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You may leave basic information to begin the intake process for legal help from Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. We help low-income people with certain kinds of civil legal issues, mostly with family law cases. We help with cases in Dakota County.

We do not help with any kind of criminal cases. If you've been charged with a crime, at the very first hearing ask for a public defender.

After you leave this information, we will call you back for more information. Your leaving this information does not mean that we are going to represent you; this information is only the first step. We will call you back within a few days.

If you have a case with a hearing in court very soon, please do not use this on line application. Call us.  If you have time lines for a court case, asking us for legal help does not stop those timelines from running.

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