 

            b.         Immigration


See Immigration.

 

7.         Attorney Discipline and Malpractice


Patrick O'Neill

Phone: 651-312-6500

http://www.o-mlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Malpractice/Legal-Malpractice.shtml


Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

651-296-3952

http://lprb.mncourts.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

 

8.         Bankruptcy


JD Haas & Associates PLLC

(952) 345-1025

jdhaas@jdhaas.com

http://www.jdhaas.com/

 

9.         Cancer Legal Line


Cancer Legal Line

651-917-9000

info@cancerlegalline.org

http://www.cancerlegalline.org/

(legal services at no cost to Minnesotans affected by cancer)

 

10.       Civil Commitment Defense


William Lubov

Lubov Anderson, LLC

763-529-4200

http://www.lubovlaw.com/areas-of-practice/mental-health-law


Dan Repka

Repka Law LLC

651-395-7421

info@repkalawllc.com

www.repkalawllc.com

 

11.       Civil Rights


American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota

Civil rights claims against the government in Minnesota

https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/request-assistance


See Discrimination Complaints

 

12.       Conciliation Courts

 

            a.         General Information


Law Help

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/issues/the-legal-system/representing-yourself-in-small-claims-court-1


Court information

http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Hennepin/HennepinConciliationCourt.aspx


Conciliation Court forms

http://www.mncourts.gov/GetForms.aspx?c=10


Free legal help and clinics


Self-help centers and law Librarians

 

            b.         Hennepin County Conciliation Court and Clinic


Fourth District Conciliation Court

Minneapolis City Hall

350 South 5th Street, Rm. #306

Minneapolis, MN 55415-0926

(612) 348-2713

http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Hennepin/HennepinConciliationCourt.aspx


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

            c.         Ramsey County Conciliation Court and Clinic


Second District Conciliation Court

15 W Kellogg Blvd, Room 170

St Paul MN 55102

(651) 266-8230

http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Ramsey/RamseyCivilCourt.aspx


Volunteer attorneys and law students are available for brief consultation meetings about Housing Court and Conciliation Court cases every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Ramsey County Law Library on the 18th floor of the Ramsey County Court House, 15 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul MN 55102.

https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/Libraries/LawLibraryHousingConciliationCourt2018.pdf

 

13.       Consumer and Collection Defense


Law Help

Information on consumer law

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/money-debt-taxes


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


David J.S. Madgett

(612) 470-6529 and (612) 756-9406

dmadgett@madgettlaw.com

info@madgettlaw.com

http://madgettlaw.com/


Ryan D. Peterson

612-367-6568

ryan@peterson.legal

https://www.peterson.legal/


Ryan Conners

612-339-1515

http://www.connerslawfirm.com/

ryan@connerslawfirm.com


Ryder Law Firm, LLC

612-424-3770

randall@consumerlawyer.mn

http://consumerlawyer.mn/


Heaney Law Firm, LLC

952-933-9655

mark@heaneylaw.com

http://www.heaneylaw.com/mark-heaney.html

 

14.       Criminal Law


Law Help

Information on criminal law

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/criminal

 

            a.         Criminal Records Searches


Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

https//cch.state.mn.ushttps://cch.state.mn.us/pcchOffenderSearch.aspx


Minnesota Vine Link Search

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=24002


Court Records: Minnesota Trial Court Public Access (MPA) Remote View

http://pa.courts.state.mn.us/default.aspx

 

            b.         Criminal Records Expungement

 

                        i.         Expungement law


Attorney General

https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/Expungement.asp


Courts

https://www.mncourts.gov/Documents/50/Public/Self_Help_Center/Step_by_Step_Guide_to_Expungements_FINAL_on_web.pdf


Law Help Minnesota

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/criminal/expungement-and-criminal-records


Restoration of Rights Project - manual

https://ccresourcecenter.org/state-restoration-profiles/minnesota-restoration-of-rights-pardon-expungement-sealing/

 

                        ii.        Expungement advice and representation


Some agencies and attorneys that help people with criminal expungement are:


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN)

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/organization/vln-criminal-expungement-brief-services/individual-rights/criminal-expungement-1?ref=ZcZeL

Must be low-income.

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Legal Rights Center

1611 Park Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 337-0030

office@legalrightscenter.org

http://www.legalrightscenter.org/

(Hennepin County)


Lawyer Referral and Information Service

http://www.hcba.org/?LRIS_Referral

(612) 752-6666


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Ryan Conners

612-339-1515

http://www.connerslawfirm.com/

ryan@connerslawfirm.com

 

                        iii.       Expungement clinics


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Clinics

VLN is providing criminal expungement screenings and services by telephone. To request assistance for criminal expungement services, please call our regular intake line at 612-752-6677. The intake line is open 9am to 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. All in-person VLN criminal expungement seminars are currently on hold.

https://www.vlnmn.org/ce

 

            c.         Criminal Law Defense

 

                        i.         Public Defenders


Hennepin County Public Defender

701 Fourth Avenue South

Suite 1400

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-348-7530

http://www.hennepin.us/residents/public-safety/public-defender

pd.info@hennepin.us


Ramsey County Public Defender

101 5th St E, Suite 1808

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-757-1600


Public Defender Offices throughout the State

State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense

331 2nd Ave S Suite 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-349-2565

http://www.pubdef.state.mn.us/districtoffices


Appeals

Public Defender Appellate Office

540 Fairview Avenue N, Suite 300

St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 651-201-6700 Fax: 651-643-2148

http://www.pubdef.state.mn.us/appellate

 

                        ii.        Agencies


Legal Rights Center

1611 Park Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

612-337-0030

office@legalrightscenter.org

http://www.legalrightscenter.org/

(Hennepin County)


Neighborhood Justice Center Inc

500 Laurel Ave.

St Paul, MN 55102

651-222-4703

info@njcinc.org

http://www.njcinc.org/

(Ramsey County and East Metro)

 

                        iii.       Law Firms


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Hawkins Anderson Law Firm, P.A.

