With the inclusion of Judicare of Anoka County, Inc., the online client intake system operated by Legal Services State Support now supports all seven Minnesota Legal Services Coalition programs. The Coalition programs provide comprehensive legal services to clients in all 87 Minnesota counties. In addition to the Coalition programs, the Volunteer Lawyers Network and the Volunteer Attorney Program also participate in the online intake system.
The statewide online intake system provides a single, convenient point of access for starting the application process. After a potential client answers a few questions in the online intake interview, the system determines which program is most likely to be able to serve them, and sends the potential client’s information to that program. Clients can access the system at any time, and from any place they can connect to the internet.
Commenting on the announcement, State Support's supervising attorney, Mary Kaczorek, said, “Statewide online intake is another great example of how the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition is working to improve access to justice for all Minnesotans. A centralized online access point helps clients quickly get to the right program for their legal issue. This saves time for clients, and for program staff across the legal services delivery system." The interview is featured on LawHelpMN.org and on participating programs’ websites. See the interview at www.justice4mn.org.