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Adult Representation Services

Dedicated advocacy

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

Learn about our programs and services.

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

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Staff highlights: Joe Mitchell, child protection attorney

As an attorney with Adult Representation Services’ child protection team, Joe Mitchell aims to center his clients’ humanity in a system that can sometimes be dehumanizing.

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ARS receives countywide disparity reduction award

Adult Representation Services (ARS) has received the 2023 Countywide Award in the category of Disparity Reduction in Action.

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Fighting for renter’s rights

As of March 2024, the ARS housing team has handled nearly 7,500 eviction cases. Of those, more than 800 have been dismissed and 5,400 have reached a settlement.

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