Legal Advice Clinics

Starting in January 2022 our Legal Advice Clinics will be changing to hybrid or in-person services. Please call 651-430-6330 if you have any questions.

The Washington County Law Library provides three different legal clinics to the public: Family, Civil and Criminal. The purpose of these clinics is to assist and advise residents maneuvering the Washington County judicial system. Each resident will have a free, 30 minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Please look at each clinic, what they offer, dates and times, and see which on is right for you.

If you are interested in attending one of these legal advice clinics, you can fill out the intake form at this link below. A law librarian will be with you once the intake form is submitted.

Legal Advice Intake Form

Family Legal Advice Clinic

*Starting in January 2022 our Family Legal Advice Clinics will change to hybrid services. You have the choice to schedule an appointment to talk with an attorney over the phone or come in the day of to talk with an attorney.

The Law Library holds Family Legal Advice Clinics the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Please check the library calendar for the dates and more details. If you are interested in speaking with a lawyer please call 651-430-6330 or email us at LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to set up an appointment. The Family Legal clinic covers issues such as:

  • Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity Issues
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Name Change
  • Domestic Abuse

Our Family Legal Clinics cannot take CPS related cases. To get assistance in a CPS related cases, please visit Child Protection Clinic - Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Civil Legal Advice Clinic

*Starting in January 2022 our Civil Legal Advice Clinics will change to in-person services. We will start taking walk-in appointments only, no remote.

The Law Library holds Civil Legal Advice Clinics the second and fourth Monday of every month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Please check the library calendar for the dates and more details. If you are interested in speaking with a lawyer, please call 651-430-6330 or email us at LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to set up an appointment. The Civil Legal clinic covers issues such as:

  • Default Judgment
  • Housing
  • Eviction and Eviction Expungement
  • Creditor/Debtor
  • Conciliation Court
  • Automobile Title Transfer
  • Consumer Issues
  • Judgement Collection

Criminal Legal Advice Clinic

*January 2022 our Criminal Legal Advice Clinics will remain as a remote service, no in-person.

The Law Library holds Criminal Legal Advice Clinics every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please check the library calendar for the dates and more details. If you are interested in speaking with a lawyer, please call 651-430-6330 or email us at LawLibrary@co.washington.mn.us to set up an appointment. The Criminal Legal clinic covers issues such as:

  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Process
  • Criminal Expungement
  • DANCO Orders