Repair Litigation
Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) are working together to offset the growing problem of unrepresented litigants in housing court through the More Representation Minneapolis initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to “provide legal representation to low-income Minneapolis tenants who seek to get their landlords to make needed repairs in compliance with state law and local ordinances.” Volunteers provide full representation to clients with habitability/repair issues either in connection with an eviction or by bringing a Rent Escrow or Tenant Remedy Action case. Prior litigation experience or desire to learn litigation skills necessary. Time commitment is approximately 20-30 hours in a two-week timeframe.  Shadowing/co-counseling of cases possible.

Rent Escrow Training (highly recommended for More Representation Minneapolis volunteers)
+++CLE: Rent Escrow Basics (1 hour)
+++Slideshow: Rent Escrow Basics