50 Years of LAOC
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County celebrates half a century of expanding access to justice
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County (LAOC) is marking a major milestone: 50 years of providing meaningful access to justice to people who need it most. Since 1973, volunteer lawyers, board members and staff with LAOC have helped thousands of people through difficult life events—eviction, domestic violence, custody disputes—ensuring poverty does not stand in the way of having a legitimate voice in the legal system. Today LAOC is one of only two single-county legal organizations in Minnesota helping people in poverty and those who are marginalized resolve critical life-altering legal issues.