Minnesota Civil, Family & Housing Court Links

Court Resources are available to people in civil cases, such as housing, bankruptcy, family law, and debt collection

Minnesota Lawyer Resources

You can find a lawyer by getting referrals from Bar Associations, community agencies, friends, employers, religious advisers, and other people you trust. This means that the attorney will work on a specific task for you, and you do not have to hire them for the entire case. You only pay a fee for that specific task. For example the attorney could review your court papers, go to court with you, or give you their expert opinion about your legal rights and options.

Community Court Resources

Low-income people who have a court case in Hennepin County can get a free 20-minute legal advice consult on family law matters from the Volunteer Lawyers Network. To schedule an appointment, please call the VLN Intake Line at (612) 752-6677 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Free walk-in legal advice for low-income tenants and landlords. Income must be less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. LegalCORPS volunteer lawyers provide brief, no-charge consultations (up to 30 minutes) to low-income owners of small businesses (or people who might like to start a business) in Minneapolis at regular clinics. You can request a brief consultation by phone with a LegalCORPS volunteer lawyer.

These MN court resources links are not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.
If you have legal questions, it is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney.

State-Seal-MNMN State Bar Association – online court resources and lawyer referral service, offering free initial 30-minute consultations with a Minnesota lawyer. (612) 333-1183 Assoc. Hennepin County Bar Association – Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS); Low-Fee Family Law Project; Misdemeanor Defense Project; and more… (612) 752-6666 Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid /Minneapolis Office (612) 334-5970

Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) VLN offers legal help and court resources to people with low incomes in civil cases, such as housing, bankruptcy, family law, expungement, and debt collection.To find out if you qualify, complete a Client Intake by phone or online. Hours: 9:00a – 1:00p Mon., Wed., & Thur. Online: Client Intake Form (612) 752-6677 Central Minnesota Legal Services  (612) 334-5970