General Information

Legal Help Options

Lakeshore Legal Aid
New Clients: (888) 783-8190

Eligibility and Services: Eligibility is determined based on federal poverty guidelines and other factors. Provides legal representation and assistance in the following areas: family law, protection from abuse, housing (including foreclosure cases), consumer protection, public benefits, income tax, individual rights (such as making a will), estates and guardianships, expungement, education, LGBT rights, senior services, and driver’s license restoration.

Southeastern Michigan Administrative Services Group (SEMASG) - Legal Aid and Defender Association (LADA) 
613 Abbott Street, 6th Floor
Detroit, MI  48226
Legal help: (877) 964-4700
General Information: (844) 859-0363

Services Offered: Provides low-moderate income individuals with full representation in public benefits/SSI cases, tax foreclosure and mortgage foreclosure cases, and landlord-tenant cases.  Provides legal counsel regarding bankruptcy, education issues, and to victims of human trafficking.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is determined based on federal poverty guidelines. Generally, individuals at 125% FPG (income of $15,075 for an individual, $24,600 for a family of 4) will qualify for services. All potential clients must undergo screening to determine financial eligibility and ensure there are no conflicts of interest.

Free Legal Aid Clinic-Detroit
5425 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 833-0058

Offers advice and direct representation in the area of family law to income-eligible individuals.

Elder Law Advocacy Center 
(313) 937-8291

Offers direct representation to individuals aged 60 or older who reside in Wayne County in the areas of landlord-tenant law and probate.

Legal Self-Help

Michigan Legal Help

PLEASE NOTE: The Do-It-Yourself Form tools on Michigan Legal Help (MLH) have been unavailable since Monday, February 7, due to a service outage. If you need forms to fill out for filing, you may visit or to find forms that you need.

Self-help Centers:

  • 645 Griswold (Penobscot Building), Room 1145, open 9-4, Monday-Thursday (sign in by 2:30)
  • 1901 CAYMC, 2 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Fridays 9-4 (sign in by 2:30)
  • Spanish and English speakers at 5716 Michigan Avenue, Ste. 4100 in Detroit

Offer access to and navigators to assist with use of website. Website offers legal information on topics such as housing/landlord-tenant issues, debt collection, and unemployment benefits.

Legal Aid Clinics

The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
3737 Lawton, Detroit, MI  48208
(313) 361-6340

Assists with legal needs of individuals at or below federal poverty guidelines in the areas of family law, landlord-tenant, wills, expungements and driver’s license restoration.

Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services:
(313) 874-5820

Free Legal Aid Clinic-Detroit: 
(313) 833-0058

Detroit Legal Services Virtual Clinic:
Click here to schedule a virtual legal consultation with a member of the Detroit Bar Association!  The volunteer attorneys are available to assist with a variety of legal issues.


Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL) - (888) 783-7024
CALL provides legal advice over the phone and free of charge on a wide range of issues.


Michigan State Bar Referral Hotline

Consultations for $25.
(800) 968-0738

Modest Means Program