Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Mission Statement

To advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in strong communities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments MMLA has a priorities statement for each area of civil law. MMLA tracks and reports cases closed by law type, geographic area, number of clients served, and % who have a positive outcome in its annual report. In addition, for the first time in 2015 the report include data on dollar benefits achieved for our clients and on the number enrolled in health care through the exchange. MMLA also requests client feedback at the close of every full representation case.
Current Goals MMLA's goal is to provide effective civil legal assistance to as many eligible clients as possible each year. We do not set annual goals for service. The board receives detailed case information on an annual basis. MMLA has a priorities statement of each area of civil law.
Community or Constituency Served MMLA provides civil legal aid to people with low incomes (200% of poverty or below), seniors, and people with disabilities.
Geographic Area Served MMLA's primary service area is 20 counties in central Minnesota including Hennepin. MMLA serves seniors in 5 additional counties and people with disabilities throughout the state of Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$10,882,536
86.5%
Management
$1,278,046
10.2%
Fundraising
$426,015
3.4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2015
$4,324,620
$4,560,300
($235,680)
2014
$4,560,300
$4,865,835
($305,535)
2013
$4,865,435
$4,877,126
($11,691)
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Address:
430 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-332-1441
Website: mylegalaid.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Fund for Legal Aid, Minnesota Disability Law Center
EIN: 41-1412710
Principal Staff: Drew Schaffer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 135
Volunteers: 200
Number of Clients: 10,800

Board

Board Chair: Robert McLeod
Number of Board Members: 24
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 16.2

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