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Anoka County Legal Referrals

Legal assistance, resources & information for Anoka County

Judicare of Anoka County
(763) 783-4970
1201 89th Avenue Northeast, Suite 310, Blaine, MN 55434
Free legal representation to low income people for civil legal problems (no criminal) including family law, protection from domestic abuse; MFIP, SSI, Food Stamps, Public Benefits; and landlord/tenant problems.

Anoka County Law Library
(763) 324-5560
2100 3rd Avenue, Suite E130, Anoka, MN 55303

Central Minnesota Legal Services (Minneapolis Office)
(612) 332-8151; New Clients: (612) 334-3402
111 North 5th Street, Suite 402, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in many areas of law including housing, family law, government benefits, domestic abuse, immigration, disability and others.

Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN)
(612) 752-6677 (intake by phone available M/W/Th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Statewide legal services available for low-income people through a network of legal clinics and volunteer attorneys. Spanish legal services available. Assistance can range from brief advice to screening for full representation depending on income level, county of residence, legal issue, and merits of the case.
Clinic assistance is available for family, civil, housing, immigration, criminal expungement, bankruptcy, LGBTQ+, and youth legal issues. Visit VLN's website for a current clinic schedule.
Phone legal assistance is also available in the following areas:
  • Administrative Law (DHS disqualifications)
  • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Adversary Proceedings, Student loan hardship discharge)
  • Civil (Consumer, Debtor-Creditor)
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Immigration
  • Tax (State and Federal, once legal aid has declined to assist)

Tenth Judicial District Self-Help Center - Anoka County Courthouse
(763) 760-6699
Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Avenue, Room C210, Anoka, MN 55303
Self-help center staff are available to provide information and resources Monday - Friday from 9 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. You may also submit questions to the self-help center staff via email at

Minnesota Courts Self-Help Centers
Forms, videos and other information for individuals representing themselves in court. 

Legal Advice Clinics
Directory of legal clinics and Self-Help Centers across the state. 

Minnesota State Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Free online lawyer search and referral service. 

Anoka County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Free online directory of lawyers practicing in Anoka County.

Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service (MNLRIS)
(612) 752-6699
MNLRIS connects persons with legal issues to one of over 200 qualified private attorneys practicing in over 50 areas of law. Referral counselors are available who can set up appointments with attorneys, provide general information about the legal process, and direct people to appropriate legal resources. MNLRIS is sponsored by the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations.
Help for low-income people with a broad range of civil (non-criminal) legal matters. Website provides information and resources on a variety of legal topics and can help connect individuals to legal aid and assistance. Live online chat help service available. 

Anoka County Courthouse
(763) 760-6700
2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303

Minnesota State Law Library
(651) 297-7651
Get help finding legal information
Room G25, Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
Our librarians can help you find legal information, court forms, and other materials by phone, email, or in person. In addition, we offer two clinics for those working on appeals: General Appeals Self-Help Walk-in Clinic - held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.  This is a brief advice clinic for people who are representing themselves. There is no income-qualification required for attendance. Unemployment Appeal Legal Advice Clinic - service for people who have already had a hearing with the Unemployment Law Judge and have also requested reconsideration and it has been denied. You can attend the clinic to get advice about how to proceed with an appeal to the Court of Appeals. Clinics held on the 2nd Thursday of the month and 4th Thursday of the month. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website.  

Minnesota Unbundled Law Project
Directory of attorneys offering unbundled legal services (also known as limited scope legal services) that are customizable for your needs and budget. Practice areas include family; business; employment; real estate; benefits; housing; wills, trusts, and elder law; consumer protection and debt; and more. For more information about unbundled legal services, visit their FAQ.

Community Mediation Minnesota
Providing mediation and restorative justice resources to help resolve disputes involving neighbors, families, businesses, consumers, crime victims, landlords, tenants, or other matters. 

Mediation Services of Anoka County
(763) 422-8878
Providing accessible, affordable mediation and restorative services to help people in Anoka County and neighboring communities resolve their own conflicts and repair harm since 1987.

Ramsey County Bar Association Modest Fee Service
(651) 224-1775
Full representation for those who do not qualify for Legal Aid based on income. Assistance available in Twin Cities Metro counties.

Minnesota Legal Advice Online (MLAO)
Volunteer attorneys answer legal questions via email for individuals who meet income qualifications. 

