Free legal help is now available at the doctor’s office through Lawyers Advancing Wellness (LAW) at Open Door Health Center in Mankato. Healthcare staff and SMRLS attorneys work together to help ODHC patients. The attorneys tackle the legal issues causing or adding to poor health.
If you are a farm worker with a legal issue, SMRLS may be able to help. To learn more, read the article here (Spanish translation available). This article was provided by SMRLS' Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Services (RIMS) Office.
SMRLS' Benefits Unit provides insight on how to apply for additional months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) assistance for those who are able to work and do not live in a household with children.
SMRLS' Housing Unit answers Frequently Asked Questions regarding the rights of tenants and landlords alike who might be confused about – or even unaware of – their legal rights and obligations as it relates to persons with disabilities relying on an assistance animal for support.
The Pioneer Press recently published an article featuring SMRLS housing attorneys Sam Manning and Paul Ziezulewicz. The two attorneys gave a presentation focused on three specific areas: eviction, expungement of eviction, and repair issues. Find the link to the article here.
The Racial Justice Committee is a part of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (“SMRLS”) and serves to welcome all clients, encourages and supports a diverse staff, and advocates effectively to eliminate barriers for persons of color and to ensure their equal access to and fair treatment by SMRLS and the legal system. This is their 2015 Report to the Community.