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Central Minnesota Legal Services provides free legal help to low-income individuals and families to assist with civil legal issues. CMLS does not charge for legal services.

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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, February 18

Criminal Expungement Clinic

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday, February 25

Eviction Expungement Clinic

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, March 17

Stearns County Legal Advice Clinic

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

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CMLS News

CMLS Featured in Legal Services State Support Article

Legal Services State Support recently ran an article detailing CMLS’ partnership with Hennepin County Library to assist individuals facing the effects of the housing crisis. Check it out today to Learn more...

CMLS Volunteer Attorney and Board Member, Jonathan Wolf, to Receive Award

Central Minnesota Legal Services is thrilled to announce that Jonathan Wolf, Volunteer Attorney and Board Member for the organization, will be receiving the 2021 American Inns of Court Sandra Day Learn more...

Día de los Muertos

Kristin is a Client Services Coordinator who serves clients by doing initial applications. Recently she and her family received 2nd place for the Anoka Halloween House decorating contest and educated Learn more...

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