Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (Flint Office)

The Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Pro Bono Unit has four primary functions that are utilized to assist clients in accessing the justice system. They are direct representation, advice clinics, financial contributions and miscellaneous projects. The Pro Bono Units objective is to support the overall services of the in-house staff and to assist clients who have civil issues that are not a LSEM priority. In general, a person must be at or near the poverty level in order to be eligible for assistance through the LSEM Pro Bono program.

By volunteering, you may gain valuable legal experience in new areas of law. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills either through direct client representation, outreach, or through a legal advice clinic. Sample documents and mentors are available to assist you, and LSEM will provide research access, and out-of-pocket costs as well as malpractice insurance for pro bono cases.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Genesee, Lapeer
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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