About the Mobile Law Office
The Mobile Law Office was launched in 2016 to provide free legal assistance to individuals who may otherwise encounter obstacles to receiving needed services. Using a specially equipped RV—nicknamed “The Wheels of Justice”—that serves as a traveling law office, Mitchell Hamline law students, under the supervision of an attorney, provide information and assistance to those representing themselves and others who need guidance on legal matters. Currently, services focus primarily in the areas of family law, criminal expungements, immigration, and advance health care planning. We do not provide representation in court or offer extended services, but we will provide referrals as appropriate.
During the regular school year, The Mobile Law Office visits the Hamline Station Apartments, and the Rondo Community, Rice Street, Arlington Hills, and Sun Ray Libraries in Saint Paul. We also provide services in other Minnesota communities as we are able.
Access | Service | Justice
Mobile Law Office programming is coordinated by Christine Szaj, Vice President of Community Relations and Operation.
In the news
- Mobile Justice: Minnesota law school takes pro bono work on the road, ABA Journal, December 2016
- Mitchell Hamline takes learning on the road, KEYC-TV Mankato, October 2016
- The wheels of justice, coming soon to a neighborhood near you, Minnesota Lawyer, October 2016
- Mitchell Hamline launches Mobile Law Network, National Jurist, October 2016
- Podcast on The Wheels of Justice, KFGO 790 AM Fargo-Moorhead, October 2016
- Got justice? Mitchell Hamline law school brings it to you in new van, Pioneer Press, September 2016
- Law school rolls out ‘Wheels of Justice’, National Law Journal, September 2016
- Mitchell Hamline launches Mobile Law Network, Mitchell Hamline News, September 2016
Below: Mitchell Hamline Board of Trustees Chair Helen Meyer ’83 and third-year student Diane Galatowitsch smash a bottle of champagne on the RV to give it an official launch.