VLN Clinics

Courthouse Clinics

Legal Access Point (LAP) 

Hours: Monday Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 3 pm; Wednesday & Friday 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Self Help Center – skyway level, Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis MN

See https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=volunteerlawyers@gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago&gsessionid=OK for a schedule of legal issues.



Hours: Thursday 11 am – 1 pm (alternating weeks in each location)


Minneapolis on 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday: U.S. Federal Courthouse, 300 S. 4th St. Minneapolis MN 55404

Held on 8th Floor on 1st Thursdays of the month and on 7th Floor on any other Thursday of the month


St. Paul on 2nd & 4th Thursday: 2nd floor, U.S. Federal Courthouse, 316 N. Robert St, St. Paul MN 55101


Conciliation Court

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am – 11 am & 1 – 3 pm

Location: Room 312 of Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis MN


Conciliation Court Appeals Clinic

Hours: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Room 312 of Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis MN


Family Law

Hours: Monday & Friday: 10 am – noon and 1-3 pm; Tuesday: 1 pm – 3 pm; Thursday: 10 am-12 pm. Sign up at 8 am each day

Location:  The Self Help Center in the Family Justice Center, 110 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis MN


Housing Court Project

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 am – 12 noon; Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30 pm – 4pm

Location: 3rd Floor, Court Tower of Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth Street Minneapolis N


Criminal expungment seminars

See here for information: http://vlncc.wikispaces.com/Seminars



Community Clinics



Brian Coyle

Location: Brian Coyle Community Center 420 15th Avenue SE Minneapolis MN 55454

Issues: Debtor/creditor, consumer, housing, and general civil, family

Provides services for Somali speakers. (Call 612-338-5282 for an appointment and information about walk-ins)


Brooklyn Legal Clinic

Clinic day and times: First Friday of month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn Center

Issues: General Civil matters and Immigration

Services provided in English, Spanish and French


Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH)

Locations and times rotate. See http://www.capsh.org/services/legal-service-clinics/ for updated information or call 952-933-9639 ext. 295. Provides assistance with all legal issues.


Dignity Center

Clinic Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-11:30 a.m.

Location: Hennepin Ave Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis MN  55403

Issues: all.

To make an appointment, client may call 612-435-1315


LGBTQ Clinic

Clinic Times: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7pm

Location: The Exchange, 3405 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Clinic Times: 4th Monday of the month, 2-4pm; 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm

Location: Family Tree Clinic, 1619 Dayton Avenue #205, St. Paul, MN 55104

Clinic Times: 2ns and 4th Mondays 2-4 AND 3rd Saturday 11am-1pm

Issues: Name and gender marker changes, general legal advice and referrals

Walk-in or visit https://goo.gl/ABTVNh to make an appointment


Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC)

Clinic Times: Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Location: 2300 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404

Issues: Family, criminal, housing, and juvenile protection

Provides services for Native American women


Park Avenue Methodist Church 

Clinic Times: Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Location: Park Avenue Methodist Church, 3400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55407

Issues: Immigration. Family law attorney may be available some weeks. Spanish speaking staff available each week.


Wait House Clinic

First and third Tuesday of every month

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Issues: General Civil and Immigration Law attorneys available during most clinic times.

Services provided in English and Spanish.

Call 612-721-1681 to make an appointment. Walk in clients are also accepted if there is time.

Youth Law Clinic (walk-in) Times: Mon 3:30 – 6pm

Location: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis MN 55403

Issues affecting youth (family, employment, public benefits, criminal, housing, etc.)

Whom to refer: youth



Legal Services VLN DOES NOT provide:

-Help in Personal Injury Cases
-Workman Compensation Cases
-Employment Discrimination Cases
-Medical Malpractice Cases


Call Public Defender:
-Criminal Defense

Contact information for Public Defenders by county can be found here.