Justice North is a nonprofit civil law firm dedicated to the principle that equal access to justice is a basic human right, regardless of background or circumstances. We open the doors of the legal system to the most vulnerable in our communities by providing critical legal assistance to preserve our clients' safety, security, and stability.
What Do We Do?
Justice North provides representation, limited services, advice, or information to individuals with issues that fall outside of the criminal justice system. For people facing civil legal challenges such as the threat of losing their home, safety, health care, income, or even their families, navigating the justice system without a lawyer can be nearly impossible.
Justice North serves Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis Counties. Justice North’s offices are located in Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Pine City, and Virginia.
To learn more about our team and programs, or to apply for legal help, please visit our justicenorth.org or call us at 877-MY-MN-LAW (877-696-6529).
How Can You Help?
Donations to Justice North are crucial in providing legal assistance to vulnerable individuals and families. By supporting us, you help bridge the Justice Gap, strengthen communities, champion equality, and create lasting change.
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Donations to Justice North from caring individuals in the community play a major role in continuing our work assisting people facing legal challenges. This includes the unsheltered and those at risk of losing their home, survivors of domestic violence and their children, families and seniors in need of public assistance or facing wage garnishment, and many more issues.
The legal system is complex and complicated and navigating many of these issues without representation can be nearly impossible.
You can give someone hope for the future by making a donation to Justice North today.
What is Civil Legal Aid?
Civil legal aid is the assistance of counsel and legal advocacy for people living at or near poverty in legal matters that fall outside of the criminal justice system. For people facing civil legal challenges, such as evictions, foreclosure, domestic abuse, or denial of government assistance, navigating the justice system without a lawyer can be nearly impossible.
Civil legal aid assures fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money you have. It provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Civil legal aid makes it easier to access information — whether through easy-to-understand forms, including online forms; legal assistance or representation; and legal self-help centers — so people can know their rights.
Civil legal aid also helps streamline the court system and cuts down on court costs. We need programs like civil legal aid to ensure justice for all, not only for the few who can afford it.
"You have been every piece of amazing! Thank you so much for taking my case and walking me through this difficult process. Our community has a blessing in you, a gift, and for that, I am personally grateful. We will always remember the huge role you played in this part of our life. A heartfelt thank you from myself and my son."
~Justice North Client
Justice North's services, benefits, and facilities are for use by all people. Justice North does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.
Justice North is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Justice North provides no goods or services in exchange for your donation.
Justice North is required by 45 CFR Part 1610 to notify you that the funds you donate may not be expended for any purpose prohibited by the regulations governing the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Act, LSC appropriation acts, and LSC regulations.
Justice North was formerly known as Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM). On October 30, 2023, we officially became Justice North.