Low-Cost Legal Representation For Those Who Qualify

Who Qualifies?

What We Do

Legal Representation Organization (“LRO”) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Legal Aid Organization focused on serving low to moderate income clients in all areas of Family Law in the Hennepin, Ramsey and Anoka counties of Minnesota

LRO advocates for mothers and fathers who cannot afford traditional legal fees, but who may not qualify for traditional legal aid services.


Who Qualifies?

LRO offers low-cost representation to people who may not qualify for cost-free representation. You may qualify for services if your household income is less than 350% of the Federal Poverty Line.


Testimonials

Nicole is the BEST and most AMAZING attorney!! Nicole made sure I wasn't overwhelmed, she talked to me about everything that was going on, she was upfront with me about what could happen... Nicole worked nights and some weekends on my cases. She was always there is I had a question or concern. She wanted the best outcome for ME, not for her... she cared about me as a person, not just as a client. I couldn't have gotten through my divorce without her!! I would (and have) recommended her to friends and anyone who needs some legal assistance! Nicole, you are an amazing woman!! I truly can't say anything bad about working with you!


Nicole has been with me through the start of my divorce many years ago and had been a valued resource through the entire process. Her knowledge of family based law is outstanding and I would put her up against any attorney in the state.


Nicole is compassionate and kind, but also incredibly knowledgeable about the law. I am grateful to have had her help, I only wish I had found out about her sooner.


Testimonials - Legal Representation Organization

[W]anted to thank you again for all your help through this. I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it on my own. I’ll definitely keep you in mind if any other situations come up. And I’ll definitely refer you to others, if I know anyone looking for help as well!


I can’t thank you enough for all of your help with this, you have done an amazing job; just like the other motions you have helped me with. I want to let you know that I always feel that you are genuinely concerned about me and my children. Thank you so much!


I went in [to my hearing] feeling confident and prepared…Thanks again for all of your help!


Thank you for your continued help with my case and doing such a fantastic job explaining things and making it as easy as possible to get through. You have no idea how grateful I am to have you on this case!



About

LRO is overseen by a five-member Board of Directors. Nicole Billings serves as the Director of LRO in addition to her running her private law practice.

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Nicole E. Billings, JD MSW


Director and Staff Attorney

Phone: (952) 923-4142
Email: nicole@legalrep.org

Nicole has worked with mothers, fathers and children for over nineteen years, first as a Child Welfare Social Worker, then as an attorney in the family and juvenile courts. Her solution-focused approach to advocacy developed through her multidisciplinary training and professional experiences, as well as from her real-life experiences while raising her fifteen-year-old daughter Anna. Ms. Billings has earned the trust of her clients and the respect of her peers. She has been named a Rising Star© by Super Lawyers©, an honor bestowed upon only 2% of practicing attorneys in Minnesota, and she has done so for 6 consecutive years.


Experience:

  • 2016 to Present: Legal Representation Organization, Director/Attorney
  • 2014 to Present: Solution-Focused Family Law, Attorney:
  • 2013-2014: Lubov and Associates, Attorney
  • 2009-2013: Tuft & Lach, Clerk/Attorney
  • 2009: Hallberg Criminal Defense, Law Clerk
  • 2008: City of Edina, Externship
  • 2008: Anoka County Public Defenders Office, Externship
  • 2008: Ramsey County, Judicial Externship
  • 2000; 2003-2009: Iowa Department of Human Services, Social Worker
  • 2002-2003: Lutheran Social Services, In Home Family Therapist
  • 2001-2002: Goodwill Industries, Social Worker
  • 2000-2001: Alternative Services, In Home Family Therapist
  • 1999-2000: Exceptional Persons, Skills Worker and Respite Provider


Contact

Office located at:
Legal Representation Organization
5775 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: (952) 923-4142

Email: nicole@legalrep.org