Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota provides free legal advice & representation in civil cases for persons with low-incomes in 22 northwest Minnesota counties.





LSNM’s Alexandria, Bemidji, and Moorhead offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Alexandria office is also open on TUESDAYS until 6:30 p.m. 

LSNM accepts telephone applications extra hours until 6:30 p.m. every TUESDAY.  Call your local office to apply:

Moorhead: 1-800-450-8585
Alexandria: 1-800-450-2552
Bemidji: 1-800-450-9201


In partnership with the Clay County Law Library, LSNM provides self-help services two hours per week at the Clay County Law Library which is located in the Clay County Courthouse basement in Moorhead.  This service is available to individuals representing themselves in non-criminal matters in Clay County.  Anyone can use this service. There are no asset or income eligibility requirements and no appointments are necessary.


An attorney will staff the clinic every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 am to help people with court forms.


 On the Road with LSNM

An attorney will be available to meet with current and potential clients on the following dates and locations:

 Grant County 1st Thursday of each month located at West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Elbow Lake from 9:00 a.m. – noon

 Otter Tail County 3rd Wednesday of each month located at the Otter Tail County Courthouse, Fergus Falls in the Fish Lake Room (1st Floor) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   * NEW HOURS

 Stevens County  4th Wednesday of each month located at Stevens County Human Services, Morris from 9:00 a.m. – noon  

 Traverse County  2nd Wednesday of each month located at Traverse County Social Services, Wheaton from 9:00 a.m. – noon

 Wadena County  1st Wednesday of each month located at Wadena County MAHUBE-OTWA, Wadena from 9:00 a.m. – noon


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