Volunteer Guide

Park Avenue Legal Clinic

  • Location:
    3400 Park Ave S.
    Park Avenue United Methodist Church
    Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Phone:
    (612) 752-6655
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, The legal clinic is suspended for now due to COVID-19). Contact VLN for legal help at intake number above.
  • Appointments accepted:

Since 1997, Park Avenue Legal Clinic, a joint project of Park Avenue United Methodist Church and the Volunteer Lawyers Network, has been providing free brief advice, service, and referral in civil law matters, including immigration, on a walk-in basis most Thursdays between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. First-come, first-served. 

Due to COVID-19, this legal clinic's in-person services are suspended indefinitely. For legal help, contact the Volunteer Lawyers Network intake line on Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm at (612) 752-6677. 

Counties served: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Humanitarian Parole, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Consumer, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Health services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Generally provides only brief services, consultation, and advice. Drop-in appointments available on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Works with 20 volunteer attorneys to provide services.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Advocates Network, Christian Legal Aid Network, Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)


Volunteer Coordinator
Colleen Beebe
(612) 752-6670