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Resource Center for Fathers & Families Legal Program

The Center provides resources that help men become better parenting partners regardless of marital status, to prevent violence and to provide the model all children deserve. As a result, communities, families, the family's economy, and society in general will benefit. Cases include paternity and child support reduction. The resource center works with both fathers and mothers.

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Saint Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, General Public, Low Income, Working poor and unemployed, Fathers, especially young and unwed
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Hmong, Laotian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Arranged
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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