Unemployment Appeal Brief Advice Clinic - Minnesota State Law Library

Unemployment Appeal Brief Advice Clinic is a free service for the self-represented. This clinic is a joint initiative of the Minnesota State Law Library and the Labor and Employment Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Clinic attorneys are volunteers and are not endorsed or approved by the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

This brief advice clinic is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month* - 1:00pm-3:00pm. The phone clinic involves a 30-minute consultation with an attorney over the phone. The attorney will call the clinic customer at a set time.

This brief advice clinic is for people representing themselves who have been denied unemployment benefits and have exhausted their appeal options with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Minnesota
  • Area of law: Public Benefits, Unemployment Appeals
  • Populations Served: General Public, Low Income, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month; afternoons
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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