Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
Albert Lea Office
146 W College St, Albert Lea, MN, 56007
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.
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
Area Served by County
- Freeborn County
- Mower County
- Rice County
- Steele County
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- People with low income
People with low income
Call (888) 575-2954 or apply online
Services are free
Faribault, Freeborn, Mower, Rice, and Steele counties
- Administrative Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- Mankato Office 12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 3000, Mankato, MN, 56001
- Moorhead Office 1015 7th Ave N, Moorhead, MN, 56560
- Rochester Office 903 Center St W, Ste 230, Rochester, MN, 55902
- Shakopee Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- St. Paul Office 450 Syndicate St N, Ste 285, St. Paul, MN, 55104
- Winona Office 66 E 3rd St, Ste 204, Winona, MN, 55987
- Worthington Office 1567 McMillan St N, Ste 6, Worthington, MN, 56187
Other Services or resources
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FT-1000Benefits and Services Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding, accessing, and/or are unaware of grants, payments, benefits or other services for which they may be eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits and services, the benefits or services provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete application forms; negotiate on their behalf with program administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits/service counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
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 for their organization 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, wrongful termination, and worker's compensation cases as well as protection from a range of employer-committed crimes including wage theft, deliberate worker misclassification, evasion of unemployment and workers' compensation laws, labor trafficking, defamation including false statements by an employer during or after the firing process, violation of state laws related to whistleblower protections or other relevant statutes.
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.