Potential clients looking for legal representation may sometimes pursue a pro-bono (no cost) or reduced fee attorney. Typically, reduced-fee or free legal services are only available for those who have low incomes.
Not all private law firms provide pro-bono or reduced fee representation, and those that do provide these services will do them on a limited basis.
Below is a list of resources for those seeking pro-bono or reduced fee legal services:
1. Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
St. Paul Telephone Intake : 651-222-4731
(Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)
St. Paul Senior’s Intake : 651-224-7301
(includes Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver and Scott Counties)
Rural Counties Toll Free Telephone Intake: 1-888-575-2954
(includes: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona Counties)
2. Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN)
Client intake line at 612-752-6677
3. Central Minnesota Legal Services
4. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
5. William Mitchell Self-Help Clinic
6. Fourth Judicial District Self-Help Center