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Volunteer Lawyers Network

Attorney Consultations at LAP

Please note these positions are temporarily on hold due to Covid-19. But we are still recruiting/accepting applicants for when our in-person legal clinics are operating again; hopefully within a few months (fall/winter 2021).

As a clinic assistant you will help run a legal advice clinic at the Hennepin County courthouse by interviewing clients, gathering pertinent information and forms to prepare their case for the meeting with a lawyer, and providing follow-up assistance as directed by the lawyer. Fast-paced clinic helps clients with a wide range of legal issues.

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About Volunteer Lawyers Network

Location:

600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390A, Minneapolis, MN 55402, US

Mission Statement

We protect the basic human needs of people in poverty by connectng them with volunteer lawyers.

We stand between people in poverty and hunger, homelessness and abuse. Our laws may be fair but without a lawyer, many are abused or cheated without recourse. Help us ensure that no one is railroaded by those with more power, money or legal know-how. Everyone deserves a fair shake at equality and justice.

Description

VLN is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization providing free civil legal services to persons in poverty, including full representation, brief services, legal advice (in-person and telephone), and outreach. We help with legal issues such as:

- preventing illegal garnishments

- ensuring safe and habitable housing

- obtaining wages due for hours worked

- protecting against physical abuse

- ensuring basic human needs are met

(We do not help with criminal, public benefits, or personal injury legal issues.)

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

300 South Sixth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55487

(44.97593,-93.26682)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum six month commitment, volunteering weekly

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