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 St. Cloud Office Eleventh Annual "Access to Justice" Luncheon

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

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is proud to announce our Eleventh Annual Access to Justice Luncheon, a benefit for Legal Aid's St. Cloud office, featuring speaker The Honorable Anne K. McKeig, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Join us to renew your passion and commitment for justice and hear about the impact of our critical work in the St. Cloud area.

This year's event will be in person at the Park Event Center in Waite Park, MN. While there is no cost to attend, guests will be asked to make a donation at the conclusion of the luncheon. All donations benefit Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office. If you are unable to attend the luncheon, donations may be made on online or you may mail a check to MMLA-St. Cloud Office, P.O. Box 886, St. Cloud, MN 56302. Visit our event page for more information about the luncheon and Justice McKeig, or to make a donation.

To RSVP, contact Barb O'Connell at or 612.746.3709.

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.

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

Oct 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Thank you for joining us online for the Ninth Annual St. Cloud "Access to Justice" Luncheon, a benefit to support Legal Aid's St. Cloud office - an event that celebrated the St. Cloud office’s dedication to bringing equal justice to the communities it serves. Click HERE to view the program.

Virtual Law Day Celebration: Coming Together to Advance Equal Justice

Sep 17, 2020 | 6:30 pm

Thank you for joining us for the first virtual Law Day Celebration - an event that celebrated the community behind Legal Aid's success, and inspired us to renew our commitment to advancing equal justice. Click HERE to watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Minnesota’s New Insulin Affordability Program

Aug 12, 2020 | 3:00 pm | Facebook Live

Project Care of MMLA presents a Facebook Live broadcast series: Because Your Health Matters – The Expected, Unexpected, and Everything in Between. Learn about MN's new Insulin Safety Net Program including what the program covers, who qualifies, where to apply, and how to get help with an application. We will discuss both the Urgent Need program and the Continuing Need program. Ask questions and get the answers you need from MNsure Certified Navigators.

Make sure to check back for other upcoming broadcasts featuring topics such as COVID-19 Coverage, Life Event Changes, MNsure Myths, and Open Enrollment 2021.


Wednesday, August 19, 3pm
Aprenda sobre el nuevo Programa para Asegurar la Obtención de Insulina (Insulin Safety Net Program) de MN, incluyendo lo que cubre el programa, quién califica, dónde presentar la solicitud y cómo obtener ayuda con una solicitud. Hablaremos sobre el Programa de Necesidad Urgente y el Programa de Necesidad Continua. Todas sus preguntas serán bienvenidas


Wednesday, August 19, 1pm
Baro wax ku saabsan barnaamijka cusub ee Shabakadda badbaadadda Insulinta ee Minnesota oo ay ku jirto waxa barnaamijku daboolayo, cidda u qalanta, meesha laga dalbado, iyo sida loo helo ka caawinta arjiga. Waxaan ka wada hadli doonnaa labada barnaamijka ee Baahida Degdegga ah iyo Sii wadida barnaamijka Baahiyaha. Su'aalaha waa la soo dhaweynayaa!

Bar Examination — Join us for cocktails with a cause

Apr 07, 2020 | 5:30 pm | Food Building | 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis

Due to COVID-19, this event will be rescheduled. Sign up below to receive event updates direct to your inbox.

Join us for cocktails and appetizers, and learn about this month’s topic: Making Special Education Work: From evaluations and services to positive outcomes. Presented by Sara Winter, J.D., Dispute Resolution Supervisor, Division of Compliance and Assistance, Minnesota Department of Education; and Dan Stewart, Legal Director, Minnesota Disability Law Center.

Bar Examination: No Shaming: Children and School Lunch Debt

Oct 29, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Legal Aid, in partnership with MinnPost and Far North Spirits, presented “No Shaming: Children and School Lunch Debt.” Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, spoke about the state of “lunch shaming” in Minnesota and its impacts on children and families.

Bar Examination: Connecting Communities: Technology, First Responders, and People with Disabilities

Jun 20, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Legal Aid, in partnership with MinnPost and Far North Spirits, presented “Connecting Communities: Technology, First Responders, and People with Disabilities.” Janee Harteau, President and CEO of Vitals Aware Services and Dan Stewart, Deputy Director of Minnesota Disability Law Center presented.

38th Annual Law Day Testimonial Dinner

May 05, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Nearly 1,000 people attended the Dinner to support our cause. Honorees were Iris Freeman, Minnesota Elder Justice Center, and Warren Woessner, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner. Keynote speaker was Hon. Ann Claire Williams, (Ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Jones Day.

8th Annual Access to Justice Luncheon

Mar 27, 2019 | 11:30 am

More than 140 people attended the Luncheon to support our St. Cloud programs. The speaker was the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, Sr. U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota.

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