We are here to make a difference. Every morning, thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, low-income residents, seniors and children wake up without basic legal protections, security or access to opportunity. Our unique professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds. All are committed to the idea that protecting the basic rights of the vulnerable and disadvantaged helps families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency and contribute toward a better community. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity and equal protection under the law, and we work with policymakers to promote those ideals.

“Our clients’ situations are so vulnerable that getting a good result is very important. But when we do our work well, we also give them access and a voice that otherwise goes unheard. That not only benefits the client, but serves as a forceful reminder that our justice system must listen to those voices if it is going to work for us all.”

Greg Marita, Deputy Director, Minneapolis
The Story of Legal Aid

Who We Serve

Mid-MN Legal Aid serves Minnesotans in the 20 counties of central Minnesota, including Hennepin, from offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar. We serve seniors in the additional counties of Anoka, Cass, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Pine and Wadena counties. And we offer statewide services to people with disabilities on issues associated with disabilities.

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The Fund for the Legal Aid Society

The Fund

The Fund for Legal Aid comes together to support justice. This community of attorneys, private firms and volunteers work together to improve the lives of Minnesotans and make our community stronger.

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Legal Aid Historic Building

Our History

Legal Aid has protected rights and improved lives for 100 years — see highlights from our first 100 years.

Work With Us

When you work with Legal Aid, you protect the rights and improve the lives of those without access to justice. It’s a calling that gives you the satisfaction of knowing you’re changing lives.

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MMLA Board Officers

  • Sara McGrane President, Felhaber Larson
  • Timothy M. Kelley Treasurer, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • David E. March Secretary, Target Corporation
  • Robert A. McLeod Past President, Briggs and Morgan, P. A.
  • Mai Thor 1st Vice President, Client Representative
  • Elizabeth Jensen Client Representative

MMLA Board of Directors

  • Stan Alleyne Tunheim
  • Patrick M. Arenz Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Karen M. Charlson Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Michael Elliot Client Representative
  • Michael T. Feichtinger Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Company
  • Anna K. B. Finstrom Rinke Noonan
  • Hudda Ibrahim Filsan Consultant LLC
  • Julie Kisner Client Representative
  • Edric R. Knight Client Representative
  • Thomas G. Kramer Kramer Law Office
  • Maureen Kucera-Walsh Community Representative
  • Dorraine A. Larison Gray Plant Mooty
  • John P. Mandler Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Nataisia McRoy Client Representative
  • Rebecca Nathan Client Representative
  • Rachhana T. Srey Nicholas Kaster, PLLP
  • Jaime Stilson Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Rachna Sullivan Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.