Assistance with legal forms provided at no charge
Appointments strongly encouraged.
Sponsored by the Warren E. Burger Law Library
We are a group of Mitchell Hamline School of Law students, alumni, and reference librarians who volunteer to help individuals represent themselves in court.
The clinic provides assistance with completing a self-help form for the following legal issues:
- Criminal Expungment
- Child Support Modification
- Establishing Custody and Parenting Time
- Modifying Parenting Time
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please fill out the appointment form.
Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Appointment Request Form
NOTE: We are unable to make an appointment for you if you already have an attorney. We can only provide appointment support with the self help forms for the five services above. However, don’t hesitate to contact us to request other resources in the area.
Spring 2020 hours
10:00 am–12:00 pm
The clinic begins February 1, 2020.
The clinic will run every Saturday through April 25, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with the exceptions of no clinic on Saturday, March 7, 2020 and Saturday, April 11, 2020.
What To Expect
Our student staff is trained to provide legal assistance with filling out the required paperwork in the areas listed above. Our services focus on the completion of pro se paperwork. If you need assistance with something outside of the five services listed above, we would be happy to refer to you to other resources in the area.
We have volunteer attorneys on staff each Saturday who can answer questions about forms you plan to file, answer questions about the legal process, and provide advice on how to obtain the legal result you seek.
Click on the issue above for a list of documents to bring to your appointment. They will allow us to help you as best we can.
We cannot and will not serve as legal counsel or represent anyone in court.
In the Fall of 2006, a couple of law students had the vision of establishing a legal clinic on campus to help better serve our community. The Self-Help Clinic finally opened its doors Sept. 12, 2009, for a one-semester pilot program. During our first two semesters, we helped 90 patrons, many of whom came back multiple times to resolve their legal issues. Due to our resounding success, we are now a permanent Mitchell Hamline School of Law clinic.
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