While we believe all our work is noteworthy, a few things stand out that we’d like to share. Read on to stay informed about the many great things happening at SMRLS.

2016 Report to the Community

January 19, 2017

SMRLS' Racial Justice Committee is proud to announce the release of the 2016 Report to the Community.

Client Stories: Bench and Bar Benefit

January 3, 2017

Two of SMRLS' client stories were featured in compelling videos at the 41st Annual Ramsey County Bar Association Bench & Bar Benefit on November 5, 2016. Watch them today.

Social Security and PTSD

December 13, 2016

SMRLS' Benefits Unit shares information on the new PTSD Social Security rule, which will have particular relevance for veterans with active duty experience, and for people who have experienced severe events in their lives at home.

Estate Planning 101

November 22, 2016

Did you know SMRLS offers free estate planning clinics in our service area? Click here to learn more about wills, health care directives, and power of attorney documents to help you plan for the future and give you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out.

National Pro Bono Week 2016

October 11, 2016

In honor of National Pro Bono Week, the Minnesota State Bar Association is offering a CLE on the criminalization of poverty. Click to learn more, and to register today!

Early Learning Programs in Minnesota

September 13, 2016

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.

Cleaning an Eviction Off Your Record

September 6, 2016

SMRLS' housing unit shares information with renters on removing an eviction case from a tenant's record, also called an "expungement".

Restraining Orders in Minnesota

August 16, 2016

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.

Breaking the Cycle Training: October 14, 2016

August 5, 2016

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.

SMRLS' New Healthcare-Legal Partnership

July 27, 2016

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.

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