Free Legal Clinics
In partnership with Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, the Olmsted County Law Library is now offering Legal Clinics to assist Pro Se / Self-represented litigants. Our Law Clinics are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney to ask questions, discuss options, and get legal advice. The volunteer attorney provides free (pro bono) legal time only during the clinic session, and does not become the attorney representing the case.
Please Note: Registration and attendance at our clinics is limited to residents of Olmsted County, or to those who have cases pending in Olmsted County.
The following types of Clinics are being offered:
Employment Law and Small Claims Court clinics are for questions concerning any employment issues, or how to pursue an action through small claims court (also known as Conciliation Court).
Family Law clinics are for the following types of cases: Divorce/Dissolution, Legal Separation, Annulment, Parenting Time/Visitation, Custody, Child Support, Adoption, and Maintenance.
Financial clinics are for the following types of cases: Creditor/Debtor, pre-Bankruptcy, and how to respond/answer a Consumer Credit or other type of suit that has been filed against you based on money owed. There will be a Financial Clinic in September 2012, please click the "Financial Clinics" link for more information.
Criminal Expungement clinics are an opportunity to discuss with an attorney whether this is a realistic option for your situation. Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. Usually, people ask for an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of a criminal incident that shows up on a background check.
Specific clinic offerings will be found in the links to the left. The information is changed as new offerings are added, so please check back frequently.