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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May 22, 2023
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.
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!
What is a Housing Tester?
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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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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