Frequent Questions

Self-Help Clinic

A group of William Mitchell College of Law students, alumni, and reference librarians who volunteer to help people represent themselves in court.

Finding Legal Services

Pro Bono/Free Legal Consultation and Representation

William Mitchell College of Law believes that all people should have access to justice and that it is the duty of our society and our legal profession to provide this access. However, it is inappropriate and illegal for law school students to characterize themselves as lawyers and to solicit clients. Requests for legal advice or representation must not be directed to William Mitchell College of Law. Members of the public who are seeking legal advice or legal representation are referred to the William Mitchell law clinic program or faculty and students through outside agencies.

For information about how to find legal representation contact:

Minnesota Legal Services Coalition

Other legal resources

Civil matters (including family law)

For small business

Legal CORPS—Free legal help for Minnesota Small Businesses and Nonprofits
612-752-6678 |

Non-profit setup

MAP for Nonprofits

2314 University Avenue W., Suite #28
St. Paul, MN  55114
651-647-1216 |


  • Centro Legal 651-642-1890 Spanish speaking only
  • Oficina Legal 651-641-1011 sliding fee scale
  • International Institute 651-647-0191 immigration services for refugees and citizenship application
  • Immigration Law Project 612-332-1441 low income, Hennepin County residents only

Lawyer referral numbers

  • Ramsey County Bar Association 651-224-1775
  • Hennepin County Bar Association 612-752-6666
  • Minnesota State Bar Association 612-333-1183