If you are sixty years of age or older and have a legal problem, the Senior Citizens Law Project may be able to help you. Project services are available to those in the most social and economic need, when other legal assistance is unavailable.
The Senior Citizens Law Project is a component of the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Legal Aid provides civil legal services to low-income people. Fees are not collected from the clients we serve, although donations are encouraged and accepted.
Clients must bear any costs which may arise from litigation such as filing fees, service fees and recording fees. The fees will be waived if the client cannot afford them.
Project services are offered to senior residents of St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Aitkin Counties.
Our attorneys and paralegals can help you resolve problems involving health care, housing, door-to-door salespeople, home repairs, warranty enforcement and unfair sales practices. We will also help you with problems involving nursing homes and family issues.
We can provide advice in person and over the telephone and we can represent you in court and in hearings before government agencies. We can help you cut through red tape and we can negotiate on your behalf. We can also help draft legal documents.
We prepare a "Senior Legal Line" column which appears in various local newspapers and senior center newsletters and we provide community education workshops on topics such as Medical Assistance, Housing, Incapacity, Patient Rights, Social Security, Health Care Directives and other current legal topics of interest to seniors.
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