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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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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Senior takes action for herself and her community

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Somali immigrant family fights for tenant rights

Mohamed Mohamed came to Minnesota with a flawless rental history. When he and his large family moved into an apartment in St. Cloud, the landlord charged a deposit of $1,800. That seemed high, but Mohamed paid it, not knowing that $600 of that was a “high-risk fee.”“Unfortunately, it’s not an...

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