Justice begins today

Every morning, real people wake up to obstacles that keep them from getting the basic help they need. Whether it’s an issue of safety, shelter, income, or health, we’re here to help. Our lawyers come from different backgrounds, but are all focused on one goal — making sure all Minnesotans have equal access to the basic rights they deserve. At our core, we’re about bringing real justice to real people.

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We offer free civil legal assistance to low-income people in many areas of law such as: evictions and landlord abuse, foreclosure rights, public and Section 8 housing, housing discrimination, denial of public benefits, divorce, child custody and support, domestic abuse, disability, debt collection and unfair loans, immigration, and youth- and elder-related issues.

Who We Serve

Anyone living in our service area who
has a low income, a disability, or is at
least 60 years of age.

Where We Serve

We offer services for people in 20 central Minnesota counties with coverage for seniors in six additional counties; and we offer statewide services to people with disabilities on issues associated with disabilities.


We do not offer legal help for criminal cases. If you are charged with a crime, you should ask for a public defender.

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Learn more about our work

Poverty Law

Legal Aid’s Poverty Law practice focuses on helping Minnesotans get access to basic rights like housing, safety, education, and shelter.

Disability Law

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities.

Public Policy

The Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) advocates on a wide range of legislative issues related to the needs of our clients that impact thousands of Minnesotans every year.