Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Mission Statement

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in strong communities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Last year, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) provided life stabilizing legal services to 16,650 children and adults living in 7,200 households, helping them meet their essential needs and combat individual, systemic, and community challenges. Legal Aid helped our clients secure or retain more than $12 million in economic resources, remain stably housed, access healthcare, work toward citizenship, and defend other basic rights. Legal Aid has expanded our Community Clinic program in pursuit of a key element of our Racial Justice Value’s Statement, “Ensuring our work is rooted in the communities we serve.” Legal Aid has partnered with a collection of trusted organizations to place legal aid attorneys in our clients’ neighborhoods. Our Clinic Attorneys help our clients with a wide variety of legal needs. In all things, our Clinics strive to be accessible, integrated, and comprehensive. Legal Aid leverages policy advocacy and impact litigation to improve policies and systems impacting Minnesotans statewide. In one example, attorneys from Legal Aid’s Disability Law Center, in partnership with pro bono counsel, settled a federal court class action on behalf of individuals with disabilities living in group homes. Each plaintiff sought to live in a more individualized and integrated housing option but had not been able to proceed with their wishes. People with disabilities throughout Minnesota will now enjoy greater agency and opportunity.
Current Goals Legal Aid's goal is to provide effective civil legal assistance to as many eligible families and individuals as possible each year to enable them to live safe, health, and independent lives. We do not set annual goals for service. The board receives detailed case information on an annual basis. Legal Aid has a priorities statement for each area of civil law.
Community or Constituency Served Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) provides a wide range of free civil legal services to people with low incomes, people with disabilities, seniors and immigrants.
Geographic Area Served Legal Aid provides a wide range of free civil legal services to people with low incomes in more than 20 counties in central Minnesota through offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud, and Willmar, and we serve people with disabilities statewide.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/17/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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111 N 5th St # 100 # 100
Minneapolis, MN 55110
Phone: 612-332-1441
Website: mylegalaid.org/

General Information

Alternative Name: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, The Fund for Legal Aid
EIN: 41-1412710
Principal Staff: Milo Mumgaard
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 165
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 16650
Ruling Year: 1982


Board Chair: Jaime Stilson
Number of Board Members: 18
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 13.2

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