LEGAL RESOURCES
NATIONAL LEGAL RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ :

Lambda Legal
National Headquarters
120 Wall   19th Floor
New York, NY  10005-3919
Phone: 212-809-8585
&
Midwest Regional Office
65 E. Wacker Place  Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60601-7245
Phone: 312-663-4413
Website: https://www.lambdalegal.org
Our legal, education and advocacy work touches nearly every aspect of life for lesbians,gay men, 
bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.

PFLAG National Office
1828 L Street, NW   Suite 660
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 202-467-8180
Website: https://pflag.org
Our 400+ chapter network provides confidential peer support, education and advocacy in communities
in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our 200,000+members and supporters cross 
multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas. PFLAG 
has been saving lives, strengthening families,changing hearts, minds and laws since 1972. Our family 
and ally voice is integral to advancing equality.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
NATIONAL OFFICE
870 Market   Suite 370
San Francisco, CA  94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
&
WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
1300 Pennsylvania Ave.  NW #190-706
Washington, DC  20004
Email: Info@NCLRights.org
Website: https://www.nclrights.org
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and 
appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBTQ community; 
provides free legal assistance to LGBTQ people and their legal advocates; and conducts community 
education on LGBTQ issues.
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NCLR’s legal, policy, and legislative victories set important precedents that improve the lives of all 
LGBTQ people and their families across the country. Our free legal assistance empowers individuals 
to assert their own legal rights. Our community and public education broadens public support for 
LGBTQ equality.


DISABILITY LEGAL RESOURCES: 

Epilepsy Foundation 
Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund
Website: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/legal-help
Progress has been made in diagnosing and treating epilepsy, but discrimination unfortunately 
continues. The Epilepsy Foundation's Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund fights 
epilepsy discrimination across all aspects of an individual's life, including work, school, and 
community life. It accomplishes these goals through public education, increased access to 
legal services, and advocating for changes in discriminatory practices, policies, and laws.
The Epilepsy Foundation's Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund fights epilepsy 
discrimination in: 
1,  Employment 
2.  Education
3.  Public accommodations (such as camps, childcare facilities, stores, hotels, theaters, 
     fitness clubs)
4.  Programs and services, including police and first responder training 
5.  Housing
6.  Insurance
7.  Criminal justice concerns

Disability Rights Michigan 
4095 Legacy Pkwy.  
Lansing, MI  48911-4264
Phone:  517-487-1755
Website: https://www.drmich.org
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. 
3815 W. St. Joseph     Suite C-200
Lansing, MI  48917
Phone:  800-400-9164
Website: https://www.elderlawofmi.org
Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), a 501(c)(3), is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes 
and protects the rights, health, and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities 
by providing information, advocacy, and professional services. We want individuals and their care-
givers to be able to make one call for help to Elder Law of MI! 

American Friends Service Committee
Michigan Criminal Justice Program 
124 Pearl   Suite 607
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-761-8283    
Prisoner number: 734-761-9796
Website: http://www.prisoneradvocacy.org
We Want To Hear From You
In order to advocate for people in the system effectively, we collect information from people living 
in prison and their loved ones. Currently, these are some of the hot button issues we have been 
helping people with. If your loved one has been impacted by these problems (or any other prison 
related issue) please contact us.
1.  Over-classification
2.  Problems getting out of long-term segregation
3.  Taser "misuse"
4.  Problems accessing department recommended 
     programs that help people gain to parole


ANIMAL / PET LAWS & ADVOCACY

Michigan State University College of Law 
Animal Legal and Historical Center
648 N. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI  48824-1300
Website: https://www.animallaw.info
On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: 
over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and com-
prehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

State Bar of Michigan
Website: https://connect.michbar.org/animallaw/home
The Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan provides education, information and analysis 
about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and pub-
lication of a newsletter. Membership in the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of MI.


