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What’s New at WomensLaw?

WomensLaw staff is constantly updating the “plain language” legal information and resources on In addition to making sure that the existing information is up-to-date, staff also adds new information on a regular basis.

What’s new:

  • October 2022

    Based on amendments to Minnesota laws, we did the following:

    • Updated How will a judge make a decision about custody? in our Minnesota Custody page to include a child’s developmental disability as a factor that judges will consider when evaluating the child’s best interests.
    • Updated Can a minor get a harassment restraining order? in our Minnesota Harassment Restraining Orders page to explain how a minor can prove that s/he is emancipated for the purposes of filing a petition on his/her own, even without a legal order of emancipation.
    • Updated two questions in our Minnesota Housing Laws section and one question in our Minnesota Orders for Protection section to add sexual extortion as a qualifying crime for protection under those laws. (These changes went into effect in September 2021; we regret the delay in adding them.)

    We also added the crime of sexual extortion to our Minnesota Crimes page and Selected Minnesota Statutes page.

  • August 2022

    We added one legal clinic to our New Hampshire Legal Assistance page in English and Spanish.

  • August 2022

    We added two legal clinics to our Nebraska Legal Assistance page in English and Spanish.

  • August 2022

    We added Northcutt Legal Clinic to our Mississippi Legal Assistance page and added two resources to our Mississippi Local Programs page, all in English and Spanish.

  • August 2022

    We added one new organization to our Maine Legal Assistance page and updated one resource on our Maine Lawyer Referral Services page, all in English and Spanish.

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