VLN’s phone advice clinic runs from 2-4pm each day. 3-4 clients will be scheduled for each shift. If you are interested and able to staff one of these shifts, please email VLN’s Housing Case Coordinator, Kait. Check out some resources for this phone advice clinic below.

COVID-19 Resource and Information for Attorneys
Check out the links below for more information on how COVID-19 is impacting housing law in Minnesota.

+++Eviction Moratoriums during the Pandemic (April 2020 VLN Practice Tip)
+++Governor Walz’s March 24 Executive Order (20-14)
+++Chief Justice Gildea’s March 20 Supreme Court Order (ADM20-8001) and March 23 update to the March 20 Order.
+++MSBA list of COVID-19 resources for legal professionals, which includes Hennepin, Ramsey and other court specific information.
+++Law Help Guide: Court during COVID-19
+++Fourth Judicial District COVID-19 Info Guide, updated March 25, 2020
+++HOMEline’s COVID-19 Information and sample letter to landlord

Most Commonly Used Forms
+++Motion for Expungement
+++Rule 60: Motion to Vacate Judgement
+++Affidavit for In Forma Pauperis
+++Eviction Action Complaint
+++Letter to Tenant Screening Agencies
+++New! Larry McDonough created an eviction answer which includes provisions for the moratoriums.

For a more complete listing of documents, see:
+++Larry McDonough’s website
+++Minnesota Judicial Branch’s Self-Help Center
+++HOMEline’s Form Letters

All attorneys should submit an advice report form after their phone advice shift.
Any questions regarding housing law phone advice should be directed to Kait or Muria.