• Legal Aid Aims to Protect Older Minnesotans via Facebook Live

    May 25, 2023

    The Senior Law Project of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid will launch a series of five presentations in the areas of health, wellness and consumer protection. The first episode will drop June 22, noon-1 p.m. on Facebook @legalaid, with four to follow: July 20, Sept. 7, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9. Each episode will be available to view any time after the scheduled drop date.
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  • Apply to join our Mental Health Advisory Council

    May 22, 2023

    Have a passion for mental health issues? Our Minnesota Disability Law Center has the perfect opportunity for you to make a difference!
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  • Lawmakers Urged to Ban Seclusion; Media Invited to Meet Families

    Apr 28, 2023

    MMLA's Legal Services Advocacy Project, The Arc Minnesota and the Multicultural Autism Action Network invite media to meet families affected by seclusion practices in Minnesota schools, Monday, May 1.
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  • Become a U.S. Citizen with the Help of Legal Aid

    Apr 25, 2023

    MMLA's Pro Bono unit is hosting three Naturalization Screening Clinics in 2023 to help community members determine if they're eligible to attain citizenship. The first is Thursday, April 27. July and October clinic dates to come!
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    Flyers available in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Oromo

  • Go Undercover with Legal Aid!

    Apr 10, 2023

    April is Fair Housing month and the perfect time to answer Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's call for reinforcements. Join our Investigative Housing unit as a volunteer tester!
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  • MDLC Honored with National 2023 Advocacy Award

    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.
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  • 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.

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