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Lawyer Volunteer Opportunities

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER
TO TAKE A PRO BONO CASE:

Legal Aid and Defender
Legal Aid and Defender provides legal assistance in civil legal matters including housing, bankruptcy, consumer protection, public benefits, etc. There is an income requirement to be eligible for services.

www.ladadetroit.org

To Volunteer:
Contact Lynda Krupp at lkrupp@ladadetroit.org

HELP DESK

Legal Aid and Defender also hosts a HELP DESK each Thursday at the Oakland County Courthouse from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The HELP DESK is located in the north lobby entrance of the courthouse at 1200 North Telegraph, Pontiac, MI. The program is designed to assist pro se litigants by providing legal information and referrals for legal services, as well as legal advice/representation for eligible residents. LADA may be able to assist with landlord-tenant problems, mortgage foreclosure, food stamps, medicaid, social security benefits, bankruptcy, school related issues, utility problems, collection cases, garnishments and other civil legal matters.

To Volunteer:
Contact Kelly Bidelman at kbidelman@ladadetroit.org



Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP)
A collaboration of Lakeshore Legal Aid and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School provides legal assistance in family law matters including divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, guardianship and domestic personal protection orders. Clients may access services by attending walk-in intake clinics at the Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library every other Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, as well as upcoming clinic dates please go to:  www.oakgov.com/lawlib/news/lakeshore.html

To Volunteer:
Contact Catherine McGee at (248) 335-0125 x7723 or at
cmcgee@lakeshorelegalaid.org

Estate Planning Clinic
Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to senior clients with civil cases in Oakland county. Services focus on assisting survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. Estate planning documents are provided through a collaboration with Thomas M. Cooley Law School utilizing their students with attorney supervision so volunteer opportunities in this area of law are limited.

To Volunteer:
Contact Contact Catherine McGee at (248) 335-0125 x7723 or at cmcgee@lakeshorelegalaid.org


University of Detroit’s Mobile Law Office
The Mobile Law Office provides legal assistance in elder law, immigration, and veteran matters. All other areas of need are referred to appropriate providers. There is no income requirement to receive services.

The Mobile Law Office visits the Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library every other Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration before 12:30 p.m. is required.

To Volunteer:
Contact: Professors Michael Bryce or Peggy Costello at (313) 596-0262 or (313) 596-0235. 

www.law.udmercy.edu/about/mlo/index.php



IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER
TO SERVE AT A LEGAL AID CLINIC:

Christian Legal Aid Clinics
Christian Legal Aid holds clinics every Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 for any legal matter if a volunteer attorney is available. There is an income requirement but no appointment is necessary.  Christian Legal Aid does not provide direct representation.

To Volunteer:
Please contact Douglas L. Toering at dltoering@aol.com

Location:
St. Vincent de Paul
46408 Woodward
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
www.clsnet.org


Common Ground

Common Ground offers legal clinics where free consultations, informed recommendations, and referrals are given without direct representation for any legal matter.  Clients are seen on a walk-in, first-come, first–served basis. The clinics are held weekly at the following days/times/locations:

Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Common Ground Administrative Offices
1410 South Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oakland County Law Library
1200 North Telegraph Road
West Wing Extension, Second Floor
Pontiac, MI 48341

To Volunteer:
Please call the Legal Services Manager at (248) 451-3753.

www.commongroundhelps.org



The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
The mission of The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the community. The Clinic provides general counsel and advice in the following areas: Consumer Debt, Landlord/Tenant, Juvenile/ Guardianship, Immigration, Wills, Public Benefits and General Advocacy.

To Volunteer:
Please call (313) 361-6340

Location:
469 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. S.
Pontiac, MI 48342
wblac@usc.salvationarmy.org



Oakland County Clerk/ Register of Deeds - Deeds Office

The Oakland County Clerk/ Register of Deeds Office recently added an "Ask the Lawyer" program to assist customers with legal questions in the Deeds Office.

To Volunteer:
Please contact Chris Ward at (248) 452-2029 or at wardcc@oakgov.com