Since April 2006, VLN volunteers have been receiving the popular “Tip of the Month,” a short summary of an area of law (often new) that we think our volunteers will find useful.

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2019

August – What Every Volunteer Attorney Should Know about Eviction Expungement

July – Uninsured Motorists and Loss of Driving Privileges for Civil Judgments

June – How to Clear Judgments After Completing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

May – Tackling Wage Theft

April – Service of Process Changes for Family and Civil Cases

March – How to Read a Register of Actions (ROA) for Criminal Expungement Purposes

February – Working with Gender Diverse Clients

Click here for the Fact Sheet: GUIDE TO WORKING WITH GENDER DIVERSE CLIENTS

January – Car Title Transfers for Private Sales

Click here for the Fact Sheet: HOW TO SELL A USED CAR TO A PERSON
Click here for the Fact Sheet: WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU SOLD A CAR
BUT THE BUYER DIDN’T TRANSFER THE TITLE

2018

December – Understanding the Proposed Rule Change for Public Charge: “What do I tell my client?”

November – Holiday Spending

October – Working with Interpreters

September – Volunteer Resources

August – Criminal Expungement in Minnesota — Quick Reference Guide

July – Minnesota’s New Parenting Expense Adjustment in Calculating Child Support

June – “Legal Check-ups,” Family Preparedness and Transmitting Hope

May – Help with Common Challenges at Legal Clinics

April – Creating an Electronic Filing and Service (eFS) Account for Individual Attorneys with a Pro Bono-Only Practice

March – First Meeting with a Bankruptcy Client

February-DACA Renewal Update

January-The Cold Weather Rule Update

2017

December-Statutes of Limitation, Statutes of Repose and Notice Requirements – At a Glance

November-There is no such thing as “judgment-proof.”

October-Credit Reports & the Equifax Breach

September-Current Information about the DACA Program and DACA Renewal Help

August-Important Information about Passports and Passports for Minor Children

July-Communication in the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

June-The Essential Skills for Counseling and Problem Solving at Clinics
Click here to read the full manual, updated June 2017

May-CLE Credit for Pro Bono Representation through VLN

April-Family Preparedness Toolkit – Minnesota

March-Travel Ban Update

February-Becoming an Emeritus Pro Bono Attorney through VLN

January-Post Election Advice for the Refugee and Immigrant Communities

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