Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd.

Do you need free legal help with divorce, domestic abuse, custody, child support, or other family law matters? We can help.

Who We Are

Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd. (LADC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides critical civil legal services to low-income families and individuals in Dakota County, Minnesota..

Our primary focus is Family Law, the most important area of law affecting low-income people. These cases frequently involve Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, and Domestic Abuse. LADC also addresses low-income needs in other areas of law, including Consumer Law, Criminal Record Expungement, Immigration, Schools, Social Services, Taxes and Youth.

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Give Help

You can make a difference in the life of a family by helping with critical legal needs, including protection from abuse, securing child support, or winning custody. You can also use your skills to help a low income person figure out problems in other areas of civil law. Not only do you benefit from knowing that you are helping and meeting your professional responsibility to provide pro bono, you’ll receive tangible benefits.

Ways to Volunteer

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Our Volunteers

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Recognition Awards

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Get Help

Legal Assistance of Dakota County helps very low income people with family law problems, such as divorces, custody between parents, grandparent custody, and orders for protections. Our lawyers can represent you if you:

  • live in Dakota County
  • have a family law problem and
  • have a low income.

Find out if you are eligible for our free legal help. If you think you are, call us at 952-431-3200 or sign up online.

If we cannot help you directly, or if your income is too high, we can direct you to other services in Dakota County or refer you to attorneys in Dakota County who charge a fee.

Emergency Services

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Free Legal Clinincs

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Other Lawyers

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Other Resources

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Our Practice Areas

We receive almost 2,000 calls each year from people needing free legal help. We couldn’t do it without the help of our nearly 100 volunteer attorneys.

Please join us in this effort? In addition to contributing to your community, you’ll receive recognition and some tangible benefits.

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15025 Glazier Ave. Suite 201

Apple Valley, MN 55124


952-431-3200 (telephone)
952-431-3202 (fax)


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