Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
Comprehensive information on mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases for victims 
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Jeanne A. Carpenter
For those that have been discriminated against due to having epilepsy.

The Michigan Legal Help Website was created to help people who have to handle simple civil legal 
problems without a lawyer. There are helpful articles you can read to learn about a specific area of 
the law and toolkits and checklists to help you prepare to represent yourself in court. Automated 
forms can be completed when you answer simple questions. If you need more help, you can search 
for a lawyer or community services in your area.   Website:

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service Inc.
4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 800-288-5923
Services Offered:
Provides services in the following legal areas: Disability rights, HIV/AIDS rights, 
Children's Disability and Special Education rights, Employment rights, Housing 
Rights, abuse & neglect, Social Security benefits.

Elder Law of Michigan Inc. / Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors
815 W. St. Joseph Suite C-200
Lansing, MI 48917
Provides free legal advice and information to Michigan residents age 60 and older.  
After a call is made to the hotline, an attorney will call back within 2 business days.  
There are no legal fees although donations are accepted. 


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is offering FREE legal services to Veterans!  
The law school will travel this summer and fall in an RV-turned-office to make house calls 
rather than asking the veterans, many of whom have disabilities, to travel to downtown 
Detroit for their services.  Call 313-596-0262
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ALSO offers the following legal clinics:
The Urban Law Clinic
The Immigration Law Clinic
The Mobile Law Office 
The Appellate Advocacy Clinic
The Criminal Law Clinic
The Environmental Law Clinic 

Michigan Legal Services 
900 Michigan Bldg. 220 Bagley
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-964-1140
Services Offered:
Legal assistance to address causes of poverty for SEMI-poorest residents including 
access to income support, food, utility, emergency and housing assistance, health 
and mental health care.

South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc. 
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Assistance with locating resources or providing direct services with legal services, 
chore services, applying for the bridge card through MICAFE, tax assistance, utility 
assistance, transportation, food, home repairs, Medicare D and many others.

American Civil Liberties Union Fund of MI
60 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-578-6800
Services Offered:
Provides services in the following legal areas:  Constitutional issues, 
Freedom of Speech, Due Process, Privacy issues.

Federal Civil Pro Bono Project
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Volunteer Legal Services
645 Griswold   Suite 1356
Detroit,  MI  48226
Phone:  313-961-6120   Lawyer Referral:  313-961-3545
Services Offered:
Provides services in the following legal areas:  Civil law, Employment 
Discrimination, Prisoner Civil Rights, Provides client meeting location.

The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 
Two Woodward Ave. 
7th Floor, Room 700-A 
Detroit, MI  48226
Services Offered:
Free help with Divorce and Friend of the Court Issues.. 
Attorneys from the Clinic help qualifying low-income, self-represented 
parties prepare motion packets and forms.  Slots are limited.  Arrive early.  
First come, first served.  
The 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence OR Stalking?
Do You Need Assistance to Prepare the PPO Application?
FREE HELP is available!
Attorneys are available to provide assistance to low-income petitioners. 
NO appointment is necessary
Mondays & Thursdays     12 noon to 3 p.m. 
The Attorney Resource Center
12th Floor--Room 1207
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 
Phone: 313-568-5408 Information line
This Service is Not Affiliated With The Wayne County Clerk's Office.

First Step Legal Advocacy Project
44567 Pinetree Dr.
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone:  1-888-453-5900
Services Offered:
Provides services in the following areas:  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault.

Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.  (FLAC)
5435 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-831-3444
Services Offered:
FLAC's purpose is to render legal assistance to low-income and indigent residents 
of Wayne County.

West Side Mothers Welfare Rights Organization
23 E. Adams
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-964-3980
Services Offered:
Provides services in the following areas: Social Security Hearings, FIA Hearings

NLS / Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice (Guild Law Center)
733 St. Antoine, 3rd Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone:  313-962-6540
Services Offered:
Plant Closings (WARN Act), Poverty Rights, Environmental Justice, Economic 
Rights and Living Wage.

Elder Advocacy & Legal Services
12121 Hemingway
Redford, MI  48230
Phone: 313-937-8291
Services Offered:
Legal services to persons 60 years of age and older who reside in Wayne County.  
Elder Abuse services, Caregivers Legal Services, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

Disability Advocacy
104 Lothrop Landing
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 ext. 2211 OR  877-774-8946
Services Offered:
Administrative advocacy for individuals who are in need of representation to secure 
their Social Security benefits.  Services on a reduced fee basis with payment required 
only if a favorable decision is rendered.


Legal Services of South Central Michigan
1118A South Telegraph
Monroe,  MI  48161 
Phone: 734-241-8310  OR  888-251-1598
Private non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and representation 
to low-income persons and senior citizens (regardless of income) in certain civil 
legal cases.  LSSM uses federal income-eligibility limits (125% of federal poverty 
level) to determine income eligibility.  

Monroe County Senior Legal Services
1126 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-241-7644
Services Offered:
Assists with civil legal problems such as housing, Medicaid, Medicare, income 
maintenance, administrative & governmental issues, wills, deeds, power of attorney 
for seniors 60+ residing in Monroe County.


