Minnesota Law Partners with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid for Community Fellowships

The Community Legal Fellows Initiative, funded by The Minneapolis Foundation, provides much-needed legal support for low-income persons in North Minneapolis and the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Through a community partnership model with a civil legal aid organization and community health clinics, the initiative supports Minnesota Law graduates working with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid to expand service capacity to clients in need while simultaneously training new public service lawyers in Minnesota.

The three Community Legal Fellows, Joe Hamaker, 3L, Adam Johnson ’21, and Gabrielle Maginn, 3L (pictured above)—will serve in a two-year-long fellowship as full-time Legal Aid staff attorneys, providing on-site legal services, community education, and outreach on legal needs through a community partnership model, especially needs exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this Initiative, priority will be given to clients with legal issues involving eviction, foreclosure, unemployment insurance, education, wage theft, tax stimulus payments, and food insecurity.

Learn more about Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid