Online Legal Forms: Minnesota Uses Tech to Democratize Justice

In June, a New York Times essay on the rise of online legal forms brought encouraging validation to Minnesota's legal aid community. Again this month, a Times op-ed called attention to the innovation and growing prevalence of online legal forms, mentioning LawHelp Interactive as part of a "Year of Big Ideas in Social Change." The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition continues to be a national leader in using technology to increase access to civil legal justice, and currently hosts 21 online interviews on the LawHelp Interactive platform, including the recent addition of interactive family law forms for tribal courts.

On Minnesota’s work, Mary Kaczorek, supervising attorney at State Support said, “The free interactive legal forms on help maximize limited resources and expand legal aid’s reach to provide critical help to underserved populations across Minnesota.”