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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 to keep themselves and their children...

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Legal Services Advocacy Project

Making school lunch shaming a thing of the past

The first reports of “lunch shaming” in Minnesota came to Legal Aid’s Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) back in 2008. School cafeteria workers were publicly dumping students’ lunches in the garbage or serving alternative meals because their parents hadn’t paid the bill. Much has changed since then, including Minnesota’s 201...

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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 up by “someone who looks like...

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