Minnesota has several options for families focused on getting children ready for kindergarten and beyond, promoting school readiness. More than ever, low-income families have access to high quality learning programs for their children.
There are several types of restraining orders in Minnesota. Learn about two different types of restraining orders that you can use to stop someone from doing something, including violence, ending contact, and keeping someone away.
Join SMRLS, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), the Southwest Crisis Center and the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence for a day-long training for law enforcement personnel, advocates, judicial system personnel, attorneys, and community partners.
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.