“We are lucky to have
Legal Aid on site, it makes
all the difference in the world.”

Shawn McKinney, Community Health Worker

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Cathy Haukedahl

Cathy Haukedahl

Executive Director,
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Who We Serve

Legal Aid makes a difference in the community because we change lives — helping people find their path out of poverty, helping people get the access to justice that we all want, and ensuring people have an opportunity to live independently and have an opportunity to contribute to making our society of better place to live.

At Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, we specialize in providing professional legal help to Minnesotans who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney.

These groups generally include: people with low incomes, seniors and people with disabilities. We also provide access to self-help resources through LawHelpMN.org.

Legal Aid News

Landlords collected thousands of dollars in illegal “side payments” from low-income tenants

September 17, 2015

 Meria Murray came to Legal Aid for help after a housing court referee informed her that it ...continue reading

Mishandling of Funds Alleged in Lawsuit

September 17, 2015

From an Access Press article: More than 5,000 Minnesotans with disabilities have been ...continue reading

Law Suit Claims State Mismanaged Money

September 01, 2015

From this StarTribune article: "Thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities have been forced ...continue reading

Disability Law Center publishes investigative report

July 29, 2015

On July 29, 2015, the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid released & ...continue reading

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