Serving Those Serving’s “Help! I Need Somebody!” page is meant to be a referral service only. The following list of resources will change on a regular basis depending on community feedback. Do you know of a resource that isn’t listed here, but should be? Please CONTACT US and we will review your request.
Brian Coyle Community Center
- Provides general legal help free of charge, multi-lingual staff
Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)
- 24 Hour Hotline 612-874-STOP (612-874-7867)
- Call to report instances of abuse - CUAPB sends crisis teams to take photos/statements and offer immediate assistance, following up with legal/medical/psychological referrals, etc.
Cooper Law Firm
- Full attorney representation on a sliding fee scale for family law matters including dissolution/divorce, legal separations, child custody matters, paternity, child support, etc.
- Free/low-cost assistance gaining access to basic rights, including: food, shelter, education, health care and safety
Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
- Free legal services including criminal felony prosecution, child support enforcement, services for victims of sexual assault, and victims/witnesses of crimes in Hennepin County
Hennepin County Small Claims (Conciliation) Court
- Small claims court complaint against anyone who owes money, maximum claim $15,000, $70 filing fee
Hennepin County Public Defender
- Legal representation for people in Hennepin County criminal court who are unable to afford their own lawyer
Lawyer Referral and Information Services (Hennepin County Bar Association)
- Advice and appropriate referral to an attorney or other legal resources, $30 initial fee
Legal Rights Center
- Legal advice and attorney services for low-income persons, mediation and restorative justice criminal cases only
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
- Advocacy for persons who have been discriminated against on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, national origin, religion, or sexual preference (complaint must be filed within one year of alleged discrimination)
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
- Investigates allegations of discrimination because of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, or sexual preference
- Legal assistance with LGBTQ-related issues including family law, housing, employment law, civil rights, etc.
Police Misconduct, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- If you are the victim of police misconduct or abuse, immediately do the following: 1) seek medical attention, 2) write down the details, 3) photograph injuries, 4) contact witnesses
- “Since its earliest days, the FBI has helped protect the civil rights of the American people. The Bureau began battling the KKK as early as 1918, and for years it handled color of law cases involving police brutality. Today, protecting civil rights remains one of its top priorities.”
Tubman Legal Assistance for Women (L.A.W.)
- Legal advice and attorney referrals for family law matters, fees vary based on services.
Volunteer Lawyers Network
- Free legal services on numerous legal issues, including tenant-landlord, conciliation court, garnishments, debtor’s rights, divorce, child custody, criminal expungement, bankruptcy, immigration, employment issues, etc.
PERSONAL REFERENCES FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Denny Johnson, Criminal Defense Attorney
- Chestnut Cambronne, Attorneys at Law
- Specializes in assisting the service industry with various legal needs
John Spiten, Personal Injury Attorney
- Spiten Law Firm
- Specializes in car accidents and personal injuries