Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

A nonprofit organization

Purpose Statement: Improved legal outcomes and stability for families and individuals living in poverty

Mission Statement: LAOC ensures access to justice by providing meaningful legal representation in civil matters to our low-income neighbors.

 Vision Statement: Legal Assistance aims to have a positive effect on our entire community by championing:

  • Stability for families
  • Accountability that leads to better housing
  • Relief for victims of domestic violence
  • Alleviation of overburdened Courts


 WHAT WE DO: LAOC provides legal services to individuals through four programs:

  1. Direct representation by the LAOC staff attorneys in the areas of family law and landlord tenant law
  2. The Volunteer Attorney Program (“VAP”) where private attorneys agree to take cases for clients who have been screened through the LAOC intake process and need representation in a matter that is not an area of LAOC expertise, where there is a conflict of interest with LAOC and the client, or when LAOC attorneys are not able to take on additional cases and the client needs immediate assistance
  3. A landlord tenant hotline where any caller can speak to a trained advocate regarding housing issues
  4. Clinics and other outreach programs sponsored by LAOC including:
  • Weekly landlord tenant clinics offered by LAOC staff attorneys for income-qualifying clients
  • Eviction clinics offered weekly by LAOC staff attorneys for Olmsted County residents who have been served with an eviction summons
  • Weekly Women's Shelter clinics offered by LAOC staff attorneys for residents of the Rochester Women's Shelter and Support Center
  • Semi-monthly clinics offered by LAOC staff attorneys through Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)
  • Clinics offered at the Olmsted County Law Library where LAOC recruits volunteers to host weekly family law clinics, monthly financial and consumer law clinics, and bi-monthly expungement clinics
  • Family Law clinics offered monthly at the Dodge County Courthouse
  • Family Law Clinics offered monthly at Fillmore County Social Services
  • Wills clinics for low-income seniors held semi-annually
  • Legal clinics held at Community Health Service, Inc.
  • Immigration clinics for undocumented individuals held semi-monthly


 WHO WE SERVE: LAOC provides free legal services to low-income residents of Olmsted County.

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Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

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1700 North Broadway Suite 124
Rochester, MN 55906


(507) 287-2036

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