Justice Truck: School Christens Minnesota Mobile Law Office
ST. PAUL -- It's like a food truck, but instead of tacos it serves up free walk-up justice.
The Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul has unveiled a legal services van. The school plans to park the van in neighborhoods across Minnesota.
The van will be staffed by students and supervised by college faculty. The bright-red, 31-foot RV is scheduled to make its first stop Oct. 7 in Mankato.
Law school dean Mark Gordon says donations covered the $40,000 cost of buying and retrofitting the 20-year-old van.
The van, nicknamed "The Wheels of Justice," was christened Thursday. Board chairwoman Helen Meyer says the van is designed to help "the silent and lost members of society who don't have access to justice."