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Estate & Elder Law Services at Volunteers of America of MN

Estate & Elder Law Services is part of the Services to Seniors component of Volunteers of America - Minnesota. Estate & Elder Law Services serves clients in our practice areas regardless of age, income, or assets. Services are available on a subsidized basis (sliding fee scale) for those who qualify financially and are 60 years of age or older or disabled. Very reasonable private pay rates are available for non-qualifying individuals. Estate & Elder Law Services serves clients primarily in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Scott, Carver and Dakota counties but will take a client from anywhere in the state if appropriate. Legal services include two-attorney general practice law firm with a caseload consisting mainly of advance directives, planning for incapacity (including Medical Assistance planning), real estate, title problems, wills, estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and probate. Volunteer attorneys knowledgeable in the practice of Elder Law and related areas are needed to assist clients on an as-needed basis. Volunteer attorney support services include malpractice insurance coverage, use of templates, instructional materials and office space.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Housing
  • Populations Served: Communities of Color, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Women, Working poor and unemployed, MAO will take clients with disabilities if the legal matter falls within our practice areas
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Hmong, Oromo, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Somali, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • 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
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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