Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, the Bankruptcy Advice Clinic is temporarily suspended. As an alternative to the in-person clinic, VLN is offering free legal advice over the phone. To sign up for an appointment to speak with an attorney, please call the VLN Intake Line at 612-752-6677 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
The Bankruptcy Advice Clinic is a collaborative effort of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota, the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Network. 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 up to 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 clinics are available on a bi-weekly basis in Minneapolis and St. Paul and are staffed with volunteer bankruptcy attorneys. The time slots available each week are allotted on a first come, first served basis only; no pre-scheduling is available.