If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney or consider contacting one of the following:
“Underground Railroad Inc.”
Civil Legal Assistance Program
P. O. Box 2451
Saginaw MI 48605
Crisis Line 989-755-0411
Toll Free: 1-888-399-8385
This program helps victims of domestic violence with civil legal advice and representation. The staff consists of three attorneys and one paralegal. Advice, referrals and help with completing forms is free to all clients. Clients requiring attorney services will be asked to provide income information. Representation will be provided for free to clients meeting certain guidelines. However, all clients may be expected to pay court costs unless waived by the Court. Payment plans can be arranged.
LEGAL HOTLINE FOR OLDER MICHIGANIANS
This service offers free telephone advice for persons over age 60 and (depending on your income) Pro Bono or reduced fee referrals to private attorneys.
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
148 E. Main Street Suite # 207
Midland MI 48640
Legal Service of Eastern Michigan is a non-profit organization which provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal) to eligible low income persons. LSEM does not charge for its service. However, clients may be required to pay court costs if the Court does not grant a waiver of those costs. Applicants must meet LSEM’s income and asset guidelines. LSEM has also established a Pro Bono program in cooperation with local bar associations. Only persons who meet the income and asset guidelines can be considered for a referral to a Pro Bono attorney.
Lakeshore Legal Aid’s COUNSEL & ADVOCACY LAW LINE (CALL)
CALL is a non-profit legal aid program that provides free civil legal help to indigent persons in Midland County as well as surrounding counties. They also provide free legal help to persons age 60 and older regardless of income.
Lawyer Referral Services
The lawyer referral service will refer you to a private attorney who will give you an initial consultation for a nominal fee.