General Information




Michigan law prohibits court employees from giving legal advice

On-Site Assistance – Visitors have to go through security & comply with security requirements in that location.

  • Michigan Legal Self-Help Centers
  • 1145 Penobscot Building (at the FOC),

    645 Griswold, DetroitMonday through Thursday, 9am-4pm (sign in by 2:30pm)

  • 1901 CAYMC, 2 Woodward Avenue,Detroit, Fridays 9am-4pm (sign in by 2:30pm )
  • Computers and Self-Help Center staff (called “navigators”) help visitors find information & court forms on the website & answer basic questions about court procedures.
  • Navigators cannot give legal advice.
  • Salvation Army/William Booth Legal Aid Clinic

    By appointment only.

  • The Detroit Legal Services Clinic
  • Free legal aid & assistance to qualifying individuals
  • Visitors must arrive early and sign in
  • 1st Thursday each month for default issues only
  • 13th Floor Penobscot Building on specific Tuesdays each month from 12pm to 3pm
  • Free legal advice from volunteer attorneys on domestic relations issues, expungement, self-representation, general civil law
  • See or call (313) 961-6120 for dates

Wayne County Friend of the Court Outreach

  • UAW – 15140 Livernois, Detroit MI 48238 – 1ST Friday of every month, 9am-3pm
  • ACCESS: Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services – 6450 Maple, Dearborn MI 48126 – 2nd Friday of every month, 9am-3pm
  • LA SED: Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development – 4138 Vernor Hwy, Detroit MI 48209 – 2nd Friday of every month, 10am -4pm
  • Focus: HOPE - 1200 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238 – 4th Wednesday of every month, 9am-3 pm
  • Team Wellness Center – 6309 Mack Avenue, Detroit MI 48207 – 4th Thursday of every month, 9am-3pm
  • Starfish Family Services- 26429 Michigan Ave, Inkster 48141- 2nd Friday of every month
  • The Resource Network- 11816 Jos Campau, Hamtramck 48212- 3rd Tuesday of every month

Check the Court’s website for a monthly listing of these events ( – click on Family Domestic/FOC, then on Free Child Support Help)

ONLINE RESOURCES - The Wayne County Circuit Court website contains a lot of helpful information, including Wayne County FOC forms with filing instructions, and information about e-filing.

Court forms approved for use by the State Court Administrative Office.

The State Court Administrative Office Self-Help Center is a useful resource for self-represented litigants.