Access Justice has provided low bono immigration legal services since our inception.
AJ’s network includes bi-lingual immigration attorneys, who provide quality legal
services on a variety of immigration matters in Spanish. AJ strives to overcome
communication barriers and help our clients understand their complicated legal issues.
By way of comparison, ECHO is an organization who also helps to bridge the
communication gap for immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. Leading in multi-
language health, safety, civic engagement, and emergency readiness communication,
ECHO designs programming for television and radio broadcast, as well as phone, print,
video and web, all in an effort to empower and ensure that limited English-speaking Minnesotans have access to necessary information about health care and safety
The court and justice system can be incredibly difficult to understand and navigate at
times, particularly for immigrants. ECHO recently produced a video titled, “Going to
Court in Minnesota,” which provided invaluable information about how the court
system operates, what to expect, and how to be prepared. The key messages in the
video include: the law is the same for everyone; courts and judges are neutral; get
prepared; and how to ask people for help. Further, the video is available in multiple
ECHO reaches out to multi-national individuals about an array of complex issues, such
as the court system. Providing important information in a language that an individual
knows best is vital to effective communication between communities. “Going to Court
in Minnesota” does just this by providing information on the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Check out “Going to Court in Minnesota” online at http://echominnesota.org/library/going-court-minnesota and www.mncourts.gov to gain a better understanding of Minnesota’s