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Free Legal Assistance For Low Income People on Critical Legal Problems

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SMRLS -- How Do I Get Legal Help?

 

SMRLS has a long history in Minnesota.

SMRLS' lawyers and paralegals provide free legal

representation and advice to low income people in 33

counties of southern Minnesota.  Priority cases include

access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter,

and protection from domestic abuse.  SMRLS has specific

projects focusing on education law, fair housing and

discrimination, citizenship, and youth victims of domestic violence.

 

SMRLS Clients

(2012)

9,926 cases closed

Female

7,337

74%

Male

2,589

26%

 

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Under age 18

212

2%

Ages 18 to 59

8,254

83%

60 and older

1,460

15%

 

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Asian, Pacific Islander

485

5%

Black

2,318

23%

Black African

613

6%

White

5,306

53%

Hispanic

897

9%

Native American

168

2%

Other / Unknown

139

1%

 

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Limited English

1,010

10%

Disabled

2,471

25%

 
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