WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Places that Help: Minnesota
Updated: December 7, 2020
If you are a victim of abuse, you may want to ask the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service whether or not they screen for lawyers who are experienced in handling domestic violence cases. For a suggested list of questions to ask regarding the lawyer’s fees and experience when interviewing an attorney, go to our Choosing and Working with a Lawyer page.
Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service
The Minnesota Lawyer Referral and Information Service (MNLRIS) connects persons with legal issues to one of over 200 qualified private attorneys practicing in over 50 areas of law. Referral counselors are available who can set up appointments with attorneys, provide general information about the legal process, and direct people to appropriate legal resources. Referral counselors are not attorneys; however, they can help clients focus on their legal issues and determine the type of assistance needed. The charge for a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer is $30. If the attorney is not able to help you, feel free to contact MNLRIS for a second referral. There is no additional $30 fee. Serves Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.
Minnesota State Bar Association's Find a Lawyer Directory
600 Nicollet Mall Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402
You can use this directory to find a lawyer in specific practice areas throughout Minnesota. You can limit the search to only locate lawyers who will provide a free 30-minute consultation if you prefer.
© 2008–2020 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.