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What We Do

  • How do I take time off from work and keep my job?
  • How do I appeal an insurance denial?
  • Who can I talk to about money and paying my mortgage?
  • Should I apply for Social Security Disability?
  • Where can I get help with a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, or Will?

Cancer Legal Care exists to help answer these questions for our clients.

Cancer Legal Care engages the law to resolve the complex challenges facing people and communities affected by cancer.  Since 2007, our staff and volunteer attorneys have provided free direct legal care services and educational outreach valued at over $12,000,000. Over 10,000 Minnesotans with legal issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis and treatment have found the help, answers, and advocacy they need to address the employment, disability, estate planning, financial, and housing issues that weigh so heavily on their hearts and minds.

Cancer Legal Care’s unique model utilizes staff and volunteer attorneys and advocates to serve people affected by any cancer, at any time from diagnosis on, residing anywhere in the state, on wide variety of civil legal issues. Increasingly, cancer’s financial toxicity (the financial burden of cancer due to expensive treatment, insurance premiums and deductibles in conjunction with income/job loss and increased debt) negatively effects a patients’ survivorship.  Legal care is one way to help turn those situations around for families at a very challenging time in their lives.


Our Partners

  • Susan G. Komen Minnesota
    Susan G. Komen Minnesota
  • Otto Bremer Trust
    Otto Bremer Trust
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
    Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Comprehensive Research Group
    Comprehensive Research Group
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
    Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
    Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
  • Federal Bar Association--MN Chapter
    Federal Bar Association--MN Chapter
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee
    Legal Services Advisory Committee
  • Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
    Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
  • Greenwald Wealth Management
    Greenwald Wealth Management
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    Hennepin County Bar Foundation
  • Allina Health
    Allina Health
  • Minnesota Oncology
    Minnesota Oncology
  • Bassford Remele
    Bassford Remele
  • Chestnut Cambronne
    Chestnut Cambronne
  • Baillon Thome
    Baillon Thome
  • Ciresi Conlin
    Ciresi Conlin
  • TrustPoint