Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
1700 Broadway Ave N, Ste 124, Rochester, MN, 55906
Distance: 995 Miles
Legal aid program that offers legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals, typically in the areas of disability law, elder law and family law
Free or low cost legal services help people who are unable to afford a lawyer get access to the court system.
Offers free law clinics to residents of Olmsted, Dodge and Fillmore counties
These sessions provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney to ask questions, discuss options and get legal advice. The attorney does not become the attorney representing the case.
Types of clinics include:
* Family Law (weekly)
* Financial (monthly)
* Criminal Expungement (bi-monthly)
* Bankruptcy (periodic)
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
Legal clinics are available to residents of Olmsted, Dodge and Fillmore counties. There is no income requirement for a one-time only clinic session.
The Volunteer Attorney Program does have income eligibility requirements. Call or visit the website for more information.
An application is required for most services:
Olmsted County clinic appointments are by registration only.
For clinics in Dodge and Fillmore counties, pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Provides an online calendar displaying upcoming clinics.
Legal clinics are free.
A $50 administrative fee must be paid before a referral can be made to the Volunteer Attorney Program.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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FT-1070Consumer Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who have cases involving violations of federal and state statutes governing sales and credit practices involving consumer goods, in situations where appeals to consumer complaints organizations have not resolved the issue. Consumer law cases involve deceptive or unconscionable advertising and sales practices, product quality, credit financing and reporting, debt collection, leases, and other aspects of consumer transactions.
FT-3000Family Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are involved in disputes or legal actions which affect their domestic relationships.
FT-3200General Legal Aid Definition
Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
FT-4150Labor and Employment Law Definition
Programs that provide legal assistance for people who want to establish employment practices for their organization that will minimize or eliminate problems in the employment area or who need to resolve a dispute or initiate or respond to litigation which relates to their role as employers or employees, their rights and obligations. Labor and employment law deals with a variety of issues including ADA compliance, wage and hour compliance, workplace health and safety, interview and hiring practices, employee contracts, employee benefits, maternity/paternity leaves, medical leaves, supervision and discipline, workplace privacy, workplace violence, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and worker's compensation cases as well as protection from a range of employer-committed crimes including wage theft, deliberate worker misclassification, evasion of unemployment and workers' compensation laws, labor trafficking, defamation including false statements by an employer during or after the firing process, violation of state laws related to whistleblower protections or other relevant statutes.
FV-1400Community Legal Clinics Definition
Community based law clinics that provide legal advice and representation to individual clients and other groups in areas of law that affect low income individuals and disadvantaged communities, self advocacy support, and referrals to legal and other services. Most are small organizations that deliver legal services to particular neighborhoods or geographically defined communities, but some are specialty clinics that focus on children and youth, older adults, people with disabilities, injured workers and other specific populations. Typical areas of practice include housing, social assistance, income maintenance, pensions, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, human rights, education and various types of government programs and benefits. Many community legal clinics also engage in system advocacy with the objective of reforming existing laws, programs and practices; and community development activities. Included may be social justice organizations and law school legal clinics.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.