LEGAL

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
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.
  • http://www.cuapb.org/
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.
  • http://www.cooperlawmn.com/what-we-do/
Legal Aid
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
  • https://www.hennepinattorney.org/get-help
Hennepin County Small Claims (Conciliation) Court
Hennepin County Public Defender
Lawyer Referral and Information Services (Hennepin County Bar Association)
Legal Rights Center
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)
  • http://www.minneapolismn.gov/civilrights/
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Investigates allegations of discrimination because of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, or sexual preference
  • https://mn.gov/mdhr/
OutFront Minnesota
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.”
  • https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/civil-rights
Tubman Legal Assistance for Women (L.A.W.)
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.
  • https://www.vlnmn.org/help
 

PERSONAL REFERENCES FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Denny Johnson, Criminal Defense Attorney
John Spiten, Personal Injury Attorney