United Way 211
Dial 2-1-1
Operators available 24/7 to provide targeted referrals to legal services and resources. 

Children's Law Center of Minnesota
(651) 644-4438
450 N. Syndicate St, Suite 315, St. Paul, MN 55104
Free advocacy and legal representation for foster care youth in Minnesota.

School Law Center
(651) 222-6288
452 Selby Ave., Second Floor East, St. Paul, MN 55102
Statewide Legal representation for individual students, their families and groups of students and/or families or agencies serving students and their families in all areas of education law.

(612) 252-1200
41 N. 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Free clinic for low-income youth (ages 16-24) with legal problems (family, immigration, employment, public benefits, criminal, and housing). Also offers a drop-in center.

Youth Law Project
(612) 334-5970
The Project works with children/youth from birth to age 24 anywhere in Minnesota. Legal assistance (no criminal) for low income youth who are abused, neglected, experiencing or are at risk of homelessness or sexual exploitation, or have questions about safety, minor consent, access education, public benefits, obtaining government identification, or any other civil legal issues.

Public Defender - Tenth Judicial District (Anoka Office)
(763) 422-3350
433 Jackson Street, Suite 120, Anoka, MN 55303
Legal services by court appointment for low-income people involved in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases.

Sealing Criminal Records to Enhance Justice
If you have a criminal record for an offense that was prosecuted in state court, prosecutors from the Attorney General's Office may be able to help you determine if you qualify for expungement. If you qualify, the Attorney General's Office may be able to help you get your record sealed by the Court at no cost to you.

Volunteer Lawyers Network - Criminal Expungement Clinic
(763) 324-5560
Anoka County Law Library, Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303
Monthly Criminal Expungement Community Education Seminars - third Monday each month at 1:30 pm.

Second Chance Saturday Criminal Records Workshop
Volunteer Lawyers Network and Criminal Justice League
(612) 752-6677
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN (Along bus lines 7, 19 and 32).
Monthly criminal records workshop held every third Saturday of the month from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Mitchell Hamline Self Help Clinic
(651) 695-7609
Warren E. Burger Library Conference Room, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Assistance for self-represented parties for criminal expungement. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Minnesota Disability Law Center
1-800-292-4150 or (612) 332-4668 (TDD)
Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities.
Disability Hub MN
A free, statewide, information, referral and assistance service called Disability Hub MN is now available to help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses and their representatives connect to community services.

Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making
Guardianship Information Line: 1-844-333-1748
Statewide resource offering free in-depth telephone consultation, referrals, information and assistance for families, individuals, and professionals regarding individuals at risk for guardianship/conservatorship. Virtual Guardianship Clinic - social workers and attorneys are available to talk about less restrictive alternatives to guardianship on the first Wednesday of every month from 12-2 pm. No appointments are needed, but please complete a registration form to help with planning.

Cancer Legal Care
(651) 917-9000
3503 High Point Drive, Suite 270, Oakdale, MN 55128
Cancer Legal Care provides caring and compassionate legal services at no cost to Minnesotans affected by cancer.

JustUS Health (formerly Minnesota AIDS Project and Rainbow Health)
(612) 373-2437
JustUs Health's Legal Services provide legal advice, brief services, and direct representation for HIV–related legal matters.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Information: 1-888-NAMI-Helps (1-888-626-4435) or Helpline: 1-800-273-8255
Education, advocacy, support, and referrals for people with mental illness and their families.

Alexandra House - Anoka
Hotline: (763) 780-2330 or 1-888-780-2332
Legal advocacy for domestic abuse survivors.

Violence Free Minnesota (formerly Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women)
24-Hour Phone Line: (866) 223-1111
24-hour hotline for victims of domestic abuse throughout Minnesota helps connect individuals to resources and services available to them.

Standpoint (Formerly Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project)
1-800-313-2666 or (612) 343-9842; Text Line: (612) 743-7397
Statewide program serving battered women, their advocates, attorneys and the general public in Minnesota.

Anoka County Social Services - Children and Family
(763) 324-1400
2100 Third Ave., Suite 500, Anoka, MN 55303

Family Law Clinic
(763) 324-5560
Anoka County Law Library, Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303
Brief legal advice clinic offering advice from an attorney on divorce, custody, child support, Orders for Protection, and other family law matters. Held two Thursdays per month by appointment only. Please call (763) 324-5560 for an appointment.