612-824-5005

info@hawkinslawmn.com

http://hawkinslawoffice.com/eric-hawkins/


Joseph G. Vaccaro

651-321-3871

joe@jgvlaw.com

https://jgvlaw.com/


De León, Nestor & Torres

612-822-6269

info@denestlaw.com

https://denestlaw.com/


Ryan Conners

612-339-1515

http://www.connerslawfirm.com/

ryan@connerslawfirm.com

(drugs or DUIs)


National Lawyers Guild List

https://www.nlg.org/referral-directory/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fprofile&reset=1&force=1&gid=14&state_province-2=1022

 

            d.         Police Misconduct Cases

 

                        i.         Agencies


Minneapolis

Office of Police Conduct Review

City of Minneapolis – Department of Civil Rights

350 S. Fifth St. – Room 239

Minneapolis, MN 55415

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/policereview/index.htm

(612) 673-3012


Saint Paul

Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission

15 Kellogg Boulevard West

City Hall 240

Saint Paul, MN 55102

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/human-rights-equal-economic-opportunity/police-civilian-internal-affairs-review

(651) 266-8966

 

                        ii.        Attorneys


National Lawyers Guild Minnesota Chapter

https://nlgmn.org/

nlgminn@gmail.com

(612) 444-2654

https://www.facebook.com/nlgminnesota/


Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative started by Colin Kaepernick.

https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/legal


Robert Bennett

rbennett@gaskinsbennett.com

612-333-9500

http://www.policebrutalityattorney.net/attorneys/robert-bennett-managing-partner/


Paul Edlund Law

612-338-2829

http://pauledlundlaw.com/areas-of-practice/personal-injury/police-misconduct-brutality/

 

            e.         Protest Representation, Trainiing, and Legal Observing


National Lawyers Guild Minnesota Chapter

https://nlgmn.org/

nlgminn@gmail.com

(612) 444-2654

https://www.facebook.com/nlgminnesota/

 

            f.         Crime Victim Advocates


Statewide Victim Services

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/help-for-crime-victims/Pages/victim-service-provider-directory.aspx

 

            g.         Prisoner Rights

 

                        i.         Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners


Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners provides civil and family law legal services to both male and female prisoners incarcerated in Minnesota correctional facilities.


Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

875 Summit Ave., Room 254

St Paul, MN 55105

651-290-8651

brad.colbert@mitchellhamline.edu

http://mitchellhamline.edu/biographies/person/bradford-colbert/

 

                        ii.        Complaints about jails

 

Hennepin County Sheriff

612-348-3744

https://www.hennepinsheriff.org/contact/contact-information


Ramsey County Sheriff

651-266-9333

https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/leadership/sheriffs-office/sheriffs-office-divisions/administration/filing-complaint

 

15.       Disability Law and Benefits


Law Help

Information on disability law

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/disability

 

            a.         Disability Benefits

 

                        i.         Applications


On Line

https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/


In-person

St Paul Social Security Office, 332 Minnesota St N650, St Paul, MN 55101

https://socialsecurityofficenear.me/in/minnesota/st-paul/332-minnesota-st-55101/

 

                        ii.        Attorneys


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Emily Cooper

Cooper Law, LLC

825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 950

Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-568-4529

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/contact-us/

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/

She handles cases on a sliding fee based on income and ability to pay.

 

            b.         Disability Discrimination


Law Help

Information on disability discrimination

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/disability/discrimination-and-americans-disabilities-act-ada


Minnesota Disability Law Center

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

http://mylegalaid.org/get-help

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

See Discrimination Complaints

 

            c.         Disability Planning


Margaret Grathwol

Chestnut Cambronne

612-336-2919

pgrathwol@chestnutcambronne.com

http://www.chestnutcambronne.com/bio-pgrathwol.html


Randy Boggio

rboggio@maserlaw.com

(952) 925-4147

https://www.maserlaw.com/employee/randy-boggio/


Laurie Hanson

Phone: 952-929-0622

info@mnelderlaw.com

https://mnelderlaw.com/laurie-hanson-attorney/

 

            d.         Disability Rights and Advocacy


Minnesota Disability Law Center

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

http://mylegalaid.org/get-help

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


The Arc Minnesota

952-920-0855

info@arcminnesota.org

https://arcminnesota.org/


PACER Center

952-838-9000

https://www.pacer.org/forms/

https://www.pacer.org/

 

16.       Discrimination Complaints


Minnesota Department of Human Rights

540 Fairview Avenue North

Suite 201

Saint Paul MN 55104

651-539-1100

https://mn.gov/mdhr/


Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

350 S. 5th St., Room 239

Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-673-3012

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/


St. Paul Human Rights Department

15 W. Kellogg Blvd.

City Hall 240

Saint Paul, MN 55102

651-266-8966

http://www.stpaul.gov/humanrights


Housing Discrimination Law Project

Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minnesota Disability Law Center

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

http://mylegalaid.org/get-help

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHE0)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/minnesota/working/localpo/fheo

Minneapolis Field Office

International Center, 920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300, Minneapolis MN 55402-4012

(612) 370-3000


Fair Housing Referral

http://fairhousingmn.org/rentersowners/findlegalhelp/


Justin D. Cummins

Cummins & Cummins, LLP

612-465-0108

justin@cummins-law.com

https://www.cummins-law.com/attorneys/justin-d-cummins/

 

17.       Domestic Violence, Abuse, Orders for Protection and Harassment

 

            a.         Law Help


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/abuse-crime-victims

 

            b.         Free services


Harriet Tubman Center West

3111 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408 

612-825-3333

https://www.tubman.org/


StandPoint

1611 Park Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

800.313.2666

http://www.standpointmn.org/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

http://vlncommunityclinics.wikispaces.com/VLN%27s+Legal+Services

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Hennepin and Anoka Counties

Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Ramsey County and South and East Metro Counties:

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Telephone Intake: 651-222-4731

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake : 651-224-7301

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://www.smrls.org/get-help

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location


Family Court Hennepin County Court Self-Help Center

Family Justice Center

110 South 4th Street

1st Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday

Closed legal holidays

Self-Help Center closes at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

http://www.mncourts.gov/district/4/selfhelp


See Over Income for Pro Bono

 

            c.         Private Attorneys: Domestic Abuse Orders for Protection


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Some other attorneys that I do not know but market themselves as doing order for protection plaintiffs and defendants representation are:


Speas Law Firm, P.A.

Jennifer@SpeasLaw.com

612-333-6160

http://speaslaw.com/order-for-protection-violations-ofp


Beckman, Steen & Lungstrom, P.A.

952-938-3411

http://www.beckman-steen.com/Family-Law/Domestic-Abuse-Order_For_Protection.shtml

 

            d.         Private Attorneys: Harassment Restraining Orders


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Some other attorneys that I do not know but market themselves as doing harassment order cases are:


Villaume & Schiek, P.A.

952.851.9500

http://www.defendmn.com/criminal-defense/restraining-orders/


Wilson Law Group

612-436-7100

https://wilsonlg.com/family/topics/harassment-restraining-orders-and-orders-protection/discussion/harassment-restraining


Daniel J. Brazil, P.A.

