Minnesota Justice Foundation

Mission Statement

Striving for justice by creating volunteer opportunities for law students to perform public interest and pro bono legal services.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In the 2016-17 school year law students filled 1,233 volunteer placements, providing 24,000 hours of service to over 8,400 clients. In the summer of 2017 16 law students were placed in 12 Metro area and 4 Greater Minnesota area legal aid programs to work full time for the 10 weeks of the summer.
Current Goals We will continue to sponsor our Summer Clerkship Program and our Street Law Program. Our Law School Public Service Program will continue to work with the same percentage of enrolled and bricks and mortar law students as we have in the past two years.
Community or Constituency Served MJF volunteer law students provide free legal assistance to 130 legal services providers across the entire state of Minnesota. These 130 agencies provide a variety of legal services including family law, DV, housing, government benefits, women's issues, Native American issues, public defense, immigration, consumer, youth, disability, veterans and more.
Geographic Area Served We serve the entire state of Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/08/2018

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229 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55455
Phone: 612-625-1584

General Information

Alternative Name: Minnesota Justice Foundation is also known as "MJF"
EIN: 41-1447537
Principal Staff: Janine Laird
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4.375
Number of Volunteers: MJF law students filled 1200 volunteer placement in FY 2016-17
Number of Clients: Volunteer law students served over 8,000 clients in FY 2016-17
Ruling Year: 1982


Board Chair: Jack Sullivan
Number of Board Members: 26
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 17.1

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