We are here to make a difference.

Our attorneys, staff, and volunteers handle civil legal matters for Minnesota’s most vulnerable people for no charge. With expertise and compassion, we work to provide basic legal protections so our clients can achieve security, self-sufficiency, and access to opportunity. In addition to direct legal representation, we work with policy makers, advocating equal rights and equal protections under the law.

At A Glance


Cases closed in 2019

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Community Impact

May 18, 2022

Moving bureaucratic mountains just to get home

In the News

May 04, 2022

MMLA Seeks Consultant for Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan (SREAP)

Blog Updates

May 18, 2022

2021 Community Awards

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Celebrating 100 years.

Legal Aid began its second century of service in this community in 2013. Explore highlights of our first century of service here.

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