Advocacy Support Resources
Attorney’s Fees Resources
Attorney Fee Awards in Minnesota Statutes: Information brief prepared and published by the House Research Department listing statutory provisions for attorney’s fees in Minnesota. Last updated December 2011. The list is comprehensive but not all-inclusive.
Award of Attorneys’ Fees by Federal Courts and Federal Agencies: Congressional Research Service report listing instances in which attorney’s fees may be awarded in federal court and administrative proceedings. Last updated June 2008.
Financial Exploitation. Minn. Stat. § 626.557, Subd. 20 authorizes a private cause of action for financial exploitation allowing the plaintiff to recover treble damages, but no less than $10,000, and “reasonable attorney fees and costs,” including reasonable guardian/conservator fees.
Center for Medicare Advocacy Self-Help Packets
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (CMA) “is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care.” CMA’s website contains a variety of helpful information regarding pressing issues facing Medicare recipients, including Self Help Packets for Expedited Appeals in the areas “Improvement Standard” and “Observation Status” denials. The packets include step-by-step instructions for the public or their advocates to follow in requesting and conducting an expedited appeal within the Medicare context