612-874-6109

http://www.djbrazil-law.com/harassment-restraining-orders/


Tom Lee, P.A.

651-631-1106

http://www.tomleelaw.com/restraining-orders.php


Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C.

612-200-2822

https://www.macksantanalaw.com/Practice-Areas/Domestic-Abuse-Harassment-Restraining-Orders.shtml

 

18.       Elder Law (including estate planning, probate and wills)


See Over Income for Pro Bono

See Veterans

See Medical Assistance and Medicaid Attorneys


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/seniors


Estate and Elder Law Services at Volunteers of America MN

1900 Central Ave NE (map)

Suite 106

Minneapolis, MN 55418

(612) 676-6300

https://www.voamnwi.org/estate-and-elder-law

estateandelderlaw@voamn.org

A statewide nonprofit law firm offering both full fee and sliding-fee services to individual clients in the following areas: wills; powers of attorney; health care directives; probate; supported decision making; guardianship; conservatorship; medical assistance planning; and supplemental and special needs trusts.


Margaret Grathwol

Chestnut Cambronne

612-336-2919

pgrathwol@chestnutcambronne.com

http://www.chestnutcambronne.com/bio-pgrathwol.html


Randy Boggio

rboggio@maserlaw.com

(952) 925-4147

https://www.maserlaw.com/employee/randy-boggio/


Laurie Hanson

Phone: 952-929-0622

info@mnelderlaw.com

https://mnelderlaw.com/laurie-hanson-attorney/


Jasper Berg

952-222-9462

jasper.berg@iajlaw.com

https://iajlaw.com


Minnesota Elder Law, Medicaid, Estate Planning Attorney List

Minnesota Care Planning Council

http://www.careminnesota.org/list18_minnesota_elder_law_attorneys_lawyers_medicaid_advice.htm


Here is information on wills and probate.

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/issues/seniors/wills-probate-and-trusts


See Senior Services

 

19.       Employment

 

            a.         Employment Termination


Justin D. Cummins

Cummins & Cummins, LLP

612-465-0108

justin@cummins-law.com

https://www.cummins-law.com/attorneys/justin-d-cummins/


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Joseph G. Vaccaro

651-321-3871

joe@jgvlaw.com

https://jgvlaw.com/


Jasper Berg

952-222-9462

jasper.berg@iajlaw.com

https://iajlaw.com


Ryan Conners

612-339-1515

http://www.connerslawfirm.com/

ryan@connerslawfirm.com


Gregg M. Corwin & Associates

952-544-7774

https://www.gcorwin.com/

 

            b.         Employment Discrimination

 

                        i.         Agencies


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Minneapolis Area Office

Towle Building

330 South Second Avenue, Suite 720

Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224

1-800-669-4000

To schedule appointments, call 612-335-4040

http://www.eeoc.gov/field/minneapolis/


Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Freeman Building

625 Robert Street North

Saint Paul MN 55155

651-539-1100

http://mn.gov/mdhr/intake/index.html


Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

350 S. 5th St., Room 239

Minneapolis, MN 55415

612-673-3012

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/


St. Paul Human Rights Department

15 W. Kellogg Blvd.

City Hall 240

Saint Paul, MN 55102

651-266-8966

http://www.stpaul.gov/humanrights

 

                        ii.        Law Firms


Justin D. Cummins

Cummins & Cummins, LLP

612-465-0108

justin@cummins-law.com

https://www.cummins-law.com/attorneys/justin-d-cummins/


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/

 

            c.         Unemployment Benefits

 

                        i.         Applications and Information


Applications

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644

Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090

TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-866-814-1252

http://www.uimn.org/applicants/index.jsp


Information from Law Help MN

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/issues/work/unemployment-benefits

 

                        ii.        Clinics


The Pro Bono Unemployment Compensation Appeals Program at Winthrop & Weinstein P.A., offers legal help with appeals. You can contact them at 612-604-6505.


Unemployment Appeal Legal Advice Clinic

In-person appointments are not an option during this time. Telephone appointments may be scheduled by clicking on the link below.

https://mn.gov/law-library/services/clinics/unemploymentclinic.jsp

 

                        iii.       Private Attorneys


Jasper Berg

952-222-9462

jasper.berg@iajlaw.com

https://iajlaw.com


Craig W. Trepanier, Esq.

612-455-0502

craig@trepanierlaw.com

www.trepanierlaw.com


Villaume & Schiek, P.A.

952-232-1886

http://www.defendmn.com/Employment-Law/Unemployment-Appeals.shtml

 

            d.         Workers Compensation Claims


Lucas Cragg

612-465-0320

http://www.teplinskylawgroup.com/contact/


Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

pwandzel@fredlaw.com

612-492-7608

https://www.fredlaw.com/practices__industries/workers_compensation__osha/


Super Lawyers has a list of Minneapolis Workers Compensation Attorneys.

http://www.superlawyers.com/minnesota/Minneapolis/Workers-Compensation/browse


Many personal injury law firms also handled workers compensation cases. I do not know them and whether they take any pro bono matters.


Fields Law Firm

701 N Washington Ave #300

Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-315-7586

http://www.fieldslaw.com/workers-comp-attorneys-minnesota-mn/?gclid=CP3bjZvghdACFUQdaQod-cEHWA


Meshbesher Law Firm

9th Floor IDS Center

80 South 8th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55402

info@meshbesherlawfirm.com

https://www.meshbesherlawfirm.com/workers-compensation.html


Sieben Carey

901 Marquette Avenue, Suite 500

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

612-333-4500

http://www.knowyourrights.com/workers-compensation.aspx


Robert Wilson & Associates

404 3rd Ave N #201

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 334-3444

http://www.wilsoninjurylaw.com/

 

20.       Environmental Law


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

26 East Exchange Street, Suite 206  

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

651-223-5969

http://www.mncenter.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MCEA1974/


Environmental groups list by state

https://ecoindiana.net/environmental-organizations/

 

21.       Family Law, Divorce and Dissolution, and Children’s Rights and Juvenile Law

 

            a.         General

 

                        i.         Law Help


Law Help

Information on family law

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/family

 

                        ii.        Twin Cities

 

                                    (1)       Legal Aid and Volunteer Programs

 

                                                (a)       Twin Cities


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Tubman Pro Bono Family Law Program

Service areas: Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington

4432 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-870-2426

http://www.tubman.org/

 

                                                (b)       Hennepin County


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


The Low Fee Family Law Project is a part of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, designed to allow affordable representation to the working poor, with income just above the financial bracket where services are available through other legal services providers. Service is provided where volunteers and clients can be matched. A variety of conditions apply. It takes calls 612-752-6666 Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

http://www.hcba.org/?page=vlnandprobono#LAP

http://www.hcba.org/?page=LawyerReferralHome

 

                                                (c)       St. Paul and Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Telephone Intake : 651-222-4731

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake : 651-224-7301

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://www.smrls.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=SMRLS%20Local%20Offices

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Ramsey County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service

The Attorney Referral Service assists callers in finding an attorney who matches their legal needs. ARS staff will schedule a 30-minute consultation with a private attorney at a location convenient to you.

