LAOC Clinics

LAOC provides free legal clinics.  The clinics are an opportunity to meet one-on-one via telephone with a lawyer to ask questions, discuss options, and get legal advice.  The lawyer provides free, one-time-only legal advice during the clinic session and does not become the attorney representing the case.  Apply for our clinic services using our online application.

Women's Shelter Clinics

LAOC partners with the Rochester Women’s Shelter to offer free legal

clinics at the Women’s Shelter.

Child Support Clinics

LAOC partners with local volunteer attorneys to offer a child support clinic and provides advice on issues such as establishment, modification and enforcement.

Eviction Clinics

LAOC partners with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) to provide an eviction clinic at eviction hearings.  This clinic also incorporates a new program, a housing resource fair, in conjunction with Olmsted County’s Housing Stability Team to better connect tenants with housing resources.

Landlord Tenant Clinics

LAOC staff attorneys offer free legal advice on landlord-tenant matters.  Depending on the specific issues and facts, attorneys may offer brief advice, help a tenant negotiate with a landlord, or attend court hearings.  If you do not hear from us within 20 business days after applying, please call us at 507-287-2036.  If you are being evicted or have a court hearing in the next five days or other time-sensitive emergency, call us right away for further assistance.

Senior Wills Clinics

LAOC partners with the Rochester Public Library and Elder Network to offer a “wills” clinic for senior citizens.

This clinic helps senior citizens develop a simple will, power of attorney, and/or healthcare directive.

IMAA Clinics

LAOC partners with Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) to provide legal clinics twice a month.  Register for these clinics by contacting IMAA for an appointment at 507-289-5960.

Father Project Clinics

LAOC partners with the Father Project to provide clinics to help noncustodial fathers with legal issues such as paternity, custody, and parenting time.

Apply for our clinic services using our online application.

Jeremiah Program Clinics

LAOC attorneys staff a general legal clinic for participants of the Jeremiah Program.

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