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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Minnesota Disability Law Center

Pro bono volunteer resolves special education case

The first time Melissa Dosick Riethof, Special Counsel at Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P., entered the complicated maze of special education law, she wasn’t representing a client. She was the mother of a child with a new diagnosis, and she was overwhelmed. “I’m a lawyer so I thought I would just...

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Medical-Legal Partnership

Legal Aid at Children’s Hospital helps families facing multiple challenges

Amina Warsama’s fourth child, Marwa, was born with significant health conditions. Diagnoses of Down Syndrome and a heart defect, among other things, meant that Marwa spent several months after her birth at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Those months were very difficult for her parents, who work full-time and have three...

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