Legal Advice Clinics

Due to COVID-19, most legal consultations are being done over the phone. Please call the Law Library if you would like to know more. Our new Tenant Legal Advice Clinic takes place in person at the Law Library. 

The Washington County Law Library provides four different legal clinics to the public: Tenant, 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.

Lega Advice Intake Form

NEW Tenant Legal Advice Clinic

Tenant Legal Advice Clinics are held every month on the second Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. If you are facing any of the following, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us or walk in the day of and fill out the Tenant Legal Advice Intake Form:

  • Eviction or threat of
  • Repair Requests
  • Security Deposits
  • Privacy issues
  • Utilities

Walk-ins are welcome. You are also welcome to fill out the Tenant Legal Advice Intake Form and we can schedule an appointment.

Family Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

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