Rachel Weis – Managing Attorney
350 N.W. 1st Ave., Suite F
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-6504 fax
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The law offices of Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) provide free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota. Our goal is to provide representation and legal services to as many clients as possible consistent with the most important needs of our clients.
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) is a non-profit corporation and we do not charge for our services. At Legal Aid, our attorneys provide basic protection by enforcing the law when our clients’ rights are violated, by representing our clients’ interests in obtaining changes in law where its effect is unjust, and by informing low income people of their legal rights and responsibilities.
WE WILL HELP YOU RESOLVE PROBLEMS WITH…..Housing, Government Programs, Family Issues, Consumer Disputes, Seniors’ Issues and other legal matters involving the following:
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Mortgage Foreclosures
- General Assistance
- Housing Code Violations
- Contract for Deed Problems
- Food Stamps
- Medical Assistance
- Unemployment Compensation
- Fuel Assistance
- Creditor Problems
- Harassment by Bill Collectors
- Contract/warranty Problems
- Supplemental Security Income
- Family Problems
- Students’ Rights
SERVICE DEMAND: Because of reduced funding and increased client demand we cannot handle every eligible case. We have concentrated our resources in the areas of our clients’ greatest needs and in areas where we have special expertise. We will inform you shortly after your initial contact or interview if we are able to accept your case. If we cannot represent you, referrals to other resources will be made whenever possible.
Kootasca Community Action – housing assistance
Salvation Army – emergency housing assistance
Grace House – homeless shelter
Advocates for Family Peace & Wellstone Family Safety Center – for victims of domestic violence & supervised visitation facility
Support Within Reach – for victims of sexual assault
Itasca Resource Center – social services building
First Call for Help – Grand Rapids