Group launches legal resource for local Somalisby Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A Minnesota legal-aid group has launched a Somali-language Web site.
Somalilawhelp.org is a one-stop shop for low-cost legal resources. Visitors can find help for legal matters ranging from divorce to immigration.
They can also access booklets, videos, court forms and a legal glossary -- all in the Somali language. The site is an extension of Lawhelpmn.org, which also carries a version in Spanish. It was developed by the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, which aims to provide poor Minnesotans with help on their civil legal matters.
The Twin Cities is home to the nation's largest Somali community.