When you volunteer, everyone wins

Volunteers make it possible for us to effectively provide high-quality legal help in the face of heightened demand. Sadly, recent cuts to operating budgets have caused us to turn away two of every three people who call for help. When you share your skills and talents as a pro bono volunteer at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, you help clients who cannot afford an attorney, or who lack access to the justice system, find the safety and security they desperately need. Just a few hours of your time can make a lasting impact on Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens.

Volunteers perform various duties to provide legal services to low-income Minnesotans.

As a volunteer with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, you can: represent clients in hearings, provide direct legal services, develop legal fact sheets, interpret for clients, or present information at community events. Whatever your skill set, there is a volunteer job for you. Legal Aid provides training, administrative support, and space to complete your volunteer work.

Immigration Law

  • Assist low-income clients with affirmative applications to the immigration service and administrative or in-court representation, including citizenship, U Visas, and Unaccompanied Minor Screening Projects.

Family Law

  • Help low-income clients with children who are seeking a divorce and/or protection from domestic challenges.

Housing Law

  • Help low-income clients maintain housing. You will spot issues, determine defenses, and develop and file expungement motions. Staff attorneys provide assistance and opportunities for shadowing throughout the project.

Disability Law

  • Assist clients with disabilities in petitions to the Department of Human Services.
  • Help ensure that children with disabilities receive appropriate educational services and supports.

Tax Law

  • Counsel low-income taxpayers involved in disputes with the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Make a difference every day

Each year, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid works with private law firms to develop partnerships that allow private firms to share their expertise with their local communities. Consider putting your pro bono services to work for Legal Aid. We will work with you to develop a partnership that meets your needs and works within the resources and expertise you have available.

Partner with Legal Aid

Together, we can serve more people and generate positive outcomes that otherwise wouldn’t exist. To learn more, contact Colleen Daly.