The Minnesota Client Access, Barriers and Solutions Study ("MN-CABS Study") was a joint project of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Bremer Foundation, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition and the Legal Services Advisory Committee. The purpose of the MN-CABS Study was to identify specific groups of legal services-eligible clients around Minnesota, the barriers they face to obtaining legal services, and strategies for overcoming those barriers. Read the report. Read a summary of the report.
The LAD Committee has developed a Program Self-Audit to help programs include the findings and recommendations of the MN-CABS report as they set local priorities.
Minnesota legal services programs have previously implemented a number of the strategies recommended in the MN-CABS report. A sample listing of those efforts is here.