throughout our service area to assist clients in completing their pro se divorce pleadings. Clients must meet income and asset eligibility. More than 200 clients participated in the divorce clinics in 2017.
We have volunteer attorneys on site to answer the clients’ legal questions and to review and ensure the paperwork is completed correctly. Law students also attend and volunteer their time by assisting the clients with inputting data onto their divorce forms. Our Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP) staff assists the clients with the filing and service process in order to get them to their final hearing.
Here are a few comments from our clients:
“Everyone jumped in and did more than expected to help ensure I accurately completed my paperwork. Thank you very much!”
“This was really invaluable! It was a lot of paperwork but having the guidance made it a lot easier and clear.”
“My lawyer was very patient and caring. She answered all my questions … and explained all my options. . . She was great!”
Clinics are held in Austin, Chaska, Mankato, Owatonna, Shakopee, Winona, Worthington and St. Paul. We recently were awarded a grant from the Mower County Law Library to include four additional clinics per year to be held in Austin.
We are very grateful for the many volunteer attorneys who give of their time and participate in these clinics.