• MDLC Receives Award from the National Disability Rights Network

    Feb 28, 2023

    Citing “extraordinary leadership” and an “aggressive pursuit of justice,” the National Disability Rights Network presented its 2023 Advocacy Award to Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center. Read more in the press release here.

  • Ending the Subminimum Wage in Minnesota -- New Report October 2022

    Oct 31, 2022

    Minnesota Disability Law Center (DLC) has released a new report, the product of much work by DLC and its partners, about ending subminimum wages in Minnesota. Please click here to read the report. Click here for a text only version of the report.

  • Legal Aid wins preliminary class action settlement for people with disabilities.

    Sep 13, 2022

    Legal Aid's work, with our pro bono partners, will help people with disabilities who want to move from a group home to their own home or apartment. Read the press release here.

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

    Jun 15, 2022

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is accepting proposals from qualified consultants to assist with the development of a Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan (SREAP). This plan will help Legal Aid create a framework to imbue DEI concepts and goals into its operations that can be actionable, measurable, and supported by staff.

    Please note that the application deadline is August 11, 2022. While specific connections to Minneapolis/Twin Cities and greater Minnesota are preferred, they are not required.

    Use this link for the full listing of eligibility requirements, key Proposal and Project milestones, and to read more about the overall project.

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

    May 4, 2022

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is accepting proposals from qualified consultants to assist with the development of a Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan (SREAP).

    Read more about the project here.

  • Legal Representation in Evictions Study

    Apr 1, 2022

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Volunteer Lawyers Network conducted a study to determine the effect of legal representation for tenants on housing stability.

    Read the full report here.

  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Announces Danielle Shelton Walczak as New Executive Director

    Nov 8, 2021

    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) has named Danielle Shelton Walczak as its new executive director overseeing the agency’s efforts to bring civil legal assistance to people throughout twenty counties in central Minnesota including Hennepin County.

    Read the press release.

  • Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Victory

    Oct 26, 2021

    MMLA attorney Rebecca Stillman wins Fair Housing Act lawsuit, requiring Minneapolis landlord to pay $750,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment against his tenants.

    Read the MPRNews story here.

  • Minnesota Disability Law Center Press Release - Age 21 Lawsuit

    Aug 19, 2021

    This lawsuit by the Minnesota Disability Law Center seeks a change in Minnesota law to allow special education eligibility for potentially an additional year of education and compensatory education for Minnesota students who missed out on services after their 21st birthday.

    Students who are ages 19-21 and receiving special education services may contact MDLC’s Kelsey Mize, kmize@mylegalaid.org, for further questions.

    Read Press Release HERE:.

  • Delivering justice — on a bus

    Aug 13, 2021

    Mobile fleet will bring civil legal help where it’s hard to come by

    The way Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and affiliated organizations see it, if you can’t come to legal help, maybe it can come to you.

    Read the Minnesota Lawyer article here.

  • MMLA's parter organization, Legal Services State Support, has designed a mobile app aimed at bringing free legal aid to more Minnesotans.

    Jun 7, 2021

    The effort, launched this month by St. Paul-based Legal Services State Support and the California-based digital design firm Y Media Labs, created a bigger and better LawHelpMN.org website to respond to a host of rising needs in Minnesota.

    The newly revised website and app expands access of pro bono law information and services to Minnesotans in need.

    Read Star Tribune article here.

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