Legal help that changes lives.
For 100 years, Legal Aid has worked in pursuit of helping Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens gain access to their basic rights for safety, shelter, food, health care and education. And with the support of hundreds of Minnesotans, we’ve had the privilege to change lives along the way.
Dedicated to protecting rights and improving lives.
Our lawyers give a voice to those who may not otherwise be heard by providing the highest quality legal help to our clients, who are often among the most vulnerable families and individuals in the community. Beyond that, we seek changes in policies and systems that ease the way for many others. And we use technologies to more efficiently serve our clients and work with the judicial system. Our volunteers work to give our most vulnerable citizens a fighting chance; our donors make it all possible with much needed financial support — and together, we make a difference every day.
These are the types of cases where we’ve protected rights and improved the lives of our clients.
Legal Aid’s Poverty Law practice focuses on helping Minnesotans get access to basic rights like housing, safety, education and shelter.
The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities.
The Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) advocates on a wide range of legislative issues that impact thousands of Minnesotans every year.
What people are saying...
“At Legal Aid we arm people with information and knowledge that can help them improve their lives… if that doesn't solve the problem then we're also there to help them go beyond and fight out the battles.”Drew Schaffer, Legal Aid Attorney
“I think about Legal Aid as a quintessential poster child of our profession … as lawyers whether we're corporate lawyers or public defenders or prosecutors or do mergers and acquisitions it doesn't matter — we're all connected in our belief that justice is for all and I am so grateful to Legal aid that they make that a reality for so many.”Retired Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz
“It's a great feeling when people stop in and say ‘Do you remember me?’ They come in and chat with us and let us know about a new path that they took because of the difference that Legal Aid made for them.”Eva Kritzeck, Legal Aid Paralegal