SMRLS News

While we believe all our work is noteworthy, a few things stand out that we’d like to share. Read on to stay informed about the many great things happening at SMRLS.

Fall 2021 Luncheon - Success!

November 29, 2021

Thank you to everyone who were able to attend the Fall Appreciation Luncheon.
Truly grateful to have the opportunity to finally be around others after so much isolation. SMRLS also wants to congratulate Laura Jelinek for an amazing 25 years! Have a look at this wonderful event!

SCOTUS Decision

July 2, 2021

Brian Lipford, Regional Leadership Attorney for SMRLS SE Region (based in Rochester), has been tenacious in asserting the religious liberty rights of a group of Amish farmers in southeastern Minnesota.

LSC Awards Disaster Relief Funds to SMRLS

June 9, 2021

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that three legal aid organizations will receive grants totaling $1 million to help low-income communities respond to the impact of COVID-19. LSC’s Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination Project funds efforts to address crucial disaster-related legal needs by establishing partnerships among legal services providers, volunteer attorneys and disaster response organizations. This funding will support the work of LSC grantees in Minnesota, Missouri and Montana and supplements prior efforts to help low-income communities in the Midwest region prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

SMRLS Insider: Winter 2020-21

February 9, 2021

The Winter 2020-21 edition of the SMRLS Insider is now available. Read about SMRLS news, events, and stories in the latest e-newsletter.

Social Justice Uncorked 2020

December 11, 2020

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services’ (SMRLS) 13th annual Social Justice Uncorked fundraiser occurred on Thursday, December 10, 2020. SMRLS live streamed the event to accommodate COVID-19 safety precautions...

SMRLS Insider: Summer 2020

August 3, 2020

The Summer 2020 edition of the SMRLS Insider is now available. Read about SMRLS news, events, and stories in the latest e-newsletter.

SMRLS Insider: Spring 2020

April 2, 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of the SMRLS Insider is now available. Learn about SMRLS news, events, and stories in the latest e-newsletter.

2020 Lawyers on Ice

March 9, 2020

On Monday, March 9, 2020, SMRLS held its 18th Annual Lawyers on Ice hockey event at the Xcel Energy Center. Nearly 70 players competed for the traveling “SMRLS Cup” trophy.

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