Resources for Law Student Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Volunteer Lawyers Network! We are grateful for the help you will be providing to low-income persons and we will work to make sure this experience is an excellent opportunity for you to learn.

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at VLN, please contact us. In order to volunteer at VLN, please contact your MJF staff attorney for a referral. For current volunteer opportunities, please visit: Minnesota Justice Foundation

If you have already been referred to VLN from your MJF staff attorney, please download and complete the Volunteer Law Student Acknowledgement - Clinics Form and email it to Tom Walsh at Once referred, please complete the Law Student Membership Application . This will confirm your space in the clinic (students are given priority in the order in which these emails are received).

VLN Legal Clinics

Thank you for volunteering with the legal advice clinics! Prior to orientation please review materials for your clinic. Note that not every clinic has specific information.

Student Orientation Information (ALL STUDENTS READ THESE):

Volunteering as a Law Student

United Way Cultures in the Twin Cities

Conciliation Court (Orientation: TBA)

Conciliation Court Resource Binder 1 of 4

Conciliation Court Resource Binder 2 of 4

Conciliation Court Resource Binder 3 of 4

Conciliation Court Resource Binder 4 of 4

Family Law Clinic (Orientation: TBA)

Family Law Clinic Manual

Housing Court Project (Orientation: TBA)

Legal Access Point Clinic (LAP) (Orientation: TBA)

LAP Student Tasks (Updated 6/06)

Clinic Quick Reference Guide (Updated 5/06)

Full Representation Referral Chart (Updated 6/06)

Legal Aid Fact Sheets (takes you to Mid MN Legal Services website)


Criminal Expungement Clinic (Orientation: TBA)

VLN-CCJ Electronic Petition Court Preparation VLN-CCJ Clinic Procedures
VLN-CCJ Petition Checklist Requesting BCA and FBI Records Representation Agreement
Reading Criminal Records MN Criminal Expungement Law Certificate of Representation
IFP Affidavit/Order State v. Schultz Order Clarifying Record
Sample Letters to Employers Minn Stat 609A Ltr to Employer re: Expungement