Access to Civil Legal Services

The MSBA does not provide direct client representation. Below are resources for finding free or low-cost civil (non-criminal) legal services. If you are interested in hiring a private attorney, please visit our attorney referral directory MN Find a Lawyer


A website with legal fact sheets about poverty law topics, links to legal aid offices and free legal clinics, do-it-yourself legal forms, and other resources.  Understand Your Legal Issue

Minnesota Judicial Branch – Self-Help Center

Online self-help center to assist people representing themselves in District Court, including a bank of court forms and instructions. The statewide self-help center can answer questions about forms and procedures by email or phone.  Self-Help Center

Hennepin County Bar Association

"Modest Means" lawyer referral service for family law cases. 

Ramsey County Bar Association

"Modest Fee Service" lawyer referral program.