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Christian Legal Aid Clinic

Christian Legal Aid holds clinics every Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 to 200 for any legal matter if a volunteer attorney is available. There is an income requirement but no appointment is necessary Please call (248) 269-2027 or 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 day/times and locations: Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Common Ground Administrative Offices 1410 S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hill, MI 48302 or 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. Please Call the Legal Services Manager at (248)451-3753 

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) – Southeastern Michigan

Provides free legal advice, counsel and immigration representation on a range of immigration legal issues to immigrants with a household income at or below 200 percent of the poverty line. Legal issues include: adjustment of status, naturalization, family-based petitions, petitions for victims of domestic violence and other crimes. JFON does not handle detained cases, employment-based immigration cases, or criminal-based immigration cases.

Three intake clinics are hosted monthly in Dearborn, Pontiac, and Ypsilanti. JFON operates by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please leave a message at (734)709-1151 and  your call will be returned. For more information please visit the JFON website at www.jfonsemi.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. Please call (313)361-6340 for prescreening to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment at the Pontiac location.

Legal Aid and Defender

Legal Aid and Defender provides legal assistance in civil matters including housing, bankruptcy, consumer protection, public benefits, etc. there is a income requirement to be eligible for services. Contact toll free (877)964-4700  or www.ladadetroit.org

Legal Aid and Defender also host 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 foreclosures, food stamps, medicaid, social security benefits, bankruptcy, school related issues, utility problems, collection cases, garnishments and other civil matters.

Lakeshore Legal Aid–Family Law Assistance Program (FLAP)

A collaboration of Lakeshore Legal Aid and 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.

Additionally, FLAP offers forms and instructions to assist those representing themselves in custody and paternity actions. Clients must attend the intake clinic at the Law Library to be pre-screened for eligibility. For more information please contact (248)335-0125. 

University of Detroit’s Mobile Law Office

The Mobile Law Office (MLO) provides legal assistance for elder law benefit matters, immigration cases, veteran matters, juvenile law matters and mortgage foreclosure cases. On other matters a referral will be provided to pro bono or other attorneys. There is no cost, nor financial limit on speaking with members of the MLO group from UDM. However, cases undertaken for representation will be for persons whose income is within 200% of the poverty level.

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

Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL)

Call provides legal advice, brief services and referrals on non-criminal matters to people aged 60+ in Oakland County. There is no income requirements for service. Contact toll free (888)783-8190 or (248)5699658. 

 

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