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Minnesota Legal Aid In the News

11/11/2016: KARE11 story on real estate nightmare features MMLA attorney.

4/6/2016: Watch a new video from the MN Legal Services Coalition explaining how civil legal aid helps families maintain stability.

11/11/2015: “How Minnesota is Failing the Disabled,” a five-part series in the Star Tribune, featuring the Minnesota Disability Law Center, exploring the significant barriers that disabled Minnesotans face with access to independent housing, income equality, and intimacy.

10/17/2015: “Problem solver for those in need,” Anne Cofell, MMLA, in the St. Cloud Times. An inspiring story about a  civil legal aid advocate who has dedicated the last 35 years of her life to serving those in need in Minnesota.

6/18/2015: “Organization is connecting people with legal resources,”, featuring the work of Call for Justice, LLC. “We have far too many people in legal need who can’t afford market rate lawyers and not enough low-income lawyers, lawyers who can serve people who are low-income,” said Call for Justice Executive Director Ellie Krug. Krug and the Call for Justice’s Greater Minnesota Liaison Program were in Albert Lea Thursday to talk to representatives from about 25 non-profit organizations that serve low-income people.

5/26/2015: “At some MN clinics, the doctor and lawyer will see you now,” an article featuring the MMLA Whittier Medical-Legal Partnership. Good things happen when a legal aid attorney is on-site at the Whittier Clinic.

5/7/15: The Disability Law Center’s brief is quoted in the Star Tribune and MPR news as they cover a Federal Court judge’s ruling on Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan, requiring states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of people with disabilities.

4/2/15: “Minnesota may boost cash grants for low-income families” in the Pioneer Press, featuring MMLA/LSAP’s Jessica Webster.

3/17/15: “The Ins and Outs of Public and Otherwise Affordable Housing,” featuring Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid attorney Lael Robertson.

3/11/15: From the Huffington Post, “Civil Legal Assistance is a Potent Anti-Poverty Tool” “Civil legal aid is a powerful tool that helps people living in poverty build a foundation of stability from which they can create a better future for themselves, their families and our communities.”

2/26/15: “Sending Help Where It’s Needed,” the story about LegalCORPS‘ statewide long-distance legal clinics, in Minnesota Lawyer Magazine.

1/3/15: Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota attorney DJ Yokom explains the new Minnesota criminal expungement law and how legal aid can help clients overcome job and housing barriers. Read the article here.

11/28/14: Immigrant Law Center Executive Director explains Obama’s executive actions and what they mean for undocumented immigrants on Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit show. Listen here.

9/27/14: Blind rider was kicked off bus; Metro Transit sees no evil (Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid- Disability Law Center) Disability Law Center attorneys help a blind Metro Transit rider challenge the driver’s decision to kick him off the bus.


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