The duties of the County Attorney’s Office are established by state statute. The County Attorney's Office is not authorized to offer legal advice to private citizens. Generally, the County Attorney’s Office represents the County as a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota. That representation includes advice to the County Board of Commissioners and the County Departments.
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You may search the internet for “Attorneys” and indicate an area of specialization. You may also contact the Minnesota Bar Association at 1-800-292-4152 or www.mnbar.org.
Depending on your income and the nature of your case, you may qualify for representation through the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – (218-623-8100) or toll free at 1-800-382-7166 or visit www.lasnem.org.
To make a complaint regarding an attorney’s ethics or misconduct, you may contact the Lawyer’s Professional Board of Responsibility at (651) 296-3952.
You may call the Consumer Protection Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office at (651) 296-3353 or 1-800-657-3787 with a consumer protection problem. www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/.
Landlord/tenant problems are private issues not handled by the County Attorney’s Office.