What is a Legal Kiosk?
Legal Kiosks are computers located across the state of Minnesota that provide access to legal aid services to individuals without access to wifi or technology. These Legal Kiosks are stationed in a variety of community locations offering the public the ability to apply for civil legal aid services, access legal resources, and, in some cases, attend online meetings and remote court hearings in privacy.
Who can use them?
Anyone can use a Legal Kiosk! You can use it to find out if you have any legal needs, access information and services, or contact a legal aid provider. We can help you fill out forms, apply for services, or point you in the right direction.
Why are they needed?
The COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency have moved the legal system virtual, creating a digital divide that has disproportionately impacted the communities served by Minnesota Legal Aid. Access to the legal system and a chance at justice is only available to those with the means and resources to use technology. To address this digital divide, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition requested CARES Act funds to give communities access to civil justice by creating a statewide network of Legal Kiosks to be stationed in a variety of court, agency, non-profit, and other community locations.
Look at what our partners have to say.
“People find comfort addressing their legal questions in the same setting where they’ve found supportive services for other challenges, with people they already know and trust.”
"We envision the impact and legacy of Legal Kiosks as carrying forward beyond the pandemic, helping us connect with client communities in new ways to deliver on the promise of equal justice for all."
"It is a great system! It is incredibly user friendly. It is incredibly easy to use."
Assistant Branch Manager,
Bemidji Public Library
Host a Legal Kiosk
If you’re interested in hosting a Legal Kiosk at your organization, please fill out our interest form.
Due to limited resources, we may not be able to fulfill all Legal Kiosk requests.