CHILD CUSTODY SELF-HELP LEGAL RESOURCES: 

Michigan Legal Help
Child Custody Complaint form for Michigan 
Website: https://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/GenerateInterview/1722/engine

Law Help Interactive 
Court Waiver Fee application for Michigan 
Website: https://lawhelpinteractive.org/Interview/GenerateInterview/2621/engine

Michigan State Bar Association 
Tools and information for Child Custody in Michigan 
Website: https://michiganlegalhelp.org/self-help-tools/family/i-need-custody-order#


MUTIPLE COUNTIES SERVED 

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 tool-kits 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: https://michiganlegalhelp.org

Lakeshore Legal Aid         
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr.  Suite 363
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-443-8068    New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Website: https://lakeshorelegalaid.org 
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people 
who are low-income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
&
Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters!
Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal Aid has 14 locations 
cross Southeast Michigan.

Legal Services of S. Central Michigan
898 S. Telegraph 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-8310   888-251-1598  Toll-Free
(Monroe & Lenawee Counties)
&
Washtenaw County Office: 
15 S. Washington 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-665-6181   888-665-6181  Toll-Free
&
Family Law Project
(Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Cases Only)
15 S. Washington 
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-998-9454
Email:  lsscm-info@lsscm.org
Website: https://lsscm.org
Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM)
provides free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals, families &
older adults in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, 
Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw Counties. LSSCM also 
provides legal services to older adults of St. Joseph County.


DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY 

Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center
Phone: 313-561-3500
Website: https://wcdrc.org 
Provides highly trained and experienced mediators and facilitators to help resolve conflicts. Our process
can open the doors to communication for all parties involved to achieve a peaceful resolution. We also
offer State Court approved trainings. We are also able to assist with the Eviction Diversion Program.

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:

University of Michigan Law School / The Family Law Project: 1990
Phone: 734-998-9454
Website: https://www.law.umich.edu/historyandtraditions/students/organizations/Pages/Details.aspx?StdOrg=The+Family+Law+Project
The Family Law Project is a legal aid clinic providing low cost services to battered women. The Project 
was created in 1979 by the University of Michigan Law School students and alumni and remains the only 
organization in Washtenaw County providing low cost legal services in domestic violence cases. Over 
100 law students act as Student Attorneys, helping their clients get restraining orders and child custody determinations. Each student is responsible for all of the legal work involved in their case, including client interviews, filing court papers, and court hearings. Supervision is provided by a part-time Staff Attorney, 
six student Case Supervisors, and a student Administrator.

Michigan Legal Services 
2727 Second 
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-964-4130 
Website: http://www.milegalservices.org
Mission:
Our mission is to engage and advocate for public policies that address and remedy root causes 
of poverty and fulfill essential human needs for families.

American Civil Liberties Union  (ACLU) of  MI
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-578-6800
Email: aclu@aclumich.org
Website: https://www.aclumich.org
Services Offered:
Defending our rights to equality, liberty and justice in Michigan. 

Federal Civil Pro Bono Project
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
645 Griswold  Suite 1356
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-961-6120
Email: dba@detroitlawyer.org
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org
&
Detroit Legal Services Clinic 
Penobscot Building
13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-961-6120, ext. 206
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org/clinic
Services Offered:
The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer 
attorneys in the areas of: 
1.  Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Relations 
2.  Expungements, Self-Representation 
3.  General Civil Law. 

The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
3737 Lawton 
Detroit, MI  48208
Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi/news/william-booth-legal-aid-clinic
Services Offered:
Established in 1994, William Booth Legal Aid Clinic was missioned with the goal of paving 
the way to fresh starts and new opportunities by providing quality, cost free legal services 
for low-income individuals and families. 

Wayne State University Law School 
Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. (FLAC)
5425 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-833-0058
Website: https://www.detroitflac.com
Services Offered:
Established in 1965, the Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) provides legal assistance to low income 
and elderly residents of Wayne County in the areas of family law and elder law. FLAC focuses 
on assisting victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse, or those who experience great barriers 
to justice. This organization is the only student run legal aid clinic in the nation staffed entirely 
by Wayne State University Law School students who provide legal services under the super-
vision of licensed attorneys, pursuant to Michigan Court Rule 8.120.

