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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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Tax Law | Isuroon Partnership

Somali - American mom takes on the IRS with Legal Aid

Jamila is a United States citizen and the single mother of three children. Her husband died before she and her children moved to the United States. Jamila studies hard, but English is still difficult for her. Most of her income goes to cover the family’s basic needs, and she counts...

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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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