The Duluth location includes LASNEM administrative offices, the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) program, the Senior Citizens Law Project, and the staff program Duluth office.
COVID-19 UPDATE: LASNEM offices are temporarily closed to the public for walk-ins. Please call us to apply or contact your attorney or advocate to schedule an appointment. Thank you.
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Senior Citizens Law Project, headquartered in the Duluth office, provides legal advice and assistance to persons 60 years of age or older in the seven-county Arrowhead region. The project serves St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Itasca, Carlton, Aitkin, and Koochiching counties.
A major funding source for the program is from the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging through funds received under the Older Americans Act. Although the project is required to target those in the most social and economic need, including low-income minorities and persons with disabilities, there are no specific income or asset guidelines. While there is no charge for our service, voluntary donations are welcome.
The project also provides community legal education for seniors’ groups and other groups which serve senior citizens throughout the Arrowhead region. Some of the topics include advance directives for health care, Medical Assistance rules for persons in nursing homes, and advanced legal planning. Groups wishing to request an attorney to speak at their events are asked to call 218-623-8100. There is no charge for community education appearances. Donations to the program are welcome.
United Way 211, Information referral service
Volunteer Attorney Program Free legal assistance for civil cases
Indian Legal Assistance Program Free legal assistance for civil and criminal cases
Minnesota Disability Law Center Advocacy for persons with disabilities
Public Defender – 6th Judicial District Assistance with criminal cases
WI Judicare Legal assistance for civil legal matters in Wisconsin
MN Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) Assistance to Veterans and their families in Minnesota who are Homeless or experiencing a crisis leading to Homelessness
Legal Assistance for MN Prisoners (LAMP) Legal assistance to prisoners with civil legal matters
American Indian Community Housing Organization Low-income housing and emergency assistance
Center City Housing Corporation Low-income housing
City Of Duluth – Life Safety Division Building Inspector
Duluth Landlord Association Assistance for landlords in the Duluth area 218-393-9236 or 218-724-2289
DW Jones Management Subsidized and market-rate housing
Homeline Free legal advice hotline for landlord-tenant issues
HRA of Duluth Low-income housing
Oliver Management Subsidized and market-rate housing
One Roof Housing – Tenant Landlord Connection Mediation between landlords and tenants.
Salvation Army Housing, food and financial assistance
Sherman Associates Subsidized and market-rate housing
Thies and Talle Management, Inc. Subsidized and market-rate housing
Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse – CASDA Advocacy and services for survivors of sexual and domestic Violence
Dabinoo’Igan Shelter (AICHO) Domestic violence shelter
PAVSA Advocacy and services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence
Safe Haven Resource Center Legal advocacy and services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence
Safe Haven Shelter Domestic violence shelter
CHUM Homeless shelter
Damiano Center Basic necessities for those in need: free meals, clothing, food shelf
Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf Serves anyone (shuttle available)
Hermantown Food Shelf Serves Hermantown, Saginaw, Cotton, Kelsey, and Meadowlands
Kids Café Free meals for children under age 18
Life House Homeless shelter for youth 24 and younger
Loaves and Fishes Homeless shelter
Proctor Food Shelf Serves Proctor and Midway Township
Solid Rock and Harbor House Homeless shelter (Men and families with children)
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency – AEOA Energy assistance
Community Action Resources to help low-income individuals get out of poverty
Conflict Resolution Center Mediation Services
Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc. Energy assistance
Lutheran Social Services Debt counseling, adoption, services for children, families, persons with disabilities
MN OSHA and Workers Compensation Workplace rights and safety
Senior Linkage Line Information and referral service for Senior Citizens
Senior Ombudsman – Maisie Blaine Advocacy for the health, welfare, safety, and rights for Senior Citizens in Minnesota
Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project Free assistance and counseling for retirement plans and pensions
Workforce Center Assistance for individuals seeking employment
Accend Services Assistance for persons with mental health issues
Birch Tree Center Mental health stabilization
Center For Alcohol and Drug Treatment (CADT) Addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Walk-in Rule 25 placement assessments.
Duluth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support.
Human Development Center (HDC) Assistance for persons with mental health and addiction issues.
Mental Health Crisis Response Team Help for persons contemplating suicide.
Mental Health Ombudsman – Michael Woods Advocacy for the health, welfare, safety, and rights for Minnesotans with disabilities
MN Adult and Teen Challenge Addiction recovery program
Port Bethel Rehabilitation Center Chemical dependency recovery and community-based corrections.