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What We Do

CMLS helps low-income individuals and families get the legal help they need within a 21-county service area throughout central Minnesota. CMLS serves its clients from offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud, and Willmar.

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CMLS operates a robust Volunteer Attorney Program from its offices in St. Cloud and Willmar. We connect local attorneys with eligible clients to provide assistance on civil matters. If you’re a licensed attorney looking to get involved, contact us today!

Volunteer Attorney Program

Give Back

There are many ways to give back to CMLS. There are volunteer opportunities available for non-attorneys to help assist our clients and staff. You can also donate to CMLS to help support our work.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 21

Stearns County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

Thursday, May 23

Anoka Family Law Clinic

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Anoka, MN

Thursday, May 23

Wright County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buffalo, MN

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Legal Needs Survey

CMLS strives to provide high-quality legal services to the communities we serve. As part of this effort, CMLS periodically undergoes a study to determine the most important legal issues that Learn more...

Hennepin County adding position to help provide legal aid to people seeking order of protection

Funding has been continued for the remainder of 2019 for CMLS’ involvement with an Order for Protection project. CMLS became involved as a partner to the 4th Judicial Districts Family Learn more...

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