Problem solver for those in need

Deputy Director Ann Cofell is featured after recently receiving the Athena Award.

Feature (Minnesota)

David Unze
St. Cloud Times (MN)
October 17, 2015

Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid

Organizations mentioned/involved: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid


She still enjoys a good debate. But she relishes more the challenge of looking beyond conflicts and to the underlying issues that create problems for her clients at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

For 35 years in St. Cloud she has helped thousands of people who are victims of domestic violence or who face problems with employment, housing and child custody. Her clients are those who can’t afford a lawyer, who often have nowhere else to turn for help.

They often come to her — and her staff of 35 in the St. Cloud and Willmar officers — ready to argue, because they think they have to