• Expand Free Legal Services

By accessing brief legal services online, more clients get legal assistance to help them solve their problem. Our activities in this area include online document assembly tools and a statewide online legal advice website.

State Support offers document assembly interviews (including some in Spanish) guiding members of the public and attorneys through a series of questions to produce a legal document. These are available at www.LawHelpMN.org/formhelper. These interviews cover common issues regarding family law, health care, abuse and harassment, debt, housing, and government benefits. Each year, members of the public and attorneys assemble thousands of legal documents using these tools.

Minnesota Legal Advice Online, available at www.MNLegalAdvice.org, allows members of the public to submit a legal question online to be answered by a volunteer attorney. The online format removes geographic barriers, so members of the public across the state have access to legal advice from attorneys in the Twin Cities metro or other parts of the state. Hundreds of people receive legal advice through the website each year.