Call for Justice event on legal information set for March 29
WORTHINGTON -- Area residents who know low-income people needing legal assistance are urged to attend Call for Justice LLC's Legal Liaison Program, scheduled for March 29 at BenLee's Cafe. The event, slated for 1 to 4 p.m., will train attendees o...
WORTHINGTON - Area residents who know low-income people needing legal assistance are urged to attend Call for Justice LLC’s Legal Liaison Program, scheduled for March 29 at BenLee’s Cafe.
The event, slated for 1 to 4 p.m., will train attendees on where to find legal help, from local resources to online legal advice from lawyers.
“While there are a number of legal resources for low-income people, it’s not easy for them to know about them or to access it,” said Ellen Krug, executive director of Call for Justice.
“Many people don’t know that it’s possible for a low-income person to get legal advice online from an attorney anywhere in Minnesota at any time,” he added.
Krug joined the Minneapolis-based nonprofit in 2011 after working as a lawyer in Iowa for many years.
“The genesis was that people were bouncing around not knowing where to go,” Krug said. “They were losing basic necessities like health care or had to endure abuse by a spouse.”
Call for Justice employees help low-income citizens find legal help and create videos online to guide them. The company usually works out of the Twin Cities area, but is hosting a series of events in Greater Minnesota to teach people about resources for low-income people.
“People with legal needs are all over the place,” Krug said.
Krug especially encourages leaders of community groups such as churches and high schools to attend.
“(Attendees) should be the person who has their finger on the pulse of the organization so they know where to distribute the information” he continued. “We want the Radar and Rileys of M.A.S.H.
“You never know when somebody will know someone who has legal need. It could make a difference in a person’s life.”
The nonprofit organization is partnering with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota to host the event.
For more information, go to http://callforjustice.org/ .