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Legal Help Options

WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

      LEGAL HELP OPTIONS



Lakeshore Legal Aid

https://Lakeshorelegalaid.org
New Clients: (888) 783-8190

Eligibility and Services: Eligibility is determined based on federal poverty guidelines and other factors. Provides legal representation and assistance in the following areas: family law, protection from abuse, housing (including foreclosure cases), consumer protection, public benefits, income tax, individual rights (such as making a will), estates and guardianships, expungement, education, LGBT rights, senior services, and driver’s license restoration.

 

Southeastern Michigan Administrative Services Group (SEMASG) - Legal Aid and Defender Association (LADA)  

http://semasg.org/lada/ 
613 Abbott Street, 6th Floor
Detroit, MI  48226
Legal help: (877) 964-4700
General Information: (844) 859-0363

Services Offered: Provides low-moderate income individuals with full representation in public benefits/SSI cases, tax foreclosure and mortgage foreclosure cases, and landlord-tenant cases.  Provides legal counsel regarding bankruptcy, education issues, and to victims of human trafficking.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is determined based on federal poverty guidelines. Generally, individuals at 125% FPG (income of $15,075 for an individual, $24,600 for a family of 4) will qualify for services. All potential clients must undergo screening to determine financial eligibility and ensure there are no conflicts of interest.

 

Free Legal Aid Clinic-Detroit

FLAC@detroitflac.com
5425 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 833-0058

Offers advice and direct representation in the area of family law to income-eligible individuals.

 

Elder Law Advocacy Center 
(313) 937-8291

Offers direct representation to individuals aged 60 or older who reside in Wayne County in the areas of landlord-tenant law and probate.

Legal Self-Help

Michigan Legal Help
www.michiganlegalhelp.org

Self-help Centers:

  • 645 Griswold (Penobscot Building), Room 1145, open 9-4, Monday-Thursday (sign in by 2:30)
  • 1901 CAYMC, 2 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Fridays 9-4 (sign in by 2:30)
  • Spanish and English speakers at 5716 Michigan Avenue, Ste. 4100 in Detroit

Offer access to michiganlegalhelp.org and navigators to assist with use of website. Website offers legal information on topics such as housing/landlord-tenant issues, debt collection, and unemployment benefits.

Legal Aid Clinics

The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic

http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/williamboothlegalaidclinic
3737 Lawton, Detroit, MI  48208
(313) 361-6340

Assists with legal needs of individuals at or below federal poverty guidelines in the areas of family law, landlord-tenant, wills, expungements and driver’s license restoration. Clinics in Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave., Rm 784, Detroit, every Thursday of each month (the 1st Thursday of the month is for default divorces only), beginning at 9:30 a.m.; ID and proof of income required.


Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
:
(313) 874-5820


Free Legal Aid Clinic-Detroit: 
(313) 833-0058 
FLAC@detroitflac.com

Detroit Legal Services Clinic:
Staffed by volunteer attys. on specific Tuesday dates from 12-3 p.m. on 13th floor of Penobscot Bldg., 645 Griswold in Detroit. For dates, see detroitlawyer.org/clinic or call (313) 961-6120.

Hotlines

Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL) - (888) 783-7024
CALL provides legal advice over the phone and free of charge on a wide range of issues.

Referrals

Michigan State Bar Referral Hotline

Consultations for $25.
(800) 968-0738

www.michbar.org/programs/lawyerreferral.cfm

 

Modest Means Program

http://Irs.michbar.org