Neighborhood Legal Services 
Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM) offers one-of-a-kind services to promote health 
safety and self-sufficiency. We are a regional business and non-profit collaborative coordinating 
S.E. MI  community outreach and pro-bono partnerships for advocacy, education, and resources 
of human survival. Abused and homeless individuals, children, seniors and those with life chall-
enging illness can sometimes qualify to receive services free of charge.
Housing Advocacy 
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite #301
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-964-1975
&
Children’s Justice & Education 
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite #301
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-874-5820 ext 2230
&
Free Legal Aid Clinic
5425 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-833-0058
&
Legal Advocacy /HIv-AIDS Victims
7310 Woodward Ave, Suite #301
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 ext 2224
&
Elder Law Center
12121 Hemingway
Redford, MI  48239
Phone: 313-937-8291
&
Permanent Housing for the Disabled
8900 Pardee 
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 313-316-5356
Website:  https://nlsmichigan.org

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service Inc. 
4095 Legacy Pkwy.  Suite 500
Lansing, MI  48911
Phone: 517-487-1755   800-288-5923   TTY: (517) 374-4687
Website: https://michiganlegalhelp.org/organizations-courts/
find-lawyer/michigan-protection-and-advocacy-service
Services Offered:
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization 
designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people 
with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance,sel-
ected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.
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MPAS has created the Special Education: An Advocate's Manual, which is a guide to the rights and laws 
that govern special education and other rights of children with disabilities in Michigan. The manual is 
divided into 15 chapters and can be downloaded or ordered in hard copy by contacting MPAS.

TEAM WELLNESS 
Eastern Market Clinic
2925 Russell 
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-396-5300   Toll Free: 888-813-TEAM (8326)
    TTY: 313-396-4270    Crisis: 313-258-3842
&
Team East Clinic
6309 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-331-3435   Toll Free: 888-813-TEAM
&
Southgate Clinic
14799 Dix-Toledo 
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-324-8326   Toll Free: 888-813-TEAM
    TTY: 734-324-8327    Crisis: 313-258-4758
Website: http://teamwellnesscenter.com/ssd-legal-aid
Social Security Disability 
Attorney Bruce Jackson has dedicated his legal career to assisting members in obtaining SSD 
benefits. Only 3 out of 10 people are awarded, on average, disability benefits. Having legal will 
drastically increase a member’s chances of obtaining this benefit. 


LENAWEE COUNTY 



MACOMB COUNTY




MONROE COUNTY 

Monroe County Senior Legal Services
1126 S.Telegraph 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-7644
Website:  http://www.mcsls.org
Services Offered:
We provide legal services to senior citizens in civil matters. This excludes bankruptcy, drivers 
license restoration and criminal cases; the criminally accused. We do not handle law suits seek-
Ing recovery of significant sums of money.
Eligibility:
A person is eligible to receive MCSLS services if he/she is:
1.  Sixty (60) years of age or older
2.  A resident of Monroe County
3.  If a person is already represented by an attorney in the particular case for which assistance 
     is sought, MCSLS can not represent that person.


OAKLAND COUNTY 




WASHTENAW COUNTY 

Ann Arbor Dispute Resolution Center
4133 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-794-2125
Email: edrc@washtenaw.org 
Website: https://thedisputeresolutioncenter.org
The Dispute Resolution Center offers affordable, constructive, restorative and healing approaches 
to conflict resolution for the residents of Washtenaw and Livingston counties. We have been work-
ing with individuals, schools, families, and businesses to build peaceful communities since 1983, 
and are one of 18 Community Dispute Resolution Programs (CDRP) in Michigan.

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
Main Office:
124 Pearl   Suite 504
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-482-0489
Website: https://studentadvocacycenter.org
Education, Advocacy & Support:

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
1100 N. Main  Suite 205
Ann Arbor,  MI  48104
Phone: 734-662-1256
Email: info@washtenawaca.org
Website: https://www.washtenawaca.org
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.  
























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