Looking For Legal Help?
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM) provides free civil legal help to
low-income individuals and families in twenty-two northwest Minnesota counties.
If you live in or have a case venued in Minnesota, call
1-877-MY-MN-LAW (1-877-696-6529) to see if you are eligible for services.
LSNM serves the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin.
Interpreters provided upon request.
Do I Qualify For Free Legal Help?
Generally, people with household incomes at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines qualify for free civil legal aid. An individual’s available assets must also fall within the asset ceiling.
All eligible clients are provided a free initial consultation with either a legal staff member or a Judicare attorney. The type of service provided depends upon the legal problem the individual is facing. Many clients are helped by immediate advice on their problem, including things they can do themselves to address or solve the problem. A variety of written materials and brochures are available to assist them with self-help remedies. Some issues may be resolved through a phone call from an attorney, or basic negotiation. Other times, LSNM will provide full representation at an administrative hearing or court hearing.