Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Ensuring equal access to justice, opportunity and hope for over 100 years.

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) provides free, high quality legal services to low-income people in critical civil matters, helping individuals and families maintain freedom from hunger, homelessness, sickness and abuse. Founded in 1909, SMRLS is Minnesota's oldest legal aid provider. The firm serves the 33 counties of Southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities' East Metro, and 39% of the state's low-income population. 

In 2016 alone, SMRLS staff and volunteers closed  9,514 cases. 

In donating to SMRLS:

  • You give safety to a battered woman fleeing abuse.
  • You give housing to a family facing eviction, with nowhere else to go.
  • You give a working single parent the resources to buy food for her family.
  • You give a community elder access to critical medical care.
  • You give hope.
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