The Power to Make a Difference

Volunteers make it possible for us to effectively provide high-quality legal help in the face of heightened demand. When you share your skills and talents as a 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. We have a full range of volunteer opportunities including advice/brief service, clinics and full representation for attorneys, paralegals and law students.

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

Whatever your skill set, there is a volunteer job for you. Legal Aid provides training, administrative support and space to complete your pro bono work.

All volunteers must be licensed and in good standing with any relevant licensing body, and attorneys must be admitted to the bar of any state.

Partnering with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has given Fredrikson lawyers a wonderful opportunity to give back in many ways. From direct representation on estate-planning documents for senior citizens, to taking full-representation cases relating to housing security, or performing large research projects to advance policies relating to special education, we appreciate the opportunity to work with such dedicated lawyers. This work, this organization, is needed now more than ever to assure everyone has access to justice.
Pam Wandzel, Pro Bono Coordinator, Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Student Opportunities

We have a variety of undergraduate and law student internships during the school year, plus many summer law clerk opportunities. Keep an eye out for openings on our careers page.

Send an email to probono@mylegalaid.org.

Partner with Legal Aid

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

To learn more, contact Danielle Hendrickson.