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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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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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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, September 24

Anoka Housing Clinic

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anoka, MN

Monday, September 24

Todd County Legal Advice Clinic – Staples

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Staples, MN

Monday, September 24

Todd County Legal Advice Clinic – Long Prairie

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Long Prairie, MN

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Minnesota Supreme Court Recognition Letters

For a number of years, the MSBA’s Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee has coordinated, for the Minnesota Supreme Court, recognition of outstanding pro bono work. Programs were allowed to Learn more...

Recognition of Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson

The firm of Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson, in the 18th District, have been volunteering with our program for over 20 years. The firm’s volunteers spent countless hours on everything Learn more...

Recognition of Anderson, Larson, Saunders, Klaassen & Dahlager

The firm of Anderson, Larson, Saunders, Klaassen & Dahlager, in the 12th District, have been long time volunteers with our program. From June 2016 through May 2017, the firm has accepted Learn more...

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