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Adult Representation Services

Dedicated advocacy

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The Hennepin County Adult Representation Services Department is an independent county organization that provides advocacy to clients experiencing poverty in civil matters where they are entitled to an attorney. We connect our clients to resources to support them in achieving self-sufficiency and serve as advocates to protect their rights both in and outside of court.

We are not affiliated with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office or the Hennepin County Child Support Division. Consultation with us is confidential.

Open positions

Attorney, Senior

Programs and service areas

Featured stories

In this space we will share the stories of our clients and staff to highlight the positive impact ARS has on people's lives, as well as how our work directly affects disparity reductions.

Guardianship attorney celebrates success, shares expertise with colleagues - April 2023

ARS client Jenny smiles in celebration after the successful dismissal of her guardianship.

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Staff highlights: Jamielee Brown, Case management assistant - March 2023

Jamielee Brown uses her social work expertise and passion for maternal health to help families facing child protection involvement. The parents’ “well-being determines the health of the next generation,” Brown said.

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In honor of Women’s History Month, ARS honors women in law - March 2023

ARS Director: “As I reflected on Women’s History Month, I thought of Julia’s swearing-in, the role of women in the ARS office and the broader legal profession, and my own journey.”

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