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At A Glance

We make a difference in the 
community because you change 
lives – helping people get access 
to justice and ensure opportunity.

Local Impact

Helping 10,000+
 Minnesotans each year

Serving people with low income
in 20 counties covering 13,878 square miles and people with disabilities statewide.

Who We Serve

Providing legal representation and advice to low-income individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities to meet basic human needs.

Client Stories

10,000+ cases closed each year

Over 100,000 calls 
received
each year with
 clients speaking
25+ languages.

Locations

3 primary locations and 4 additional
offices with partnerships statewide.


Stearns County Domestic Violence Project
Legal Medical Partnerships in Minneapolis and St. Cloud

The Attorneys

69 Attorneys speaking 
over
17 different languages graduating
from 22 law schools

U of MN • Columbia • Harvard • NYU • Stanford • U of MI • Yale

Legal Aid staff have been recognized
39 times since 2010

Our Mission

100 years of protecting rights and improving lives

We advocate for the legal rights
 of disadvantaged people to have 
safe, healthy and independent lives

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Protecting rights,
improving lives.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to people with low incomes in central Minnesota through offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Willmar. Our experienced staff assist clients with a variety of legal issues, including housing, Services range from educating clients about their rights, to advocating on their behalf and representing clients in court.

Helping clients get the assistance they need

Legal Aid lawyers help clients with civil cases and questions to ensure each Minnesotan has access to basic rights like housing, safety, economic stability and education. Lawyers will answer questions, give advice, go to court or work out agreements on behalf of clients. The services we provide depend on each person’s unique need.

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Changing lives,
changing attitudes.

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or income level.

Working to ensure clients' rights

Legal Aid attorneys work with people with disabilities to ensure they: 1) receive the necessary support and services to live independent and productive lives in the community; 2) are not victims of abuse or discrimination; and 3) receive vocational rehabilitation services to which every individual is entitled.

Services range from educating clients about services that are available to them, to advocating on their behalf and representing clients in court and hearings. We also offer access to community legal education resources and other materials to help inform people with disabilities about their rights to services.

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Moving justice forward.

Legal Aid’s policy advocates champion a wide range of issues that impact thousands of Minnesotans every year. We are the voice for the voiceless in the legislature, and we bring highly specialized technical skills to bear at all stages of the legislative process.

Giving a voice to the voiceless

Legal Aid’s policy advocates champion a wide range of issues that impact thousands of Minnesotans every year. We are the “voice for the voiceless” in many policy-making arenas. We bring highly specialized technical skills to bear at all stages of the policy-making process. Most of our policy work is done through the Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP), a statewide division which is supported by all of the regional legal services programs in the state.  LSAP advocates on behalf of low-income Minnesotans — including youth, elders, and persons with disabilities — in legislative and administrative forums. LSAP’s focus is on issues affecting housing, economic stability, family law and health.

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Angie Vogel

“I will never forget the day my daughter said to me, ‘Mom, safe never felt so good.’”

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Cuong Nguyen

“They believed in us at Legal Aid. I felt like they completely understood what are issues were.”

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Rebecca Nathan

“For me, Legal Aid was really about a sense of hope and help and security.”

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis Office

430 First Avenue North
Suite #300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 332-1441

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St. Cloud

St. Cloud Office

110 Sixth Avenue South
Suite 200
St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 253-0121

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Willmar

Willmar Office

415 SW 7th Street
P.O. Box 1866
Willmar MN 56201
(320) 235-9600

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