At the Capitol

Legal Services Advocacy Project

Championing the rights of lowest-income and marginalized Minnesotans is our team of Legal Aid attorneys dedicated to the Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP).

LSAP policy work: 

  • Focuses on housing rights, economic security, food justice, family stability, consumer protection and health issues.
  • Is supported by all regional civil legal services programs in Minnesota.

LSAP advocacy means:

  • Protection and expansion of access to public programs
  • Better access to health care
  • Protection for older and vulnerable adults in assisted living
  • Access to universal free school meals for children
  • Increased protection for victims of violence and abuse
  • Improved access to hunger resources
  • Increased rights for homeowners in foreclosure
  • Improved tenants’ rights
  • Improved program access and services for Minnesotans with disabilities
  • Stronger protections against predatory lending and consumer scams
  • Banned school suspensions and seclusion for K-3 students
  • Stronger utility consumer protections
  • Increased training and employment opportunities

The LSAP Team

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Ron Elwood

Supervising Attorney
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Ellen Smart

Staff Attorney
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Jessica Webster

Staff Attorney