Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM)
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM) - Moorhead Office
1015 7th Ave N, Moorhead, MN, 56560
Distance: 1383 Miles
Legal aid program that offers legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals, typically in the areas of disability law, elder law and family law
Free or low cost legal services help people who are unable to afford a lawyer get access to the court system.
Provides legal representation and community legal education to low-income people and seniors in northwestern Minnesota counties
Representation focuses on priority cases, generally those most critical to life, health, safety, shelter, and basic subsistence income.
Help may be available for issues that include but are not limited to:
* Consumer issues like debt collector harassment, utility shut off, paycheck problems
* Special Education complaints
* Employment issues, unemployment benefit denial
* Family, custody, and divorce
* Other public benefit appeals
* Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income appeals
* Housing issues
* Public Assistance and Disability Benefits
* Family law, custody, domestic abuse
* Creating a simple will, power of attorney, or health care directive
Let them know if you have another type of legal problem. If they don't handle it, they may be able to provide written information or a referral.
About This Location
A free civil law "Ask an Attorney" clinic is offered twice a month in Clay County. Call (218) 233-8585 for more information.
Free forms assistance self help clinics are offered in Becker, Polk and Roseau counties.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Title III
- People with low income
Income at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Criminal and personal injury (or any case where there would be damages awarded) cases are not eligible.
Becker, Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, and Wilkin counties
|Toll Free||(800) 450-8585|
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FT-1000Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
FT-1070Consumer Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who have cases involving violations of federal and state statutes governing sales and credit practices involving consumer goods, in situations where appeals to consumer complaints organizations have not resolved the issue. Consumer law cases involve deceptive or unconscionable advertising and sales practices, product quality, credit financing and reporting, debt collection, leases, and other aspects of consumer transactions.
FT-2450Elder Law Definition
Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who need assistance in the area of law which relates to the rights and needs of older adults, especially in the areas of age discrimination, consumer fraud, estate planning and management, living trusts, trust administration, probate, property law, retirement planning, pension benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, disability planning, long-term care alternatives, health care decisions, elder abuse, guardianships and conservatorships.
FT-3000Family Law Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are involved in disputes or legal actions which affect their domestic relationships.
FT-3200General Legal Aid Definition
Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
FT-6940Protective/Restraining Orders Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violence in situations involving child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, abduction, sexual assault, stalking or other forms of harassment or the threat of workplace violence. Depending on the situation, a person may have more than one type of order. Restraining and personal protection order laws vary from one jurisdiction to another but all establish who can file for an order, what protection or relief a person can get from such an order and how the order will be enforced. The court will order the adverse party to refrain from certain actions and/or require compliance with certain provisions. Failure to comply is a violation of the order which can result in the arrest and prosecution of the offender. Violations in some jurisdictions may also constitute criminal or civil contempt of court.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.