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Unmet Need: Minnesota's Family Law Survey.

Schmidt, Lise L.

A statewide survey of people who contacted Minnesota's legal assistance programs with family law problems demonstrated that substantial numbers of low income people are turned away. The survey was conducted over a four-week period in the fall of 1987 and is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. The report lists the characteristics of people who requested assistance, the types of cases they had, and how many received or did not receive assistance. The data indicate that legal assistance offices in Minnesota received approximately 18,300 requests annually and turn away 53 percent of those who need family law assistance.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
20 (1): 4-9.
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Reporter 20 (1)