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                                                                                         LEGAL
Alexandra House, Inc., Community Program ........................................................................... (763) 576-9999
   www.alexandrahouse.org. Family Law Information Session: 7-9 pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month;
   facilitated by a Family Law Attorney & addressing the topics of divorce, custody, visitation, parenting time,
   child support, protection orders, etc. (free). Legal Clinic: 7-9 pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month; one-on-
   one , brief consultation with a family law attorney (free). Order for Protection Project: assistance in filing
   protection orders & free legal representation in Order for Protection proceedings (must meet eligibility
   requirements).

Anoka County Attorney’s Office .............................................................................................. (763) 323-5550

Anoka County Attorney’s Office, Victim / Witness Services ..................................................... (763) 323-5559
   This program offers advocacy, referrals, resources, & community education. Seeking volunteers to assist
   with victims of sexual assault. Free training provided.

Anoka County Child Protection Agency .................................................................................. (763) 422-7125
   www.anokacounty.us. 8 am-4:30 pm. Report child abuse & neglect. Calls referred after hours.

Anoka County Child Support .................................................................................................... (763-422-7320
   Establishing parentage. Establishing & enforcing orders for support.

Anoka County Public Defender ............................................................................................... (763) 422-3350
   www.pubdef.state.mn.us. Fax (763) 422-3592. Deals only with criminal defense cases.

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota ..................................................................................... (651) 699-1111
   www.thefirstbbb.org. If you have difficulty regarding any consumer problem, you may want to file a
   complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Provides reliability reports. Call before you do business with
   any company. Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm.

Chrysalis ................................................................................................................................. (612) 871-0118
   TTY (Hearing Impaired) ..................................................................................................... (612) 824-2780
   www.chrysaliswomen.org. 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis. Provides legal assistance in family law cases,
   will provide referrals for other types of legal cases. Also offers outpatient center for referral, phone
   counseling, support groups, chemical dependency, & mental health services. Parenting Time Program &
   supervised parenting time. Hablamos Español también.

Council on Crime & Justice, General Victims Service ................................................................ (612) 340-5400
   www.crimeandjustice.org. Aid to victims of crime. 24 hour crisis line. Provides advocacy, referrals, &
   training.

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Crime Watch, Operation I.D. .................................................... Crime Prevention Coordinator (763) 767-4664
   These programs operate in conjunction with the Anoka County Sheriff’s office & your local police
   department, to protect your property & your neighborhood. See CIVIC INFORMATION section.

Disability Law Center Mental Health Law Project, Minnesota Disability Law Center ................. (612) 332-1441
   Protection to advocacy of individual rights & client assistance project.

East Central Legal Services ......................................................................... (763) 689-2849 or 1-800-622-7772
   Serves senior citizens in Anoka County. No wills. Age 60 & over.

Hennepin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service ............................... (612) 752-6666
   Callers are provided legal information & may be able to schedule an appointment with an experienced
   attorney for a $30 administrative fee. $30 administrative fee may be waived for injury cases & SSI appeals.
   Low Fee Family Project: reduced fees might be available for working clients. Family court matters only.
   $55/hr with a $500 retainer. Must meet eligibility guidelines.

HOME Line ............................................................................................................................. (612) 728-5767
  www.homelinemn.org. Provides free legal, organizing, education, & advocacy services so that tenants
  throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.

Judicare of Anoka County, Inc. ................................................................................................ (763) 783-4970
   Free legal representation for low income residents of Anoka County. Civil (non-criminal) cases only,
   including tenant/landlord, employment, debtor/creditor, public assistance (welfare, food support, etc.)
   domestic relations, & other non-criminal matters. No wills.

Law Help MN ............................................................................................................... www.LawHelpMN.org
   Helping low income Minnesotans solve civil legal problems.

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis ............................................................................................. (612) 334-5970
   TTY (Hearing Impaired) ..................................................................................................... (612) 332-4668

Legal Services for Senior Citizens of Anoka County .................................................................. (763) 689-2849
   This service provides no cost representation &/or advice in civil legal matters, primarily in the area of
   Public Entitlements (Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medical Assistance), consumer problems, insurance
   problems, landlord/tenant disputes, & family law matters. No wills.

Mediation Services for Anoka County ..................................................................................... (763) 422-8878
  www.mediationservice.org. Trained volunteers help Anoka County residents settle disputes such as
  neighborhood, landlord/tenant, employer/employee, & family problems. Free. Post divorce visitation
  problems are handled under the Shared Parenting & Expediting Program, there is a small fee for this
  service. Also offers workshops on conflict resolution.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights ............................................................................... (651) 296-5663
   TTY (Hearing Impaired) ..................................................................................................... (651) 296-1283
   www.humanrights.state.mn.us. Enforces MN Human Rights Act. Investigates charges of discrimination in
   employment, housing, public accommodation, education, & public services.

