Volunteer Guide

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. - Agricultural Worker Project

  • Location:
    55 East 5th St., Suite 800
    Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • Phone:
    (651) 894-6976
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (651) 297-6457
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, https://www.facebook.com/AgWProject/
  • Appointments accepted:

The Agricultural Worker Project (AWP) of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. (SMRLS) provides civil legal services to agricultural workers throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.  The types of cases AWP handles include: wage theft, workplace health and safety violations, concerns related to employer-provided housing, employment discrimination and retaliation, H-2A contract violations, and T visas for victims of labor trafficking.  It has offices in Moorhead, Minnesota and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

State served: Minnesota

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: T visas, U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: This organization serves clients in North Dakota and Minnesota. Services available for agricultural workers only. Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 2
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
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: 2

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Advocates Network