Related Links and Resources
The Law Schools
Volunteer Lawyers Network
MJF works closely with the Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) to encourage more private attorneys to perform pro bono services and to link volunteer students with those volunteer lawyers. VLN is the primary pro bono legal service provider in Hennepin County, serving the largest poverty population in Minnesota.
Minnesota State Bar Association
Also consider visiting the MSBA’s homepage for information on their Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged committee.
Be sure to visit ProJusticeMN.org, “Minnesota’s online poverty law resource for anyone advising low-income or disadvantaged clients.” The site is a unique collaboration of members of the MSBA, MJF, and Minnesota civil legal services providers and volunteers. It provides instant desktop access to:
- An online library of training materials, model pleadings, forms and links
- Interactive news and calendar pages
- Postings of new volunteer opportunities for lawyers and students
- Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota
LRAP is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure access to competent counsel for low-income and disadvantaged populations. To achieve this end, the program helps new lawyers interested in entering into public interest law deal with high education debt and low salaries.
Equal Justice Works
Searching for other ways to fund your public interest career? See Equal Justice Works’ discussion regarding financing struggles and solutions. Also investigate their Summer Corps, an AmeriCorps-funded program that offers 250 students the opportunity to earn a $1000 education award voucher for a summer internship with a nonprofit, public interest organization.
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