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480.24 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Terms.

As used in sections 480.24 to 480.244, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Eligible client.

"Eligible client" means an individual that is financially unable to afford legal assistance, as determined by a recipient on the basis of eligibility guidelines established by the supreme court pursuant to section 480.243, subdivision 1.

Subd. 3.Qualified legal services program.

"Qualified legal services program" means a nonprofit corporation which provides or proposes to provide legal services to eligible clients in civil matters and which is governed by a board of directors composed of attorneys-at-law and consumers of legal services. A qualified legal services program includes farm legal assistance providers that have a proven record of delivery of effective, high-quality legal assistance and have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing legal issues affecting financially distressed family farmers throughout the state.

Subd. 4.Recipient.

"Recipient" means a qualified legal services program that receives funds from the supreme court to provide legal services to eligible clients.

Subd. 5.Nonprofit regional alternative dispute resolution corporation.

"Nonprofit regional alternative dispute resolution corporation" means a nonprofit corporation which trains and makes available to the public individuals who provide fact-finding, conciliation, mediation, or nonbinding or binding arbitration services.