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Minnesota Office of Consumer Services, Attorney General’s Office ............ (651) 296-3353 or 1-800-657-3787
   TTY (Hearing Impaired) ........................................................................ (651) 297-7206 or 1-800-366-4812
   www.ag.state.mn.us. 1400 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota St, St. Paul 55101. Distributes consumer
   information & enforces fraud statutes. Mediation services to consumers having problems with businesses.

Minnesota State Bar Association ........................................................................... www.mnfindalawyer.com
   Attorney referral service.

Preventing & Recovering from I.D. Theft ............................................................ www.consumer.gov/idtheft/

Resource Center for Fathers & Families ................................................................................... (763) 783-4938
   www.resourcesforfathers.org. 1201 89th Ave NE Ste 224, Blaine 55434. Informational Family Law Clinics
   are hosted by a facilitator & conducted by a family law attorney who advises fathers & mothers about their
   concerns regarding divorce, paternity, custody, child support, & related issues. Classes offered include
   parenting, relationship, couples counseling, anger/domestic violence, & step-parenting. Referral services.

Social Security Administration (To apply) ............................................................................... 1-800-772-1213
   Social Security (Assists Anoka County clients with forms & questions) ................................. (763) 422-6941

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services – Central Office .................................................. (651) 222-4731
   Advice & representation in non-criminal civil legal matters that are critical to the clients basic needs.

Tax Assistance ........................................................................................................................ (763) 422-6923
   Service provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) & Anoka County Retired & Senior
   Volunteer Program (RSVP). Volunteers trained & tested by the IRS & the MN Department of Revenue assist
   senior citizens, low income families, & disabled persons with filing forms (income tax, property tax, & rent
   refunds). Volunteers are scheduled at various sites. No charge.

Taxpayer Advocate Office of IRS ............................................................................................. (651) 312-7877
   Free assistance for unresolved IRS problems.

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid (TCCLA)
   www.tccla.org. Free legal advice & assistance to qualified individuals. Also offers resource & referral
   information. Clinics offered at:
   First Covenant Church, Wednesday, 1-4 pm ....................................................................... (612) 278-1755
   New Hope Center, Monday, 3-5 pm ................................................................................... (612) 721-9415
   Union Gospel Mission, Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm .................................................................. (651) 292-1721

Volunteers of America Legal Services ...................................................................................... (612) 676-6300
   Elder law: wills, trust, estate planning, probate, conservatorships/guardianships, healthcare
   directives/funerals, power of attorney, Medical Assistance, and real estate.

Workers Compensation (Information Line) ................................................. (651) 284-5005 or 1-800-342-5354



                                                                 INDEX
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                                                                       INDEX
Alexandra House, Inc.                                                                            Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis .................................... 2
   Community Program ................................................... 1                       Legal Services for Senior Citizens of Anoka County ........ 2
Anoka County                                                                                     Low Cost Legal ................................................. See LEGAL
   Attorney’s Office ......................................................... 1                 Mediation Services for Anoka County ............................ 2
   Attorney’s Office, Victim/Witness Services ................ 1                                 Minnesota State Bar Association .................................... 3
   Child Protection Agency .............................................. 1                      Minnesota, State of
   Child Support .............................................................. 1                   Department of Human Rights ..................................... 2
   Judicare ....................................................................... 2               Disability Law Center .................................................. 2
   Mediation Services for ................................................ 2                        Office of Consumer Services, Attorney General’s
   Public Defender........................................................... 1                        Office....................................................................... 3
Attorney ........................................................... See LEGAL                   Office of Consumer Services, Attorney General’s Office,
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota ............................ 1                                  Minnesota ................................................................... 3
Chrysalis .......................................................................... 1           Preventing & Recovering from I.D. Theft ....................... 3
Council on Crime & Justice, General Victims Service ...... 1                                     Public Defender ................................... See Anoka County
Crime Watch, Operation I.D. ........................................... 2                        Resource Center for Fathers & Families ......................... 3
Department of Human Rights, Minnesota ...................... 2                                   Sliding Fee Legal .............................................. See LEGAL
Disability Law Center Mental Health Law Project........... 2                                     Social Security ................................................................. 3
East Central Legal Services .............................................. 2                     Southern MN Regional Legal Services ............................ 3
Hennepin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral &                                                Tax Assistance ................................................................. 3
   Information Service..................................................... 2                    Taxpayer Advocate Office of IRS..................................... 3
HOME Line ...................................................................... 2               Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid (TCCLA) .......................... 3
Judicare of Anoka County, Inc ......................................... 2                        Victims Service, General .. See Council on Crime & Justice
Law Help MN ................................................................... 2                Volunteers of America
Laywer Referral ................................................ See LEGAL                          Legal Services .............................................................. 4
LEGAL .............................................................................. 1           Workers Compensation .................................................. 4




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