Service Areas: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

651-224-1775

https://www.ramseybar.org/


Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd.

15025 Glazier Ave Suite 201 Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 431-3200

http://www.dakotalegal.org

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

                                    (2)       Advice Clinics and Self Help Centers

 

                                                (a)       Twin Cities


Tubman Family Law Self-Represented Legal Clinics

4432 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-870-2426

http://www.tubman.org/

 

                                                (b)       Hennepin County


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location


Family Court Hennepin County Court Self-Help Center

Family Justice Center

110 South 4th Street, 1st Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; Closed legal holidays

Help with forms

http://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Hennepin.aspx

Under Self Help Center

 

                                                (c)       St. Paul and Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties


Power-Up Legal Clinic

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Available only by phone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays, call 651-222-5863 at 12:30 p.m.

You must say you are calling for Power-Up to get help that day.

A lawyer will call you back the same afternoon. After a brief introductory call, a volunteer attorney will call you back between 1:00 and 3:30 pm to hear about your issue in detail.

Any other civil legal issues

No criminal law issues

https://interfaithaction.org/what-we-do/powerup/


Ramsey County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service

The Attorney Referral Service assists callers in finding an attorney who matches their legal needs. ARS staff will schedule a 30-minute consultation with a private attorney at a location convenient to you.

Service Areas: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

651-224-1775

https://www.ramseybar.org/

 

                                    (3)       Law Firms


Emily Cooper

Cooper Law, LLC

825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 950

Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-568-4529

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/contact-us/

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/

She handles cases on a sliding fee based on income and ability to pay.


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/


Cornerstone Family Law

2915 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 211

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

(612)-255-0378

https://cornerstonefamilylaw.com/about-us/

It charges sliding fees based on ability to pay.


Karim G. El-Ghazzawy

612-659-0199

http://keglaw.net/attorneys/karim-g-el-ghazzawy/

 

                        iii.       Anoka


Anoka County Family Law Clinic

Two Thursdays per month, by appointment only.

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

By phone consultation and ZOOM video conferencing

Appointments may be scheduled at the Anoka County Law Library or by calling the Anoka Law Library at 763-324-5560.

https://www.anokacounty.us/3425/Anoka-County-Family-Law-Clinic


Judicare of Anoka County, Inc.

1201 - 89th Ave. NE Suite 310

Blaine, MN 55434

763-783-4970 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

http://www.anokajudicare.org/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Anoka County Bar Association Lawyer Referral

http://www.anokabar.com/members

 

                        iv.       State-wide


The Statewide Low Fee Family Law Project, a joint initiative of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and the HCBA's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), provides legal assistance at reduced rates for low-income individuals with family law issues. Attorneys participating in the program agree to provide full representation to clients for a $500 retainer and at an hourly rate of $55 per hour.

https://www.hcbalawyerreferral.org/attorneys/low-fee-family-law-project/

 

            b.         Domestic Violence, Abuse, Orders for Protection and Harassment


See Domestic Violence, Abuse, Orders for Protection and Harassment

 

            c.         Parental Rights Termination


Parents have a right to appointed counsel.


Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure

Rule 25.Right to Representation; Appointment of Counsel

https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/court_rules/rule.php?type=ju&subtype=rjpp&id=25

Minn. Stat. § 260C.163 HEARING.

https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=260C.163#stat.260C.163.3


If they do not qualify, there are attorneys who do the work, although I do not know them.


Brown Law Offices, PA

763-323-6555

http://www.brownfamilylaw.com/cases/parental-rights-termination/


Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A

651-760-7524

http://www.aphlaw.com/family-law/termination-of-parental-rights/


Flanders Law Firm

612-360-4721

http://flanderslawfirm.com/practice-areas/minnesota-family-law/minnesota-termination-of-parental-rights-lawyer/

 

            d.         Children’s Rights and Juvenile Law


Children’s rights, foster care, and juvenile court


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Children’s Law Center of Minnesota

651-644-4438

http://www.clcmn.org/


Jean Brandl

612-206-3773

Jean@BrandlLaw.com

http://brandllaw.com/

 

            e.         Adoptions and Foster Care


MN ADOPT has a list of adoption and foster care attorneys.

https://www.mnadopt.org/resources/attorneys/


It also has information on adoption and foster care.

https://www.mnadopt.org/

 

22.       Government Benefits

 

            a.         Applications

 

                        i.         County Programs


Hennepin County Economic Assistance

Century Plaza Family Service Center

330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis

612-596-1300

Toll free 844-803-8466

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Interpreters are available.

Applications may be submitted on line.

http://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/cash-assistance


Ramsey County Economic Assistance

160 East Kellogg Blvd.

Government Center East

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-266-4444

The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on weeks with holidays.

Interpreter services are available.

Applications may be submitted on line.

https://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/hs/financialassistance.htm


Anoka County Economic Assistance

2100 3rd Ave.

Anoka, MN 55303

763-422-7200

https://www.anokacounty.us/193/Economic-Assistance

 

                        ii.        Unemployment Benefits


See Unemployment Benefits

 

            b.         Disability Benefits Attorneys


See Free Legal Aid, Pro Bono, Law Clinics, and Law on the Internet


Greeman Toomey PLLC

A Social Security Disability Law Firm

Marquette Plaza Suite 1380

250 Marquette Avenue,

Minneapolis MN 55401

(612) 332-3252 or toll-free at (877) 332-3252

info@greemantoomey.com

http://www.greemantoomey.com/


Emily Cooper

Cooper Law, LLC

825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 950

Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-568-4529

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/contact-us/

http://www.cooperlawmn.com/

She handles cases on a sliding fee based on income and ability to pay.

 

            c.         Medical Assistance and Medicaid Attorneys


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/benefits-health-care/government-health-care-programs


See Free Legal Aid, Pro Bono, Law Clinics, and Law on the Internet


Laurie Hanson

Long, Reher, Hanson & Price, P.A.

