Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
1567 McMillan St, Ste 6, Worthington, MN, 56187-2801
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.
Offers free legal help in a full range of civil matters, including:
* Government benefits
* Refugees and immigrants
* Agricultural workers
* Consumer issues
* Debt and creditor
* Guardianship and conservatorship
* Real estate
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
People with low income
Call (888) 575-2954 or apply online
Services are free
Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties
|Toll Free||(888) 575-2954|
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Other Services or resources
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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-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-3600Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services Definition
Programs that provide legal assistance for immigrants, nonimmigrant visa applicants, asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents who are seeking naturalization. Services are generally provided by nonprofit immigration law offices and may involve information and consultation about benefits under immigration law including procedures for obtaining student, visitor and employment-based visas; family immigration; asylee status; lawful permanent residence status; or citizenship.
FT-4150Labor and Employment Law Definition
Programs that provide legal assistance for people who want to establish employment practices that will minimize or eliminate problems in the employment area or who need to resolve a dispute or initiate or respond to litigation which relates to their role as employers or employees, their rights and obligations. Labor and employment law deals with a variety of issues including ADA compliance, wage and hour compliance, workplace health and safety, interview and hiring practices, employee contracts, employee benefits, maternity/paternity leaves, medical leaves, supervision and discipline, workplace privacy, workplace violence, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals from other countries who have come to the United States to live permanently.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YO-0200.1950Farmers/Ranchers/Agricultural Managers Definition
Individuals (including owners, tenants who rent the use of the land or managers who work on a paid basis) who direct the activities of people who work in a wide variety of agricultural establishments including crop farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, livestock ranches, aquacultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries and timber tracts. They make and/or carry out production, financial and marketing decisions relating to farming/ranching operations; and may supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting and marketing activities.