Minnesota Judicial Branch – Self Help Centers

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1st Judicial District Select Counties in the 1st District Family Law Advice by Phone Low-income people who have a court case in Carver, Dakota or Scott County can get a free 20-minute legal advice consult on family law matters from theVolunteer Lawyers Network. Toschedule an appointment, please call the VLN Intake Line at(612) 752-6677from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Dakota County The Dakota County Free Legal Clinics Program is offered in partnership through the Dakota County Law Library, Dakota County District Court Administration, and Legal Assistance of Dakota County. Free legal advice clinics are available on family law and consumer law topics such as bankruptcy, debt collection, garnishment, mortgages, foreclosures, landlord-tenant, and Conciliation Court. Volunteer attorneys provide 30-minute consults at the clinics, which are offered at various times and locations. To use the clinics, youmustlive in Dakota County andschedule an appointmentby calling(952) 431-3200. Learn more

Dakota County Law Library also partners with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) for a criminal expungement clinic the fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 1:30 pm. No appointment is necessary for the expungement clinic. Please contact the Dakota County Law Library at 651-438-8080 for more information.

Family Law Advice by Phone Low-income people who have a court case inRamsey County District Courtcan get a free 20-minute legal advice consult on family law matters from theVolunteer Lawyers Network. Toschedule an appointment, please call the VLN Intake Line at(612) 752-6677from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Criminal Expungement Clinic A free clinic that describes the criminal expungement process and provides help completing the forms for anyone filing an expungement for a criminal case in Ramsey County. The clinic is on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m. in theRamsey County Law Libraryon the 18th floor of theRamsey County courthouse.

Domestic Abuse & Harassment Office (Ramsey County) Victims can access resources and get help with the process of getting a courtOrder for Protection.

Housing & Conciliation Court Self-Help Center (brochure) Free legal advice consults with volunteer attorneys are available on afirst-come, first-servedbasis on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sign-up starts at 12:00 noon. The advice clinic is located in theRamsey County Law Libraryon the 18th floor of theRamsey County courthouse.

Domestic Abuse Service Center (Hennepin County) Victims can access resources and get help with the process of getting a courtOrder for Protection.

Family Law Advice by Phone Low-income people who have a court case in Hennepin County can get a free 20-minute legal advice consult on family law matters from the Volunteer Lawyers Network. Toschedule an appointment, please call the VLN Intake Line at(612) 752-6677from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

TheSt. Cloud Public Libraryhosts a free legal advice clinic with a volunteer attorney fromCentral Minnesota Legal Serviceswho offers advice on family law, probate, and real property matters the fourth Tuesday of the month (except legal holidays), from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please call(320) 257-4872topre-registerand for more details.

The Long Prairie Public Library hosts a free legal advice clinic for low-income families and individuals with an attorney from Central Minnesota Legal Services who offers advice on family law, child support, social security law, housing and expungement the 4th Monday of the month from 2-4 p.m. Please call 320-257-4855 to pre-register and for more details.

Divorce Law Clinic Legal Aid Society of Northeastern Minnesotais offering a legal education clinic on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon in theCrow Wing County Law Library. These 1-hour classes include information on dealing with custody and property issues as well as court forms and procedures.Legal advice is not providedon individual cases.Learn more

Legal Advice Clinic Volunteer Attorney Programoffers general legal advice and help completing court forms the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in theCrow Wing County courthouse. This is afirst-come, first-servedprogram. No appointments are scheduled.NOTE:Residents from any Minnesota county may use this legal advice clinic.

Family Law Clinic(flyer):One Thursday each month (seeClinic Calendar), people can meet with an attorney on divorce, custody, child support, Orders for Protection, and other family law matters. Please call(763) 422-7487 for an appointment. The law library is on the 1st floor of theAnoka County courthouse.

Housing Law Clinic:On certain Mondays each month (see Clinic Calendar), people can meet with an attorney on eviction, lock-outs, lease violations, and other housing law matters. This is awalk-in servicelocated in theAnoka County Courthouse.

Central Minnesota Legal Servicesoffers a free legal advice clinic with a volunteer attorney on family law, probate, and real property matters the fourth Tuesday of the month (except legal holidays), from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. at theSt. Cloud Public Library. Call(320) 257-4872 to pre-registerand for more details.

Central Minnesota Legal Servicesoffers afree Criminal Expungement Cliniconce a month at theAnoka County Public Library - Rum River location.No pre-registrationis necessary. Call(612) 332-8151for more information.

Washington County Legal Advice Clinic Volunteer attorneys from the Washington County Bar Association offer free 30-minute consults at the Washington County Law Library on civil, criminal and family law issues. To use this clinic, youmustlive in or have a court case in Washington County, and your incomemustbe at or below 300% of theFederal Poverty Guidelines. Pleasecall (651) 430-6330 for an appointment.You may also email lawlibrary@co.washington.mn.usquestions about the advice clinic or law library services. CLINIC HOURS: Civil law: every other Monday, 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Fill out theclinic intake form. Family law: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Fill out theclinic intake form. Criminal law: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

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