Family Law Advice by Phone - Volunteer Lawyers Network
(612) 752-6677
Low-income people can get a free 20-minute legal advice consult on family law matters from the Volunteer Lawyers Network. To schedule an appointment, call the VLN Intake Line at (612) 752-6677 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Hennepin County Bar Association Low Fee Family Law Project
(612) 752-6666
A part of the Lawyer Referral Service, this program is designed to allow affordable representation to the working poor statewide, with income just above the financial bracket where services are available through other legal services providers. Service is provided where volunteers and clients can be matched. A variety of conditions apply. Interested individuals should contact LRIS at 612-752-6666.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Law Center
(612) 879-9165
Legal representation to parents, family members, Indian custodians and children, who are involved in legal matters governed by the ICWA.

Mitchell Hamline Self Help Clinic
(651) 695-7609
Warren E. Burger Library Conference Room, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Assistance for self-represented parties for criminal expungement. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Office of Ombudsperson for Families
(651) 603-0058 or 1-888-234-4939
1450 Energy Drive, Suite 106, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Assistance with child protection matters, social service issues, and failure to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) or the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA).

Outfront Minnesota (GLBT Youth)
(612) 822-0127 or 1-800-800-0350
310 E. 38th St., Suite 209, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Provides advocacy, assistance, and referrals to help guide youth through the legal process.

Gender Justice
(651) 789-2090
200 West University Ave., Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55103
Gender Justice provides legal representation for transgender and other clients relative to employment discrimination, health care, and other necessities.

LGBTQ+ Clinic (Volunteer Lawyers Network)
Walk-in or make an appointment.
Free clinics held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2-4 pm and the 3rd Saturday of the month at Family Tree Clinic (1619 Dayton Ave. #205, St. Paul). Providing 15-20 minutes of legal advice on name and gender marker changes, plus general legal advice and referrals.

Housing Law Clinic
(612) 332-8151 or (763) 783-4970
Anoka County Courthouse, 2100 3rd Ave., 4th Floor, Anoka, MN 55303
Free legal advice to all low-income residents of Anoka County on housing issues Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on the 4th floor of the Anoka County Courthouse. The clinic is run by Central Minnesota Legal Services, Judicare, and Volunteer Lawyers Network. No appointments necessary, but priority will be given to those with a court hearing. Call to determine if you qualify for services before your court hearing.

HOME Line (Tenant Hotline)
Call: (612) 728-5767 or (866) 866-3546; Email an attorney
Statewide tenant’s rights organization that provides free legal advice to renters in Minnesota.
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Assistance throughout Minnesota to veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises.
Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA)
Landlord/tenant hotline: (952) 858-8222
Landlord/tenant hotline provides pre-recorded information on security deposits, leases, giving notice, discrimination and other topics related to rental statutes and rights.
Minnesota Home Ownership Center
(651) 659-9336 or 1-866-462-6466
Home help services in Minnesota including first-time home buyer assistance, foreclosure process assistance and home mortgage assistance.
Immigration and Refugee Helpline
(651) 287-3715
Attorneys are available by phone Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for people seeking legal help with immigration issues. Service is available in English, Spanish, or Somali.
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
1-800-223-1368 or (651) 641-1011
Free brief legal advice and full legal representation to immigrants and refugees in Minnesota who qualify for services.
The Advocates for Human Rights
(612) 341-9845
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Legal services for low-income asylum seekers and immigrant detainees
Immigration Pathways to Freedom, Standpoint
1-800-313-2666 or (612) 343-9842; Text Line: (612) 743-7397
Direct services, support and representation to victims seeking U and T Visas, Removal of the Condition of Residency, Legal Permanent Residency, Violence Against Women Act Self-Petition and Citizenship, among other petitions.
Center for New Americans - University of MN Law School
Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, Detainee Rights Clinic, & Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
The education and outreach program educates noncitizens about their legal rights. For more information, call 612-625-5515.
United Cambodian Association of Minnesota
(651) 222-3299
1385 Mendota Heights Rd Suite 500, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Bilingual and bicultural legal and immigration assistance to low-income refugees and immigrants living in Minnesota.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (St. Cloud Office)
(320) 253-0121 or 1-888-360-2889
110 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 200, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people.

