I am a resident of Pine County. Can the County Attorney's Office help me with a legal problem?
The duties of the County Attorney’s Office are established by state statute. The County Attorney is not authorized to offer legal advise to private citizens in his/her capacity as County Attorney. Generally, the Civil Division of 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
How can I find an attorney to represent me?
You may check the yellow pages in the telephone book under “Attorneys” areas of specialization are generally noted. You may also contact the Minnesota Bar Association at 1-800-292-4152 or www.mnbar.org.
What should I do if I cannot afford to hire a private attorney?
Depending on your income and the nature of your case, you may qualify for representation through the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – (320) 629-7166 or toll free 1-800-382-7166 or www.lasnem.org
Does your office handle complaints of attorney misconduct?
Generally, the answer is no. 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. However, if you believe that an attorney , or someone else, is practicing law without a valid license, you may contact our office.
Does your office handle consumer protection issues?
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/
Does your office handle landlord/tenant matters?
Landlord/tenant problems are private issues not handled by the Pine County Attorney’s Office