Volunteer Guide

Volunteer Lawyers Network

  • Location:
    600 Nicollet Mall
    Suite 390A
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Phone:
    (612) 752-6655
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website, Legal Clinics (suspended for now due to COVID-19)
  • Appointments accepted:

Established in 1966, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd. (VLN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides civil legal services to low-income people through staff and volunteer attorneys. VLN's mission is to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

State served: Minnesota

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: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes
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, We use interpreters for other languages.
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Due to COVID-19 our in-person legal clinic services have been suspended. We continue to provide services remotely and by phone.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 12
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: 10

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Advocates Network, Justice for our Neighbors/United Methodist Committee on Relief


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