CCLI (Collaborative Community Law Initiative) is a nonprofit small-law-firm incubator in Saint Paul, Minnesota and they are now accepting clients. They teach recent graduates of Mitchell Hamline School of Law to build sustainable, independent small-firm practices that serve the needs of low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. CCLI’s mission is to increase the number of small law firms in Minnesota providing affordable legal services to clients who are financially ineligible for legal assistance through existing legal nonprofits.
Their small-firm lawyers, Inti Martinez-Aleman and Elizabeth Neyens, commit to providing a substantial percentage of their work at sliding-scale and low-bono rates to serve the needs of those in the “justice gap.” They are currently working on a variety of civil cases, including: business contracts, housing law, estate planning, family law, employment law, and administrative law. Karin Ciano is the Executive Director. Her email is: .