Tip of the Month

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.

(If you have a request for a future tip of the month, or are interested in submitting one, please contact Sue at 612-752-6671.)

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2016

July – Case Handling Protocols

June – CLE Credit for Pro Bono

May – Using Google Voice to Connect and Communicate with Clients

April – Working With Interpreters

March – Eviction Expungements and Referrals

February – How to Appeal a Contested Conciliation Court Judgment to District Court in Hennepin County

January – 10 Years of the VLN Tip of the Month

2015

December – Representing Clients who have a Mental Illness

November – Cold Weather Rule

October – Working with Undocumented Clients

September – Immigration: Status of the 11/20/2014 Executive Orders

August – Notary Requirements for Court Documents

July – The Impact of Race on Pro Bono Services

June – Criminal Expungement Document Assembly Tool

May – Introduction to Financial Coaching

April – Pawned Property in Bankruptcy

March – Cancellation of Debt

February – Vacate Default Judgments in Hennepin County Conciliation Court

January – Attorney – Social Worker Collaboration

2014

December – Unpaid Wage Claims

November – Using the New Criminal Expungement Law

October – Helping Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Obtain and Retain Safe and Affordable Rental Housing

September – Unaccompanied Minors and Accelerated Immigration Court Procedures

August – Conciliation Court Update

July – DACA Renewal Applications

June – Criminal Expungement Law Update

May – Legal Resources & eTools on MN Court Websites

April – Brief Focused Assessments in Hennepin County Family Court

March – Minnesota Property Tax Refund for Renters and Homeowners

February – Helping Victims of Identity Theft

January – The Case for Legal Services

2013

December – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

November – Eviction Service Requirements

October – Contempt Proceedings in Family Court

September – Changes in Minnesota Foreclosure Law

August – Assigned Consumer Debt Default Judgments

July – Emergency Relief in Family Court

June – CLE Credit for Pro Bono

May – Working with Pro Bono Clients Wiki

April – Emertis Attorney Program

March – Online Intake

February – Basics of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

January – Filing Criminal Expungments as a VLN Volunteer

2012

December – VLN Clinics Wiki

November – Bankruptcy and Family Law

October – New IFP/Fee Waiver Procedures in the 4th Judicial District

September – Assisting in Collections Lawsuits

August – Mandatory eFile and eServe

July – Immigration Terms

June – Statutes of Limitations, Statutes of Repose and Notice Requirements – At A Glance

May – Immigration Based Affidavits of Support in Family Court

April – Changes to Minnesota Rules of Family Court

March – Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Escape Dangerous Rental Housing

February – General Civil Clinic Resources Index

January – Tax Refund Interception on Account of Discharged Debt

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