Thomas Cooley Law School  
Lakeshore Legal Aid--Cooley Law School Family Collaborative
2630 Featherstone  
Auburn Hills, MI  
Phone: 248-335-0125
Provides free legal help to low-income residents of Oakland County. 
Call ahead to determine eligibility!  
Deals primarily with family law / domestic violence issues. 

Common Ground Sanctuary
1410 S. Telegraph (at Orchard Lake Road)
Bloomfield Twp., MI 48032
Phone: Crisis Line 248-456-0909   OR   800-231-1127


Ann Arbor Dispute Resolution Center
110 N. Fourth Avenue Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-222-3725
Non-profit, volunteer-based community organization, partly funded by the 
Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCA). One of 25 SCAO-funded 
centers in Michigan that offer low-cost mediation services as an alternative 
to court. They help individuals, businesses and organizations in Washtenaw 
County peacefully resolve conflicts in such areas as Landlord/Tenant disputes, 
Neighbor/Neighbor disputes, Family disputes, Workplace disputes, Consumer/
Business & Business/Business disputes and School Issues.  

Ann Arbor Mediation Center
330 East Liberty   Suite 3A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-663-1239
Alternative to the often adversarial approach of a courtroom. Specializes 
in divorce and custody mediation but other services may be available.  
This may provide cheaper, alternative means to end disputes.

Justice Project Outreach Team (J-PORT)
110 N. Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-222-3750
A Washtenaw County program that provides supports to individuals 
who are involved with the justice system and need mental health assistance, 
both in the jail and in the community.

The Michigan Poverty Law Program  (MPLP)
220 East Huron Street   Suite 600A
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-998-6100
Part of the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project and an Immigrant Rights Center.  

SAFE House
4100 Clark Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-995-5444
Provides free services for any person victimized in an intimate relationship 
who lives or works in Washtenaw County.

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti,  MI  48197
Phone: 734-482-0489
Assists the families of public school children, K-12, who are eligible for regular 
and special education services to resolve school-related problems and offers 
non-legal advocacy.  No fee. 

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
1100 North Main  Suite 205
Ann Arbor,  MI  48104
Phone:  734-662-1256
An advocacy organization to improve the lives of persons with developmental 
disabilities, as well as persons with other mental or physical disabilities.  
Free services for those who qualify.  

American Friends Service Committee
Ann Arbor, MI
For those who need advice (legal or otherwise) regarding Michigan lesbian, 
gay, bisexual or transgender issues affecting them, contact the Inclusive 
Justice Program


Animal Legal and Historical Center
Animal Law archives compiled by the Michigan State University College of Law

State Bar of Michigan
Provides information and resources about the practice and study of Animal Law 
as well as current legislation.

Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team  (S.M.A.R.T.)
A local network for activists campaigning against cruelty to animals.


Look for this category on this website!  


The Help Desk
Oakland County Courthouse (lobby of the north entrance)
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI
The Help Desk is open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in the lobby 
of the north entrance of the Oakland County Courthouse.  Help is free of 
charge on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can learn how to file motions, 
seek return of drivers licenses, expungement of criminal records, etc.

Elder Law & Advocacy Center offers "FIRST TUESDAYS" 
The First Tuesday of Each Month at 2 p.m.
Redford Community Center
12121 Hemingway
Redford,  MI 
Phone: 313-937-8291
Guidance from experienced Legal Staff includes:
Nursing Home/Assisted Living/Senior Housing
Powers of Attorney
School Enrollment
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Also provides FREE legal and community information, assistance and referrals 
to family and other caregivers and recipients of care.  Also FREE to seniors 60 
and older.  However, the agency must prioritize to persons with the greatest 
economic or social needs first.

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Phone: 248-335-0125
Offers an Estate Planning Clinic with Lakeshore Legal Aid at Cooley's Auburn Hills 
campus, 2630 Featherstone Road, to Oakland County residents 60 years and older 
and asset-eligible.  Call the above number for more information. 

The Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP) is a collaborative program between Lakeshore 
Legal Aid and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus.  FLAP offers legal 
services to low-income Oakland County residents at no cost, counseling clients, preparing 
legal pleadings and representing them in the Oakland County Circuit Court on family law issues 
ranging from divorce to personal protection orders.  FLAP accepts prospective applicants every 
other Wednesday at the Oakland County Law Library, located in the Oakland County Circuit Court, 
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac.  For information go to  OR  call 248-335-0125.  


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Legal Hotline  (for older adults)
Phone: 1-877-GLBT-LAW
A program of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. 

American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
Phone: 313-578-6812

Hate Crimes, Advocacy & Social Action:
Triangle Foundation
Phone: 313-537-3323 x 14

GLBT Domestic Violence:
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Phone:  888-783-8190


Lambda Legal
Phone:  312-663-4413

PFLAG National Office
Phone: 202-467-8180

National Center for Lesbian Rights 
Phone: 415-392-6257

Transgender Law & Policy Institute

Please look on this website 
under "Crime Victim Resources" 
for more information regarding services available to you!
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