- I am a resident of Carlton 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's Office is not authorized to offer legal advice to private citizens. Generally, 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 search the internet for “Attorneys” and indicate an area of specialization. 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 – (218-623-8100) or toll free at 1-800-382-7166 or visit www.lasnem.org.
- Does your office handle complaints of attorney misconduct?
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.
- 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 County Attorney’s Office.