Community Partners

The Advocates for Human Rights

Advocates for Human RightsThe Advocates for Human Rights is a non-governmental, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. With the help of the more than 600 active volunteers who contribute an estimated $3.4 million annually of in-kind services, The Advocates documents human rights abuses, advocates on behalf of individual victims, educates on human rights issues, and provides training and technical assistance to address and prevent human rights violations.


DARTSDARTS, a volunteer-based organization, works with others to pioneer and deliver high-quality services that support the full participation of seniors and all generations in community life.

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Public service programs at William Mitchell College of Law are funded, in part, by the Faegre Baker Daniels Public Service Endowment.

Guzmán Law Firm

Guzmán Law Firm sends potential clients to the Legal Planning Clinic for Tax-Exempt Organizations and Low Income Clients (formerly Tax Planning Clinic). Lori L. Guzmán ’98 also supervises in the clinic.

Housing Alliance Law Office (HALO)

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) partnered with the City of St. Paul, The 3M Company (Minnesota’s largest employer), Briggs & Morgan (St. Paul’s largest law firm), William Mitchell College of Law, and VISTA to launch the Housing Alliance Law Office (HALO) to ensure access to safe, habitable, and affordable housing by low-income tenants.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Northeast Community Development CorporationThe Northeast Community Development Corporation’s mission is to promote the economic development of Northeast Minneapolis

in a manner that furthers the interests of both residents and businesses.

Otto Bremer Foundation

Otto Bremer FoundationThe Community Development Clinic is funded in part by the Otto Bremer Foundation.

Pohlad Family Foundation

Pohlad Family Foundation

The mission of the Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation is to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth and participate in projects that positively impact the quality of life in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

SMRLSSMRLS provides a full range of high quality legal services to low income persons and eligible client groups in civil matters, in a respectful manner which enables clients to:

  • enforce their legal rights;
  • obtain effective access to the courts, administrative agencies and forums which constitute our system of justice;
  • maintain freedom from hunger, homelessness, sickness and abuse;
  • empower persons and assure equal opportunity, thus, helping people to help themselves and become economically self-reliant, to the extent their individual abilities and circumstances permit.

Volunteer Lawyers Network

VLNEstablished in 1966, VLN’s mission is to advise and represent economically disadvantaged people with legal problems through volunteer attorneys and without charge to the clients.