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 over 250 Legal Kiosks to be stationed in a variety of court, agency, non-profit, and other community locations.
These community-based Legal Kiosks help Minnesotans who face technology access and transportation barriers to have a healthy and safe experience interacting with civil legal aid experts, as well as the administrative and court systems in which their cases will be proceeding.
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.
The Legal Kiosk Project is one of a series of Reach Justice Minnesota initiatives that leverage technology and emergency staffing to help protect Minnesotans’ basic civil and human rights in the face of an unprecedented emergency and disaster. Reach Justice initiatives create a variety of unique access points, meeting clients in their communities.