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Proactive Legal Services

People often wait until they are sick or in pain to go to the doctor. And when it comes to legal issues, many wait until there is a critical problem to find an attorney. That model is inefficient, ineffective and more expensive.

At Access Justice, we believe in Proactive Legal Services—Preventive legal counsel that emphasizes, whenever possible, solving problems efficiently without resort to costly litigation, and always with an eye toward serving the public interest.

An example of the difference proactive legal services can make

George, developmentally delayed and unemployed, lived with his elderly mother, Martha. They did their best to care for each other and their home, but when Martha’s health deteriorated they lost everything. Nursing home costs, Medicaid, the county seizing their home… Martha had no healthcare directive, no will and had not made plans for George’s care. He was placed in adult foster care and was unable to see his mother, even when she fell into a coma.

If Martha had received legal counsel from Access Justice, she would have been advised on how to protect her home, assets and the benefits available to George due to his disability. A caring Access Justice associate could have made referrals, ensuring social services and activities for George to enjoy—maybe even work! Lastly, with a health care directive, Martha could have made her health care wishes known.

Access Justice proactively serves the Marthas and Georges, and as a result, the public interest is also served—fewer empty homes on the beleaguered housing market, people with disabilities leading better, more productive lives, and senior citizens having the honor and dignity of making thoughtful end of life decisions.

In order to qualify, you must fill out and submit an Eligibility Form and a Request for Legal Services form.

heartWhat our supporters have to say...

This courageous effort is just what the doctor ordered.- - The Honorable Lawrence D. Cohen
Through our work with you, people in the Somali community will be able to get real legal assistance… There is no other firm like AJ.- - Dahir Mirreh Jibreel, Executive Director, Somalia Justice Advocacy Center
We help clients protect what is rightfully theirs and achieve their goals at minimal cost.- - Elizabeth, Access Justice Volunteer Attorney
You have launched a law firm that has long been needed!- - Deborah Randolph, Retired Minnesota Attorney
You seem to be attempting something I've been thinking (maybe dreaming) about for many years.- - Bob Seng, Assistant General Counsel, Target Corporation
This legal service model is desperately needed. - - Betsy Sitkoff, J-CHAI Coordinator, Jewish Family and Children’s Services

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Access Justice, PSC
310 4th Avenue S Suite 1006
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612.879.8092
Toll Free: 1.877.999.AJ OK (2565)
Fax: 612.879.8707

Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice and this site does not create an attorney-client relationship or make any assertion regarding available attorneys in your jurisdiction.
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About company

Access Justice is a nonprofit, full service public interest law firm committed to providing quality, affordable (or free) legal services to low- and moderate-income persons who have no access to our legal system.

Access Justice is a Minnesota Professional Services Corporation operating under the trade name “Access Justice.” An attorney-client relationship with Access Justice will only be created upon the signing of a formal representation agreement between Access Justice and a client.

Access Justice is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations to AJ are tax deductible. Donate.

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