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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