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Attorneys from the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street (formerly Leonard, Street and Deinard) provide free legal services for CUHCC patients, based on annual income.

Legal issues the Stinson Leonard Street Legal Clinic can help with include:

  • Family law, such as divorce and child support
  • Guardianship and estate planning
  • Immigration
  • Housing
  • Government benefits
  • Other issues, as determined by the legal committee

Ask a CUHCC staff person about our available legal services or call 612-301-3433 for more information.

About the Deinard Legal Clinic at CUHCC

A child makes repeated visits to the Emergency Room with asthma attacks that are triggered by mold in her apartment. The landlord refuses to initiate mold abatement measures and medications are ineffective because the triggers are ever-present. A Deinard Legal Clinic attorney files a lawsuit for breach of the implied warranty of habitability and the court orders the landlord to make the needed repairs.

Partnering with CUHCC in 1993, Stinson Leonard Street was one of the first major law firms in the nation to establish an independent dedicated legal clinic. The firm has donated more than $21 million since then in pro bono legal services to CUHCC patients and their family members. This calculates to 102,229 hours of pro bono legal services to CUHCC patients, with 200 people served in 2012.

Not only were they interested in the issues that I had, but they were interested in them from a whole person perspective and also valued me as a human being.

— Legal Clinic Client

The American Bar Association recognized the partnership and the exemplary work being done by awarding the law firm the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award. The firm was one of five award recipients across the country honored for its long-standing commitment to pro bono legal service to the community. Watch the Video

What makes this partnership unique is the combination of CUHCC’s inter-professional health care services and Stinson Leonard Street’s legal capabilities to serve the interrelated needs of the person.