Minnesota Elder Justice Center
(651) 440-9300
Providing information and resources statewide to older and/or vulnerable adults and their loved ones around issues of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Services include obtaining protective orders, incapacity and safety planning, limited legal representation, and referrals. To get more information, please call (651) 440-9312 to speak to an advocate or use the contact form.

Senior LinkAge Line
Free statewide telephone information and assistance service on Medicare, prescription drug expense assistance, health insurance counseling, forms assistance, long-term care insurance and planning, caregiver planning and support, and grandparents raising children.
Estate & Elder Law Services (Volunteers of America)
(612) 676-6300
Attorneys assist clients with wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, health care directives, guardianship, conservatorship, special needs trusts, Medical Assistance planning, and real estate matters. All individuals are eligible to receive services at private-pay rates and those with disabilities or age 60 and older may qualify to receive services at subsidized rates based on monthly income and asset level.
Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project
1-866-783-5021 or (651) 251-5765
Regional pension counseling project to provide free legal counseling services to individuals with retirement and pension plan issues.

Anoka County Veteran Services
(763) 324-4500
Government Center, 2100 3rd Avenue, Suite 216, Anoka, MN 55303

Veterans Legal Services
Statewide assistance through Central Minnesota Legal Services
Minneapolis (612) 332-8151; St. Cloud (320) 253-0138
Services to veterans on civil (non-criminal) legal matters such as consumer debt, family, housing, and benefits. Ask for veterans legal services when calling.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
(888) 838-7727
Provides assistance to unrepresented veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Assistance throughout Minnesota to veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises.

LinkVet Support
24-7 support from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) for Minnesota Veterans and their families.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Mediation Program
(651) 539-1100 or 1-800-657-3704
No cost and voluntary alternative dispute resolution process by which the parties attempt to settle their discrimination disputes with the help of a trained mediator. Mediation takes place before the Department begins an investigation into allegations of discrimination and before a probable cause finding is made. 

Legal Corps
(612) 206-0780
Free legal help to low-income owners of small businesses and small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota.
Wills for Heroes
Call (612) 672-8349 for information about Minnesota programs and clinics. 
Free wills and other estate planning documents to first responders and their spouse or domestic partner.
Farmer's Legal Action Group (FLAG)
(651) 223-5400 or 1-877-860-4349
6 West 5th Street, Suite 650, St. Paul, MN 55102-1404
Legal services and support to family farmers and their communities.
Agricultural Worker Project
Statewide help through Southern MN Regional Legal Services
Staff attorneys provide statewide legal representation, advice and referrals to low-income migrant farm workers. Services available in English and Spanish; interpreters available in other languages.

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
(612) 927-3104
First Covenant Church, 810 S. 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to qualified individuals at ministry locations around the Twin Cities.

Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP)
(651) 695-7672
Civil (non-criminal) and family law services to those incarcerated in MN correctional facilities.
Debtor Lawsuit Answering Service (Volunteer Lawyers Network)
(612) 752-6677
Advice and assistance for debtors who have been sued and those wondering about filing bankruptcy.

Springboard for the Arts
St. Paul: (651) 292-4381, 262 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103
Fergus Falls: (218) 998-4037, 201 West Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Legal advice for low income persons who need help with business organization, contracts, artist tax audits, copyright and trademark infringement, artist immigration, music royalties, and leasing and buying property.

Insurance Law Clinic - University of MN Law School
(612) 625-5515
Free legal assistance to persons facing insurance denials for all types of insurance claims (auto, homeowners, accident, etc.).
Minnesota Federal Public Defender
(612) 664-5858
United States Courthouse: 300 South Fourth Street, Room 107, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Federal Pro Se Project - Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter
Collaboration between the Minnesota District Court and the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to help provide civil pro se litigants with an opportunity to have a meaningful consultation with a volunteer lawyer. Parties may be referred to the program by letter from court after filing a civil case in the District of Minnesota.
US Bankruptcy Courts
Bankruptcy Advice Clinics held bi-weekly at the Minneapolis and St. Paul Federal Courthouses. For more information about these clinics, visit their website or contact the Volunteer Lawyers Network at (612) 752-6677.
Representing Yourself - U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Pro Se Civil Guidebook, forms, federal rules and more.

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
(888) 838-7727
Provides assistance to unrepresented veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

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