Volunteer Lawyers Network

Mission Statement

We protect and promote the basic needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2014 VLN provided over 9,000 legal services to more than 7,500 low-income clients impacting more than 19,000 household members. Reported outcomes included being able to pay for daily necessities, being in a better position to keep or find a job, being in a better position to keep or find housing, having improved housing conditions, being physically safer and having an improved quality of life. In addition, the legal services provided protected money and/or benefits for the clients in an amount in excess of $10 million.
Current Goals Continue work on these annual goals (as part of three year strategic plan) 1. Deliver high quality legal services more effectively and to more people in need. 2. Increase our financial and volunteer resources to address the critical legal needs of our community. 3. Strengthen our organizational capacity to meet the challenges ahead.
Community or Constituency Served People in poverty
Geographic Area Served We primarily serve the residents of Hennepin County but also have targeted programs that serve residents on a statewide basis.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$795,512
78.8%
Management
$151,389
15%
Fundraising
$63,143
6.3%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2014
$721,925
$729,011
($7,086)
2013
$729,011
$715,271
$13,740
2012
$715,271
$608,303
$106,968
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Connect

Address:
600 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 752-6655
Website: www.vlnmn.org

General Information

Alternative Name: VLN
EIN: 41-0988459
Principal Staff: Suzanne Pontinen
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 16.675
Volunteers: 1,000
Number of Clients: 8,000

Board

Board Chair: Michael Skoglund
Number of Board Members: 28
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 19.8

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