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Building Community Partnerships

Learn about Legal Aid’s partnerships that provide legal services for East African immigrants through a generous gift from the Pat and Tom Grossman Family Fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation. ...

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FAMILY LAW

Domestic violence: A survivor’s story

Risa T. shares her story of coming to MMLA for legal representation related to domestic abuse and a bitter divorce and child custody battle. After a successful outcome, she created paintings to help with her healing....

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Minneapolis Community Clinic

Grossman Neighborhood Clinics give immigrants a fair start

Mr. Abdi,* an elderly man who does not speak English well, placed an order at an electronics store and paid in advance. Ten days later, he called the store to ask about his purchase. The store manager told Abdi the order had been picked...

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Minnesota Disability Law Center

Legal advocacy paves road to brighter future

Will O’Leary was born with developmental disabilities. He suffered abuse, neglect, and traumatic brain injury as a toddler and had little stability through his early years. At the age of 16, behavioral problems and a lack of advocacy landed O’Leary at St. Peter Regional...

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FAMILY LAW

Helping domestic violence survivors through the pandemic

Divorce, custody, and domestic violence cases are emotionally challenging in the best of times. COVID-19 has brought heightened concerns for safety and stable housing, making these family law cases more difficult and sometimes dangerous. Many of our clients face limited options as they try...

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CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship Day event guides immigrants through process

Citizenship Day at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) was one of MMLA’s last in-person community workshops held before the pandemic. In late January of 2020, Legal Aid staff worked with volunteer attorneys, advocates, and law students to guide eligible immigrants through the...

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MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER

Disability rights: How to vote

Questions and answers about how to vote by mail or in person, especially for persons with disabilities. Prepared by the Minnesota Disability Law Center mndlc.org. ...

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MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER

Ensuring education services

Discover the hopeful story of MDLC’s fight for education services for Matthew, a 15-year-old client with autism and behavioral challenges, who lives in a group home. ...

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MID-MINNESOTA LEGAL AID

Advancing equal justice

MMLA provides high-quality legal representation for low-income residents of Minnesota on a variety of civil matters at no cost to clients. Learn about Legal Aid’s impact and breadth of services. ...

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