952-929-0622

info@mnelderlaw.com

https://mnelderlaw.com/laurie-hanson-attorney/


Margaret Grathwol

Chestnut Cambronne

612-336-2919

pgrathwol@chestnutcambronne.com

http://www.chestnutcambronne.com/bio-pgrathwol.html


Randy Boggio

rboggio@maserlaw.com

(952) 925-4147

https://www.maserlaw.com/employee/randy-boggio/


Jasper Berg

952-222-9462

jasper.berg@iajlaw.com

https://iajlaw.com


Minnesota Elder Law, Medicaid, Estate Planning Attorney List

Minnesota Care Planning Council

http://www.careminnesota.org/list18_minnesota_elder_law_attorneys_lawyers_medicaid_advice.htm


See Elder Law 

 

            d.         COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance


COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

 

23.       Group Homes and other Cases Services for Persons with Special Needs: Search and Licensing


Search

https://mnopenings.org/


Licensing

https://licensinglookup.dhs.state.mn.us/

 

24.       Guardianship and Conservatorship


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/seniors/guardianship-and-conservatorship


Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County) Self-Help Center Guardianship Panel

30 minute telephone legal advice

To schedule advice, visit the Center.

Self-Help Center

Hennepin Co. Govt. Center

300 South 6th Street

2nd Floor, PSL

Minneapolis, MN 55487-0421


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Estate and Elder Law Services at Volunteers of America MN

1900 Central Ave NE, Suite 106

Minneapolis, MN 55418

(612) 676-6300

https://www.voamnwi.org/estate-and-elder-law


See Over Income for Pro Bono


Court Materials

Manual

http://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/CourtForms/GAC101.pdf?ext=.pdf

Forms

http://www.mncourts.gov/GetForms.aspx?c=21

 

25.       Hmong Attorneys and Community Resources

 

            a.         Attorneys


Ma Manee Moua

Moua Law Office

Attorney Ma Manee Moua

261 Ruth St. N - Upper Level

St. Paul, MN 55119

(651) 765-7389 TEL

manee@moualawoffice.com

http://www.moualawoffice.com/

Criminal, personal injury, civil rights, civil litigation, and business


Anivuin Xiong

1001 Johnson Parkway, Suite A3

St. Paul, MN 55106

612-643-1199

anivuin@atmanlawfirm.com

http://atmanlawfirm.com/

Criminal, civil, business, personal injury, and family law

 

            b.         Community Resources


Tou Choa Lee

Community Liason

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

612-746-3791

tclee@mylegalaid.org


Hmong Cultural Center

375 University Avenue West, Suite 204, Saint Paul, MN 55103.

651-917-9937

http://www.hmongcc.org/

Staff

http://www.hmongcc.org/meet-our-board-and-staff.html


Hmong American Partnership

1075 Arcade St.

Saint Paul, MN 55106

651-495-9160 

http://www.hmong.org/

Staff

http://www.hmong.org/about-us/hap-staff/


Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

4024 Washington Avenue North, Suite #101

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412

612-374-2694

http://www.hamaainc.org/

Staff

http://www.hamaainc.org/staff.html

 

26.       Housing: Tenants (Homeownership Listed Below)

 

            a.         Law Help


Law Help

Information on tenant and landlord rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/housing

 

            b.         Bedbugs


There is information at:


Law Help

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/fact-sheet/bed-bugs


University of Minnesota

http://www.bedbugs.umn.edu/

612-624-2200 or 1-855-644-2200

bedbugs@umn.edu


Minneapolis Department of Health

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/health/homes/bedbugs/index.htm

612-673-2301

health@minneapolismn.gov


Minnesota Department of Health

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/pests/bedbugs.html

651-201-5000 or 888-345-0823


Making a complaint:


Minneapolis

Call 311

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/inspections/report/rental-complaint


Ramsey County

Call 651-266-2400

https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/departments/health-and-wellness/public-health


Legal Help and Advice

See Housing Legal Advice Clinics

See Housing Legal Advice and Representation

 

            c.         Financial Assistance for Tenants, including COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance


General Non-legal Services: Financial Help, Shelters, Social Services, etc.


COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

 

            d.         Housing Discrimination


Law Help

Information on housing discrimination

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/housing/housing-discrimination


See Discrimination Complaints

 

            e.         Housing inspections

 

                        (1)       City inspections


Many cities have housing inspectors, but some do not. Here are some. Check with your city.


City of Minneapolis Government Agencies

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/311/

Visit website or call 311 for housing inspections and other Minneapolis city offices


St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections

https://www.stpaul.gov/report-incident

Visit website or call 651-266-8989

 

                        (2)       Section 8 inspections


Tenant with Section 8 vouchers can contact the Section 8 Office to schedule an inspection.

 

                        (3)       Private inspections


These inspectors charge a fee.


John Trostle Consulting

Mobile 612-715-0251

Office 612-721-5632

http://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/mn/minneapolis/john-trostle-reviews-103180.htm.


Greg Myers

Midwest Environmental Consulting

http://www.midwestenvironmentalconsulting.com/bl/

 

            f.         Housing Legal Advice Clinics


There are housing advice clinics at some county courthouses. You should bring a copy of your court papers, your lease, and any other documents related to your case.

 

                        i.         Hennepin County Housing Clinics

 

                                    (1)       Hennepin County Housing Court Project Clinic


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

                                    (2)       Volunteer Lawyers Network Eviction Expungement Clinic


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

                        ii.        Ramsey County Housing Clinics

 

                                    (1)       Eviction Defense Clinic


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

                                    (2)       General Housing Clinic


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

                                    (3)       Power-Up Legal Clinic


Power-Up Legal Clinic

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Available only by phone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays, call 651-222-5863 at 12:30 p.m.

You must say you are calling for Power-Up to get help that day.

A lawyer will call you back the same afternoon. After a brief introductory call, a volunteer attorney will call you back between 1:00 and 3:30 pm to hear about your issue in detail.

Any other civil legal issues

No criminal law issues

https://interfaithaction.org/what-we-do/powerup/

 

                        iii.       Anoka County Housing Clinic


Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location

 

            g.         Housing Legal Advice and Representation

 

                        i.         Free Legal Services

 

                                    (1)       Hennepin County


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

                                    (2)       South and East Metropolitan Area


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Telephone Intake : 651-222-4731

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake : 651-224-7301

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://www.smrls.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=SMRLS%20Local%20Offices

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

                                    (3)       Twin Cities Metropolitan Area


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Law Help Minnesota

Legal fact sheets and list of legal aid offices and pro bono programs

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/

 

                                    (4)       Statewide


Law Help Minnesota

Legal fact sheets and list of legal aid offices and pro bono programs

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/


HOME Line

http://www.homelinemn.org/

612-728-5767

It provides free and low cost tenant advice and representation. Some of the staff are former students of mine, and other are former colleagues.


