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Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Can’t call during those hours?
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Come in to our office on Tuesdays from 9:00 am — 12:00 pm and speak to an intake counselor in-person. Please arrive by 11:45.


Volunteer Lawyers Network connects people experiencing poverty with trained volunteer lawyers, who provide advice, brief services or representation in court.

When you call our intake line at 612-752-6677, one of our intake counselors will ask you questions about your case, your income and where you live to determine if we are able to help with your legal issue.
If we are unable to help, intake staff can sometimes provide referrals to someone who can.

Some issues VLN helps with:

divorce, child custody, child support and more

unpaid wages, garnishment, debt collection, security deposits, property damage and more

eviction, rent escrow, eviction expungement, repairs, landlord/tenant issues and more

most kinds of immigration issues

Criminal expungement
sealing of Minnesota state criminal records

chapter 7, adversary proceedings and more

Some issues VLN does not help with:

Criminal defense: click here to be redirected to Legal Rights Center’s website
Fee-generating cases (medical malpractice, car collisions): click here to find a lawyer
Public benefits: click here to be redirected to Legal Aid’s website
Wills and estates: click here to be redirected to Volunteers of America’s website
Business/non-profit owner assistance: click here to be redirected to LegalCORPS