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Your support sustains the work of attorneys like Julia Zwak. After Julia helped a client represent herself successfully against an eviction, Julia was able to provide full representation to the client for an affirmative case against the landlord. The client’s upstairs neighbors were extremely disturbing- there was even gunfire- but the landlord refused to resolve the problem. He was also unfairly billing the shared utilities in violation of Minnesota law. Julia, with help from a colleague with expertise on the utilities issue, was prepared to file a rent escrow case in court, but was able to negotiate a monetary settlement with the landlord. This settlement, and a favorable reference from the landlord, enabled the client to move to a safer home for her family.
The generosity of these recent donors enabled 50 legal aid attorneys to serve some 10,000 low-income clients through LRAP. We can’t thank you enough. Your support makes all the difference.