Minnesota Legal Advice Online (MLAO)

http://www.mnlegaladvice.org/

 

                                    (5)       Advice


HOME Line

http://www.homelinemn.org/

612-728-5767

It provides free and low cost tenant advice and representation. Some of the staff are former students of mine, and other are former colleagues.


Minnesota Legal Advice Online (MLAO)

http://www.mnlegaladvice.org/

 

                        ii.        Modest Fee Programs


See Over Income for Pro Bono

 

                        iii.       Private Attorneys


Here are some private attorneys who represent landlords and tenants. I do not know what they charge, and if they offer reduced fees or pro bono service.


David J.S. Madgett

612-470-6529 and 612-756-9406

http://madgettlaw.com/

info@madgettlaw.com

dmadgett@madgettlaw.com


Ryan D. Peterson

612-367-6568

https://www.peterson.legal/

ryan@peterson.legal


Joseph G. Vaccaro

651-321-3871

https://jgvlaw.com/

joe@jgvlaw.com


Alex Kyes

(651) 756-0818

https://www.facebook.com/KyesLaw/

alex@kyeslaw.com


Aaron Hall

612-466-0010

http://thompsonhall.com/real-estate/landlord/


Kirby C. Graff

952-404-2100

KirbyG@ssmnlaw.com

https://ssmnlaw.com/kirby-c-graff/

 

                        iv.       Complaints about Landlords to the Minnesota Attorney General


The Attorney General’s Office welcomes complaints from constituents on a large variety of matters.

https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/Complaint.asp

 

                        v.         Tenant Organizing


Statewide:

HOME Line

http://www.homelinemn.org/

612-728-5767

It provides free and low cost tenant advice, organizing and representation. Some of the staff are former students of mine, and other are former colleagues.


Twin Cities:

United Renters For Justice/Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia

https://www.inquilinxsunidxs.org/

https://www.facebook.com/inquilinxsunidxs

612-605-1888

Renters organizing renters.

 

                        vi.       Housing Preservation


Housing Justice Center

275 E. 4th Street, #590

Saint Paul, MN 55101

(612) 807-1139

RentHelpMN Assistance: 1 (800) 403-0476

Renters Reclaim the Record: 1 (800) 429-1705

clients@hjcmn.org

http://hjcmn.org/

Its primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low income individuals and families.

 

            h.         Looking for Housing


Housing Link

International Market Square

Suite 509

275 Market Street

Minneapolis, MN 55405

612-522-2500

info@housinglink.org

http://www.housinglink.org/Home.aspx


Public and Subsidized Housing


Tenant Screening Reports

 

            i.         Manufactured and Mobile Home Parks


Information on Resident Rights from Law Help Minnesota

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/housing/mobile-homes


All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC)

Tenant Hotline: Common Questions & Answers

Metro Area (651) 644-5525

Toll Free: (855) 361-2722

hotline@allparksallianceforchange.org

http://www.allparksallianceforchange.org/?q=tenanthotline/q-and-a


Hennepin County:

Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Hennepin County:

Minneapolis Office, Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


South and East Metropolitan Area:

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

St. Paul Telephone Intake : 651-222-4731

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake : 651-224-7301

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://www.smrls.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=SMRLS%20Local%20Offices

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Twin Cities Metropolitan Area:

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Statewide:

HOME Line

http://www.homelinemn.org/

612-728-5767

It provides free and low cost tenant advice and representation. Some of the staff are former students of mine, and other are former colleagues.

 

            j.         Mold in Housing


James B. Sheehy

Meshbesher & Spence

https://meshbesher.com/our-lawyers/james-b-sheehy/

(612) 930-0216


Hall Law Office

https://www.hallinjurylaw.com/practice-areas/toxic-poisoning-injuries/

800-292-1979


Super Lawyer List

https://attorneys.superlawyers.com/toxic-mold/minnesota/minneapolis/

 

            k.         Public and Subsidized Housing


HousingLink list

https://www.housinglink.org/SubsidizedHousing


Affordable Housing Online list

https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/Minnesota


Low Income Housing US list

https://www.lowincomehousing.us/MN.html


PublicHousing.com list

https://www.publichousing.com/state/minnesota


United States Department of Housing and Urban Development list

https://www.hud.gov/states/minnesota/renting

 

            l.         RentHelpMN


The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) emergency rental assistance program is called COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance, which is operating under the banner of RentHelpMN:

https://www.renthelpmn.org/


Call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Information sessions: http://youtu.be/2nTW9VQ7zWg


Denials: Applicants can appeal in writing by mail or by fax within 10 days. There is no specific form. A letter will do. State the following in the letter: (1) who you are; name, address, application ID # (if known), (2) why you were denied (if known), (3) why this denial was in error, and (4) why you should be eligible. Reapplying is another option. For assistance, contact the Housing Justice Center at (800) 403-0476.


Housing Justice Center

275 E. 4th Street, #590

Saint Paul, MN 55101

(612) 807-1139

RentHelpMN Assistance: 1 (800) 403-0476

Renters Reclaim the Record: 1 (800) 429-1705

clients@hjcmn.org

http://hjcmn.org/

Its primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low income individuals and families.

 

            m.       Shelters and Homeless Assistance


United Way 211

http://www.211unitedway.org/

Call 211™ or 651-291-0211

State-wide list of community resources, like housing assistance , shelters, and food shelf locations


Community Emergency Assistance Programs Homeless Assistance List

http://www.ceap.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CEAP-Resources-Homelessness.pdf


Saint Paul shelters

https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=St.%20Paul&state=MN


Minneapolis shelters

https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Minneapolis&state=MN

 

            n.         Smoke-free rights


Live Smoke Free Legal Information for Renters

http://www.mnsmokefreehousing.org/tenants/tenant_rights.html

Live Smoke Free

2395 University Avenue West, Suite 310

St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651.646.3005 | Fax: 651.646.0142


Law Help MN

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/files/1765CC5E-1EC9-4FC4-65EC-957272D8A04E/attachments/0705F4A0-E9D1-2758-EE6F-BAAF5C0B9BCF/373951228SHS%20and%20Tenants%20Rights.pdf

 

            o.         Tenant Screening Reports


Many landlords use reports from tenant screening agencies to decide whether to rent to tenants. The Housing Justice Center has launched a new statewide project, Renters Reclaim the Record. The goal of this project is to identify and mitigate barriers for Minnesota renters seeking housing who were recently denied housing based on their tenant screening report. Renters are connected with an attorney who helps renters access the tenant screening report and answer any questions about the report, check for any inaccuracies, and provide other resources to help renters feel empowered in the rental search process. Referrals can be sent to the Housing Justice Center at 1-800-429-1705. More information can be found on its website.

https://www.hjcmn.org/project/renters-reclaim-the-record/


Housing Justice Center

275 E. 4th Street, #590

Saint Paul, MN 55101

(612) 807-1139

RentHelpMN Assistance: 1 (800) 403-0476

Renters Reclaim the Record: 1 (800) 429-1705

clients@hjcmn.org

http://hjcmn.org/

Its primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low income individuals and families.

