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VLN Consumer - Debt Collection Defense

https://www.vlnmn.org

Who We Are

This service is an assisted pro se program where attorneys draft answers and certain other court paperwork for self-represented litigants involved in collection lawsuits.

Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) is a non-profit organization which provides free civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
Statewide
Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
300
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Brief Advice
  • Other
Description of Services

An assisted pro se program where attorneys draft answers and certain other court paperwork for self-represented litigants involved in collection lawsuits.

For clients who cannot meet with an attorney in person in downtown Minneapolis, all communication is via telephone and email. Cases in Hennepin County District Court may be approved (after screening) for full representation in the lawsuit. Full representation is not provided for cases venued in any other county.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
612-752-6677
Hours
Monday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Information

Call the VLN Intake line at (612) 752-6677. The intake line hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If seeking help with an Answer to a lawsuit, we only assist if we can schedule the appointment with an attorney prior to expiration of the 20-day answer period.

Clients who cannot meet with an attorney in person in downtown Minneapolis:
• Must have access to email
• Must have ability to scan and email or fax documents to volunteer attorney

Walk-in +

Address
600 Nicollet Mall (map)
Suite 390A (3rd floor of the City Center building)
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hours
Tuesday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Documents

Clients should bring all documents that relate or might relate to the case.

Information

Walk-in intakes are available on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note the walk-in is for screening/intake only, there are no attorneys available to talk to you at that time.

If seeking help with an Answer to a lawsuit, we only assist if we can schedule the appointment with an attorney prior to expiration of the 20 day answer period.
Clients who cannot meet with an attorney in person in downtown Minneapolis:

• Must have access to email
• Must have ability to scan and email or fax documents to volunteer attorney

General Contact Information

Address
VLN Consumer - Debt Collection Defense
Volunteer Lawyers Network (map)
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 390A
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone
612-752-6677
Website
https://www.vlnmn.org

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