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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New Clinics to start Polk County on December 1.

In a joint venture, the Polk County Law Library Board and Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota established the Polk County Self-Help Clinic on December 1.

The clinic is located in the Polk County Justice Center, Courthouse Law Library, 2nd Floor, 816 Marin Ave. in Crookston. An attorney will be available to provide personalized help, free of charge. The clinic is open the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. If necessary, an appointment can be made in advance to meet individualized needs by calling Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota at 1-800-450-8585 or 218-233-8585.

An article from the Crookston Times about the new clinic can be found here:

Minnesota earns national grant to enhance access to justice system

Minnesota has been selected as one of seven states that will receive a grant from the Justice for All Project, a national initiative aimed at improving access to the civil justice system.

The grants will support each state awardee in forming partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in the civil justice community and beyond to develop state assessments and strategic action plans in order to implement Resolution 5 on Meaningful Access to Justice for All passed by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators.

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State Law Librarian recognized as an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

November 22, 2016

State Law Librarian Liz Reppe and her colleagues Dean Eyler, Erik Hansen, Liz Kramer, George H. Norris, Katherine Barrett Wiik, and Jennifer Young have been named Minnesota Lawyer’s 2016 Attorneys of the Year.  Together this group planned and implemented the Appeals Self-Help  Clinic held at the State Law Library.  They, along with other recipients will be recognized at the 17th annual Attorneys of the Year awards program on Feb. 16, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Again, congratulations to Liz!  Woohoo!

This month at the Washington County Law Library

Public Workshops | Legal Advice Clinics | CLEs

This month, the law library is sponsoring the following classes, clinics and CLEs in Washington County.  Please call the law library for more information.

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