Law Library has reopened
The Law Library (Hastings) has reopened. The initial reopen will start by appointment only. Please call the Hastings location at 651-438-8080, and we can help direct you to the services needed.
In Apple Valley, the public is unable to access the law library space at this time. Computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines are available by appointment for public use through the Galaxie Library. Visit Dakota County Library's Use a Computer page for more information or call the Galaxie Library at 952-891-7045 to schedule an appointment. If you need legal guidance once you have access to a computer at your local library, please call the law library for additional assistance.
If you need access to Westlaw, you can schedule an appointment and come to Hastings, or you can call the law library to see if other arrangements can be made,
We will also be continuing the Family and Consumer Law Clinics via phone consultations. If you need an appointment for a family matter, please call 651-438-8080 or 952-891-7135. If you want to schedule a consumer matter, call 952-431-3200.
ZOOM CLEs are being held on the third Thursday between noon–1 p.m.
Family Law Clinics
Meet with a lawyer for a 30-minute consultation about any family law issue (child support, custody, divorce/dissolution, legal separation, maintenance, parenting time, paternity).
Clinics are available at three locations (Apple Valley, Hastings and West. St. Paul) and at different times (day and evening hours) during the month. Daytime appointments start at 1 p.m. Evening appointments start at 4 p.m.
Apple Valley - Galaxie Library
First Monday of the month (day)
Second Wednesday of the month (evening)
Third Monday of the month (day)
Last Thursday of the month (day)
Hastings - Judicial Center
Second Thursday (day)
West St. Paul - Wentworth Library
First Wednesday of the month (day)
Third Tuesday of the month (evening)
To schedule an appointment, please call:
Apple Valley: 952-891-7135
West St. Paul:
Also, it is helpful to bring any current court orders and other paperwork that will assist with the process.
Consumer Law Clinics
Meet with a lawyer for a 30-minute consultation about bankruptcy, debt collection, garnishment, mortgages, foreclosures, conciliation court or other consumer problems. Must be a Dakota County resident.
These clinics are held every Tuesday of the month (except December) from 1–4 p.m. at the
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124, and every third Wednesday of the month from 1–4 p.m. at the
Judicial Center, 1560 Hwy 55 Hastings, MN 55033. Please go to the Law Library.
You must schedule an appointment. Call
952-431-3200 to schedule an appointment.
Conducted by the Legal Assistance of Dakota County, Ltd.
Criminal Expungement Clinics
***All expungement sessions will be cancelled until further notice. Please contact LADC at 952-431-3200 if you have questions about the forms clinic.***
Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month starting at 1:30 p.m. at the
Western Service Center, conference room L139, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124. No appointment is necessary. Please call 651-438-8080 for more information.
Divorce Forms Clinic
Need help with filling out paperwork? This clinic offers assistance with how to fill out divorce/dissolution forms. Held on the first Thursday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at the
You must schedule an appointment. Call Legal Assistance of Dakota County at 952-431-3200 for clinic information.