Legal Resources for Volunteers
We want to support you in providing the highest quality service possible to your clients
Below are some links which we hope you find helpful:
click to view short summaries of law on issues common to VLN clients
MAIN RESOURCES - our collection of the most useful online resources for VLN cases and clinics.
FULL REPRESENTATION RESOURCES - our collection of the most useful online resources for full representation cases, including the representation agreement, attorney/client expectations, and case closing form.
HANDOUT FOR CLINIC VOLUNTEERS - with tips from experienced attorneys, ethical responsibilities, working with interpreters, etc.
VLC WIKI - created by our valued partners, the Volunteer Librarians Coalition, this includes up-to-date research links for every VLN volunteer area and free Westlaw research, conducted by law firm librarians, for your VLN client issues. It also includes all forms that our resource attorneys have created for the various areas of law. All VLN volunteers are eligible to be members of this valuable resource! To join the wiki go to www.vlcmn.info and click on "join" in the upper right corner of the webpage.
WEBINAR RESOURCES - created in partnership with the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, these are recordings of prior webinars that may be viewed at your convenience.
TIPS OF THE MONTH LIBRARY - contains all of our Tips of the Month, short summaries of the law on issues common to VLN clients.
MINNESOTA LINKS - commonly used links for Minnesota courts, state government, and legal information.
PRO BONO PRACTICE - tips and resources helpful for your pro bono practice in general.
RESOURCES FOR REFERRALS - sources of assistance for your client's non-legal issues.
PROGRAMS RESOURCES - resources which might be useful for other Volunteer Attorney Programs.
CLINIC ASSISTANT TRAINING PAGE - resources to help clinic assistants learn the tasks to staff VLN's legal advice clinics.
ONLINE NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - for new volunteers who have not been able to attend a VLN Orientation meeting in person.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please call us at 612-752-6655. Thanks!