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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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CMLS Minneapolis office has moved! Our new address is 111 North 5th Street, Suite 402, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

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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!

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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

Thursday, May 28

Wright County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buffalo, MN

Tuesday, June 2

St. Cloud VA Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

Tuesday, June 2

Stearns County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

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Economic Impact Payment IRS Resources

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the CARES Act directs the IRS to issue Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to eligible individuals, married couples, and families with children. The American Learn more...

Minnesota Current and Former Customers of Frontier Eligible for Rebates, Bill Credits Following Settlement

**Minnesotans urged to apply before July 20 deadline** SAINT PAUL, MN – Current and former customers of Frontier Communications may be eligible for rebates or bill credits for certain past Learn more...

Legal Help during the COVID – 19 Pandemic

Legal Services are an essential service allowed to continue during the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order.  While court hearings are limited at this time to observe social distancing, Central Minnesota Learn more...

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