More Consumer Law Clinics in Dakota County

Dakota County Law Library has added, in addition to their Tuesday Consumer Clinics in Apple Valley, a Consumer law Clinic on the Third Wednesday of the month. Please make an appointment if you need assistance!

The Clinic is held in Apple Valley (14955 Galaxie Ave-in the library) on each Tuesday of the month (1-4 pm) and now on the 3rd Wednesday in Hastings (1-4 pm). You must schedule an appointment. Please call 952-431-3200 to schedule an appointment and ask for Penny.

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Sexting: The dangers of social media and your children

Scott County Law Library invites the public to attend a discussion called, Apps You Want To Know: A Parent’s Guide to What You May OR May Not Want to Know About Your Child’s Social Media Life.  This session will be at New Prague High School on Wednesday March 29, located at 221 12th St. NE, New Prague, MN 56071 from 6:30pm –8:00pm.

Join Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen, Jessica Harstad and Kathy Hotakainen (FBI) for a conversation about how parents can be educated and involved in their children’s use of technology and social media.

“Most kids do not understand the potential legal and life-long consequences of their social media and smart phone use. It is up to us as parents to learn, monitor, and assist our kids” (Ron Hocevar)

Jessica Harstad (FBI Citizens Academy Association) and Kathy Hotakainen (FBI) will be presenting the NetSmartz Workshop; a program of the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.


For more information about this session please contact the Scott County Law Library at 952-436-8713.

Anoka County Family Law Clinic

The Anoka County Law Library is hosting a monthly Family Law Clinic run by the University of Minnesota.  This clinic offers free services to  self-represented litigants with questions pertaining to family law.  The clinic serves clients on a first come, first served basis.

Some of the services that are provided by the clinic include

  • Review of legal paperwork
  • Help understanding court orders
  • Instructions on how to follow court procedures
  • Legal advice on matters including divorce, Orders for Protection, child support, custody, parenting time (visitation), and paternity action

How can you get help?

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment by calling (763) 422-7469.

When is the clinic?  

The clinic is offered once on Fridays from 1:00-4:00.  The dates for the spring quarter of 2017 are:

February 17, 2017
March 31, 2017
April 7, 2017
April 21, 2017

The clinic is held at the

Anoka County Law Library
Anoka County Courthouse
325 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 422-7469

For more information please contact the Anoka County Law Library.

Appeals Clinic now with Extended Hours

The Appeals Clinic sponsored by the Minnesota State Law Library has extended its clinic hours. and now will run from 1:30pm-4:30pm starting on January 19, 2017.  The clinic typically is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the State Law Library. In addition, a limited number of phone appointments are available for those who cannot travel to St. Paul.

The Appeals Clinic helps self-represented litigants with the rules and procedures required by the Court of Appeals.  Volunteer attorneys can help with questions relating to:

  • deadlines
  • what papers to file
  • fee waivers
  • motions
  • appellate briefs
  • service of process
  • what the court will review

To get help from the clinic, customers can sign up for a time to meet with an attorney starting at 1:00 the day of the clinic.  For self-represented litigants unable to travel to St. Paul, there is limited telephone service.  Please call the State Law Library for more information at 651-297-7651.

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Legal Happenings: Radio for Wright County

On Sunday mornings, you are invited to listen to Legal Happenings on KRWC 1360 AM, Radio for Wright County, where you can listen and learn about our law libraries.  During this program you can listen to:

  • Important legal commentaries by 10th District Judge Steve Halsey
  • Judge Gregory Galler of Stillwater provide practical and useful knowledge
  • Commentary by Kurtis Beckman highlight cases on his segment “It’s the Law in Minnesota”

You can also learn about free law clinics and legal services for Veterans, Senior citizens, and parents.  Hear about helpful organizations that can help with Crisis Nurseries, Divorce Support Groups, Domestic Violence help, as well as consumer information  on grief counseling, and references to legal aid organizations, agencies, volunteer attorneys and more.

This program is hosted by Sherburne and Wright County (retired) law librarian John Cooley as a public service to inform and educate listeners on Self Help Court Forms, Court Rules, Procedures and various Legal Resources.

Civic Groups, Law Firms, Public Libraries etc. encouraged to send legal announcements to to KRWC radio at info@krwc or

Knowledge is Power.  *  Francis Bacon

An appreciation for volunteers

On Wednesday, the State Law Library held a reception to celebrate the volunteers who staff the Appeals Self-Help Clinic.

Chief Justice Gildea addressed the crowd at the State Law Library to thank the attorney and librarian volunteers of the Appeals Self-Help Clinic, which started in January 2016. Attendees included clinic volunteers, and members of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals.

The brief advice clinic helps self-represented litigants understand the rules and procedures the appellate courts require.  The clinic was created through a partnership with the Appellate Practice Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota State Law Library.



Family Law Clinics at the Anoka County Law Library for 2017

The Anoka Family Law Clinic provides lawyers who may be able to review your legal papers, answer questions about the law, and advise you about court procedures.

The attorneys can advise you about family law issues, such as divorces, orders for protection, child support, spousal maintenance, custody matters and parenting time (visitation).

The clinics are held twice a month at the Anoka County Law Library (within the courthouse) located at 325 East Main Street Anoka, MN 55030.  To make an appointment please call the law library at (763) 422-7487.  For exact dates of the clinics, see below, or download the flyer with all the information about the clinic.

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