Community Events

Legal Aid offers volunteers opportunities for various clinics & training events each month. Due to COVID-19, we are exploring options for virtual clinics and training. More information to come soon.

Past Events

Legal Aid's Twelfth Annual "Access to Justice" Luncheon

Oct 12, 2023 | 11:30 am | Park Event Center, Waite Park, MN

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is excited to announce our Twelfth Annual Access to Justice Luncheon, a fundraiser which benefits our St. Cloud Office. For the second year the event will take place at the beautiful Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN. Join us to renew your passion and commitment for justice, hear about the impact of our critical work in the St. Cloud area and listen to our speaker, former Minnesota House of Representative, policy expert and author Mindy Greiling. A book signing by Mindy will follow the program.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office serves the civil legal needs of the area’s most vulnerable residents – people with very low incomes and seniors. Legal Aid provides legal advice and representation to thousands to help meet basic needs for safety, shelter, health care, income through government assistance, and senior law.

Although attendance is free, reservations are required, and guests will be asked to make a donation at the conclusion of the event. To make a reservation or become a sponsor, please contact Barb O'Connell at For more information visit our event website at

All donations benefit Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office. If you are unable to attend the luncheon, donations may be made by clicking here, or mailing a check to MMLA-St. Cloud Office, P.O. Box 886, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

2023 Law Day Dinner

May 11, 2023 | 4:30 pm | Minneapolis Hilton

The 42nd Annual Law Day Dinner at the Minneapolis Hilton on Thursday May 11, 2023 was a great success! Thanks to our generous supporters, we raised over $280,000 to support our work in the community, with the community, and for the community. This year's Law Day Dinner benefitted Legal Aid's Community Clinic program. Our Community Clinic program pursues a key element of our Racial Value’s Statement: “Ensuring our work is rooted in the communities we serve.” Legal Aid partners with a collection of trusted organizations to place legal aid attorneys in our clients’ neighborhoods to help with a wide variety of legal needs.

Legal Aid's St. Cloud Office Eleventh Annual "Access to Justice" Luncheon

Sep 22, 2022 | 11:30 am | Park Event Center, Waite Park, MN

Thank you to those of who were able to attend our Eleventh Annual Access to Justice Luncheon and to those who donated despite not being able to attend. The luncheon, a benefit for Legal Aid's St. Cloud office, featured speaker The Honorable Anne K. McKeig, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Our first in person event in three years! This year's event was at Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN. All donations benefited Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's St. Cloud Office, and thanks to our generous donors, we exceeded our goal of $10,000 by over $7,000!

2022 Virtual Law Day Celebration: Stronger Together

May 05, 2022 | 6:30 pm | Online

Thank you for joining us for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's 41st Annual Law Day Celebration on May 5, 2022!

This year’s on-line event highlighted our Disability Law Center (DLC), which helps people with disabilities statewide. DLC’s work makes a life-changing difference so that people with disabilities are not subject to abuse, neglect, and discrimination, and instead have supportive services to live full lives in our community.

The program celebrated the strength, resilience, and determination of our community and raised money for a Justice Bus, a fully accessible mobile Legal Aid office that can bring full services to people with disabilities throughout the state. We featured the incredible story of Tom Atkins and his attorney, Jennifer Giesen. Tom is a quadriplegic and desperately needed a new wheelchair. With Jennifer’s expertise and representation, Tom has a new wheelchair that makes a real difference in his life.

If you missed it, you can click HERE to watch the 30 minute program.

Legal Aid's St. Cloud Office Tenth Annual "Access to Justice" Luncheon

Oct 28, 2021 | 12:00 pm | Online

Thank you for joining us for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's Tenth Annual Access to Justice Luncheon, a benefit for Legal Aid's St. Cloud office, featuring speaker Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Highlights of the program include the following:

  • Spotlight on our community partnership with the Promise Neighborhood
  • The journey of a senior in our community who has benefited from the work of our St. Cloud office
  • The exciting work of our new Justice Bus, which expands access to justice by bringing legal help directly into community events
  • Opportunities to make a difference in helping us reach our fundraising goal during the event

Click HERE to view the 30 minute program.

2021 Virtual Law Day Celebration: Shining the Light of Justice

May 06, 2021 | 6:30 pm

Thank you for joining us online for the 40th Annual Law Day Celebration, a fun and inspirational evening that celebrated Legal Aid’s work in the community and our commitment to shining the light of justice. Click here to watch the program, hosted by Vineeta Sawkar, and learn more about Legal Aid.

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