Legal Resource Directory

  1. General Legal Assistance

Law Library Help

  • Minnesota State Law Library – 651-297-7651
  • MN Statewide Self-Help Center – 651-435-6535

General Legal Assistance

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services 

  • Contact: https://www.smrls.org/ or Call 1-888-575-2954 
  • Free legal help to low-income people for family law, government benefits, housing, immigration, and more.

Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) 

  • Contact: https://www.vlnmn.org/ or call 612-752-6677 (intake by phone available M/W/Th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 
  • Free legal help to low-income people for family law, civil, employment, debt collection, housing, immigration, real estate, criminal expungement, and more.

LegalWise (Formerly Collaborative Community Law Initiative)

  • Contact: https://www.legalwisemn.org/ or call 651-321-9255
  • Sliding scale, flat fee, and a la carte services for elder law, family, housing, immigration, licensing, small business, expungement, and more.

Minnesota Unbundled Law Project

  • Contact: https://mnunbundled.org 
  • Directory of attorneys offering unbundled legal services (also known as limited scope legal services) that are customizable based on needs and budget. Practice areas include family, business, employment, real estate, benefits, housing, wills, trusts, and elder law, consumer protection and debt, and more.

The Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service (MNLRIS) 

  • Contact: http://mnlawyerreferral.org/ or call 612-752-6699 
  • Connects persons with legal issues to one of over 200 qualified private attorneys practicing in over 50 areas of law. Referral counselors can set up appointments, provide general legal information and direct people to appropriate services. Reduced fee options available upon request.

St. Croix Legal Services

  • Contact: http://www.stcroixlegal.org/ or call 651-323-2651
  • Non-profit law firm with sliding fee scale rates. Practice areas include family, protective orders, criminal defense, expungements, landlord/tenant disputes, estate planning, and more.
  1. Bankruptcy
  1. Civil / Conciliation Clinics
  1. Criminal Clinics & Expungement
  1. Domestic Violence Support
  1. Estate Planning & Probate
  1. Family Law Clinics
  1. Guardianship / Conservatorship
  1. Immigration
  1. Landlord / Tenant Issues