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Central Minnesota Legal Services provides free legal help to low-income individuals and families to assist with civil legal issues.

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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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Volunteer

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!

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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

Monday, April 12

Isanti County Legal Advice Clinic

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cambridge, MN

Wednesday, April 14

Sherburne County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Elk River, MN

Thursday, April 15

Wright County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buffalo, MN

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CMLS News

Reflecting on Minnesota’s First Female Black Attorney

February is Black History month which is a time for all of us to reflect on how Black Lives have impact our own. I have been reflecting on the impact Learn more...

MSBA Statement on Interference with Election Certification

Central Minnesota Legal Services stands in full support of the following statement by the Minnesota State Bar Association: The Minnesota State Bar Association condemns the attempts to interfere with the Learn more...

CMLS Staff Attorney to Receive MJFs Direct Service Provider Award

CMLS is proud to announce that staff attorney, Erin Osborne, will receive the Minnesota Justice Foundation Direct Service Provider award at MJF’s virtual event on September 30th.   Erin will Learn more...

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