 

27.       Housing: Homeownership

 

            a.         Condominium and homeowner associations attorneys


John Brennan

(952) 942-4747

http://johnbrennanlaw.com/


Chris Renz

612-339-7300

http://www.chestnutcambronne.com/bio-crenz.html


Carl Christensen

612-823-4016

http://www.clawoffice.com/

 

            b.         Home buying and home owner programs


Minnesota Homeownership Center

https://www.hocmn.org/homeownershipopportunityalliance/


Homes Within Reach

Program https://homeswithinreach.org/wp/

List of other agencies https://homeswithinreach.org/wp/homeownership-resources/


Isuroon

https://www.isuroon.org/housing-services

 

            c.         Real estate

 

                        i.         Residential


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

For low-income persons

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


See Over Income for Pro Bono


Daniel R. Tyson, P.A.

(612) 843-4471

dan@danieltysonlaw.com


See Mortgage Foreclosure, Contract for Deed Cancellation, and Home Ownership

 

                        ii.        Commercial


Roseanne Hope

(612) 669-7017

roseanne@hopelawoffice.com

http://hopelawoffice.com/

 

28.       Identity Theft


Victims of identity theft should report it to the police and possibly the FBI and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, all of which might be able to investigate this as a crime.


http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/publications/identitytheft.asp

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/cyber/identity_theft

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/help-for-crime-victims/Pages/Identity%20Theft.aspx

 

29.       Immigration

 

            a.         Law Help


Law Help

Information on immigration

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/immigration

 

            b.         Immigration Organizations


The Advocates is a non-profit organization in Minneapolis which represents asylum-seekers who cannot afford to hire competent legal counsel or refers their cases to local pro bono attorneys.


The Advocates for Human Rights

Immigration Client Line: 612-341-9845

hrights@advrights.org

http://www.advrights.org/


The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is a nonprofit that enhances opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities.


Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

1-800-223-1368 Client intake

http://www.ilcm.org/


The James H. Binger Center for New Americans offers several immigration clinics.

* Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic: improves and transforms U.S. immigration law through collaborative impact litigation in the federal courts.

* Detainee Rights Clinic: defends the rights of indigent noncitizens incarcerated by the Department of Homeland Security.

* Immigration and Human Rights Clinic: represents asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries.

* Education and Outreach: educates noncitizens about their legal rights and trains lawyers to provide high quality pro bono legal services.


James H. Binger Center for New Americans

University of Minnesota Law School

Elizabeth Coffield

Administrative Coordinator

612-301-8650

ecoffiel@umn.edu

https://www.law.umn.edu/james-h-binger-center-new-americans

 

            c.         Free Legal Aid and Volunteer Attorney Programs


Minneapolis Office, Mid Minnesota Legal Aid

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

Employment authorization, citizenship, deferred action for childhood arrivals, and assistance to victims of violence

http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/poverty-law

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

St. Paul Telephone Intake : 651-222-4731

(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

St. Paul Seniors Intake : 651-224-7301

(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)

http://www.smrls.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=SMRLS%20Local%20Offices

Applications for permanent residence; naturalization and citizenship applications; applications for victims of domestic violence and violent crimes; replacement of lost, stolen or expiring documents; family visa petitions (limited)

SMRLS does not handle asylum cases, TPS cases, DACA cases, DAPA cases, NACARA cases, cases for immigration detainees, and cases in removal (deportation) proceedings in Immigration court. It handles very limited family visa petitions.

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

http://vlncommunityclinics.wikispaces.com/VLN%27s+Legal+Services

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

            d.         Immigration Clinics


Park Avenue Legal Clinic

3400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis

Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. (except 5th Thursday of month and holiday weeks)

Walk-in, first-come, first-served


Brooklyn Center Legal Clinic

Waite House Legal Clinic

Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) Legal Advice Clinics

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, VLN is has cancelled all in person clinics. The phone intake line will remain open for clients during its normal hours. Please call 612-752-6677 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/clinics-by-location


You also can search for immigration law help by city or county and legal problem.

http://www.lawhelpmn.org/find-legal-help

 

            e.         Private Attorneys


Sandra Feist

Grell Feist Prince PLC

825 Nicollet Mall

Suite 1648

Minneapolis, MN 55402

612-354-2682

sfeist@grellfeist.com

http://www.grellfeist.com/about-us/sandra-feist/


Joseph G. Vaccaro

651-321-3871

https://jgvlaw.com/

joe@jgvlaw.com


De León, Nestor & Torres

612-822-6269

info@denestlaw.com

https://denestlaw.com/


National Lawyers Guild List

https://www.nlg.org/referral-directory/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fprofile&reset=1&force=1&gid=14&state_province-2=1022

 

30.       Islamic Civil Liberties


Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota

CAIR-Minnesota, Inc

2511 East Franklin Ave Suite #100

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Tel: 612-206-3360

info@mn.cair.com

https://www.cairmn.com/


See Immigration.

 

31.       Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ)


Minnesota LGBTQ Directory

http://mnlgbtqdirectory.org/

Providers who currently serve LGBTQ people


OutFront Minnesota

310 East 38th Street, Suite 209

Minneapolis, MN 55409-1337

612.822.0127 and 800.800.0350

https://www.outfront.org/

Advocacy


JustUs Health

2577 W. Territorial Rd.

St. Paul, MN 55114

612-341-2060

https://www.justushealth.org/

Health care access and legal services

 

32.       Mediation


Community Mediation Minnesota consists of several member organizations across the state with staff and volunteers to help resolve disputes. Community Mediation Minnesota has a centralized intake and referral system so anyone in Minnesota can call a single phone number and be connected to a mediator who can provide services via video conferencing.


Community Mediation Member Organizations:

Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc.

Conflict Resolution Center

Dispute Resolution Center

Mediation & Conflict Solutions

Mediation and Restorative Services

Restorative and Mediation Practices


Contact:

1-833-266-2663

info@CommunityMediationMN.org

https://communitymediationmn.org

33.       Medical Malpractice


John Dornik

Siegel Brill, P.A.

