The Need for Free Legal Services: An Interview with VLN's Executive Director

The Star Tribune recently interviewed Suzanne Pontinen, executive director of Volunteer Lawyer's Network (VLN), about how the program's civil legal services are as needed as ever. VLN manages 21 clinics and offers poverty law training to its network of nearly 1,400 volunteers, including 800 to 900 attorneys who volunteer annually. In 2014, as part of its work, VLN helped 120 people avoid eviction, and 68 people get old criminal records expunged.  Read the full interview.