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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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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

Thursday, November 26

Wright County Legal Advice Clinic

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Buffalo, MN

Tuesday, December 1

St. Cloud VA Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

Tuesday, December 1

Stearns County Legal Advice Clinic

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

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CMLS News

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...

Central Minnesota Legal Services Stands for Racial Justice, Inclusion and Fairness in the Justice System

Our hearts are heavy due to the tragic murder of George Floyd and the outpouring of grief, anger and despair within our local community. We recognize the great pain that Learn more...

Self-Help Center FAQs for Hennepin County Family Court

For providers of legal services and self-represented parties. See the attached document for answers to some general questions about how to access Self-Help for Family Court in Hennepin County and Learn more...

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