612-337-6100

http://www.siegelbrill.com


Joshua Tuchscherer 

Meshbesher & Spence

612-339-9121

http://www.meshbesher.com/practice-areas/medical-malpractice


Meshbesher Law Firm

612-349-5215

http://www.meshbesherlawfirm.com/medical-malpractice.html


Pritzker Olsen, P.A

612-338-0202

http://www.pritzkerlaw.com/medical-malpractice/


Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P

612-349-8500

http://www.rkmc.com/services/medical-malpractice-attorneys

 

34.       Mortgage Foreclosure, Contract for Deed Cancellation, and Home Ownership


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/housing/mortgages-foreclosures-and-contract-deed


Minnesota Homeownership Center

651-659-9336 / 866-462-6466

http://www.hocmn.org/


See Free Legal Aid, Pro Bono, Law Clinics, and Law on the Internet


See Over Income for Pro Bono


Burns & Hansen, P.A.

952-232-5991 (Twin Cities) or 866-291-4854 (toll free)

https://www.patrickburnslaw.com/Contact.shtml


Christensen Law Office PLLC

612-823-4016

info@clawoffice.com

https://www.clawoffice.com/contact


Listings of attorneys

https://www.justia.com/lawyers/foreclosure-defense/minnesota

https://lawyers.law.cornell.edu/lawyers/foreclosure-defense/minnesota

 

35.       Native Americans


Indian Child Welfare Law Center

1730 Clifton Pl #104, Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 879-9165

http://www.icwlc.org/

 

36.       Personal Injury


McEllistrem, Fargione, Landy, Rorvig & Eken, P.A.

700 International Plaza

7900 International Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55425

952.544.5501

http://mcfarg.com/

Michael Fargione

http://mcfarg.com/fargione

 

37.       School and Education Law


Law Help

Information on legal rights

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/self-help-library/kids-teens-school/education


Amy J. Goetz and Andrea Jepsen

The School Law Center

651-222-6288

http://www.schoollawcenter.com/


Minnesota Disability Law Center

http://mylegalaid.org/about/our-work/disability-law

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

 

38.       Seniors Services


See Elder Law

 

            a.         Hennepin County


Service Lists


City of Minneapolis: A Resource Guide for?Seniors & Friends in and around Minneapolis

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@health/documents/webcontent/convert_274606.pdf


Suburban Hennepin County Senior Resource Directory

http://www.capsh.org/files/5713/7034/9425/senior_guide.pdf


Minnesota Seniors Online

http://www.mnseniorsonline.com/phone-directory.html


NW Hennepin Family Service Collaborative: Senior Services

http://www.northwesthennepinfamilyservicecollaborative.com/senior-services.html


Mental Health Association of Minnesota (MHAM): In-home Services

http://www.mentalhealthmn.org/find-support/resource-list/in-home-services


Agencies


Hennepin County Services for Seniors

http://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/services-for-seniors

hsph.ads.icteam@hennepin.us

612-348-4111


Senior Community Services

10201 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 335

Minnetonka, MN 55305

952-541-1019

http://seniorcommunity.org/

 

            b.         Ramsey County


Service Lists


Ramsey County Library: 55+ and Caregivers

http://www.rclreads.org/research/subject-guide/69/sites-for-seniors


Hamline Midway Elders: Aging Well Resource List

http://www.hmelders.org/resources%5Cresource_list.pdf


Agencies


Ramsey County Services for Seniors

http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/hs/aped/elderly.htm


Ramsey County Mental Health Services

http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/hs/mhc/adultmentalhealth.htm


Jewish Family Services

http://www.jfssp.org/services/senior-services/

 

            c.         Nursing Homes: Search and Complaints


Search

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/fpcdir.html


Complaints

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/surveyapp/provcompselect.cfm

 

39.       Small Businesses, Small Nonprofit Organizations and Low-Income Inventors


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 volunteer attorneys.

612-206-0780

info@legalcorps.org

http://legalcorps.org/


Propel Nonprofits was created from the merger of Nonprofits Assistance Fund and MAP for Nonprofits, and provides consulting and training to organizations about governance, strategy, leadership and finances.

612-249-6700

info@propelnonprofits.org

https://www.propelnonprofits.org/

 

40.       Spanish Speakers

 

            a.         Attorneys


Inti Martínez-Alemán

Ceiba Fôrte Law Firm, PLLC

393 Dunlap St. N

Suite 450C

St. Paul, MN 55104

http://www.ceibaforte.com/

inti@ceibaforte.com

651-317-4895

Business / commercial law; labor / employment; real estate; housing / landlord-tenant; consumer protection; motor vehicle matters (DMV - DPS); police misconduct; immigration; family

 

            b.         Accounting and tax


Rudy Trujillo

420 E Lake Street

Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 29-41670

rudy@trujilloservices.com

http://trujilloservices.com/

 

41.       Taxes


Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic

University of Minnesota Law Clinics

190 Walter F. Mondale Hall

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 625-5515

https://www.law.umn.edu/course/7950/ronald-m-mankoff-tax-clinic

Federal tax issues


Volunteer Lawyers Network

Client Intake: 612-752-6677

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

https://www.vlnmn.org/help/

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/

Advice and representation on tax disputes involving Minnesota Department of Revenue. All cases are screened for merit.

https://www.lawhelpmn.org/loon/services/vln-tax-law


Prepare + Prosper

2610 University Avenue West Suite 450

Saint Paul, MN 55114

651-287-0187

http://www.prepareandprosper.org/

contact@prepareandprosper.org

Free tax assistance and clinics on income tax disputes for low-income working taxpayers and sole-proprietors in the Twin Cities

 

42.       University of Minnesota Students


University of Minnesota Student Legal Services

http://usls.umn.edu/

612-624-1001

160 West Bank Skyway

219 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

usls@umn.edu

 

43.       Veterans

 

            a.         Services


Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)

MACV Headquarters

360 Robert Street N, Suite 306

Saint Paul, MN 55101

651.291.8756

mac-v@mac-v.org

https://www.mac-v.org/


MACV Metro

VAHCS Building 47

One Veterans Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-726-1327

 

            b.         Attorneys


Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)

http://www.mac-v.org/

Sara Sommarstrom

VETLAW Director

651-224-0292

ssommarstrom@mac-v.org


Central Minnesota Legal Services

Client Intake: 612-334-5970

Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Receptionist: 612-332-1441

OnLine Intake: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/


Jasper Berg

952-222-9462

jasper.berg@iajlaw.com

https://iajlaw.com