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Free Legal Help for Queer and Trans People!

5:30pm, The Exchange Minneapolis

The Volunteer Lawyers Network is excited to announce a new community legal clinic! The LGBTQ Community Clinic will provide a consistent gateway to legal resources for those in need.

What we can do to help: Attorneys will be available to give information and advice about identity document corrections, such as name changes and gender marker changes. We can advise about the process in Minnesota and help you figure out how other states work. We can help fill out forms, make phone calls, get information from third parties, and provide written information about your legal issue.

On May 17th, we will also have a lawyer to help with landlord/tenant issues and housing discrimination.

Do you have another type of legal issue? We can help with general information about the law and referrals to other free and low cost resources.

Walk-ins are welcome, too!

Before you visit us:

  • Gather all documents that are related to your legal question. Bring these with you when you meet with the lawyer. Things to look for: letters from government agencies, court orders, existing identity documents, lease agreements, court records such as criminal history.
  • Think about what outcome you would like, so the lawyer knows what you are trying to do and what is most important to you to resolve the problem.
  • If you have a friend, advocate, or caseworker who is helping you with your legal issue, consider bringing them with you.

For a complete list of Volunteer Lawyers Network clinics, see

Stay tuned! We are finalizing dates for two more clinics in June–one at the Exchange, and one at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul.