Free bankruptcy clinic made permanent
The need for the legal help offered by volunteer attorneys at the walk-in clinic is strong in this economy.
By KARA McGUIRE, Star Tribune
No one wants to be sitting across from Mary Hoben on a Thursday morning, but they are awfully glad she’s there.
Hoben is one of 16 attorneys who donate their time and expertise to low-income Minnesotans at a free bankruptcy advice clinic. The new clinic, held at the U.S. Courthouses in Minneapolis or St. Paul, was set up on a trial basis this spring to assist people tackling the painful and mind-boggling task of filing for bankruptcy without an attorney’s help. The walk-in clinic was made permanent this fall because demand is strong. In the worst recession since the Great Depression, is that surprising?
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