The Consumer Advocacy Project is a collaborative effort of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota and the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota State Bar and the Volunteer Attorney Program. The Clinic is a free service under which low income Minnesota residents contemplating bankruptcy, as well as pro se debtors and creditors already involved in pending bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, can receive 15 minutes of basic information and bankruptcy-related advice from members of the bar. Attorneys who volunteer to participate in the Project are not undertaking to represent any individual beyond the brief advice given at the clinic.
The clinic is offered the second Thursday of the month, starting at 1:00 p.m. and is staffed with volunteer attorneys. The fifteen-minute time slots available at the clinic are allotted on a first come, first served basis; however, potential clients are asked to call the Volunteer Attorney Program at 218-723-4005 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to register for the clinic.
For more information about the clinic, contact the Consumer Credit Advocacy Project at 218-723-4005.