I need legal Help
Legal aid providers are present in Zoom courtrooms, but there are not enough lawyers to provide legal representation.
Detroit City Council passed a Right to Counsel ordinance in May 2022 (projected start date is October 2022), but officials have not allocated the resources necessary to insure tenants their right to a lawyer.
These legal service providers have limited capacities but may be able to assist you with your eviction case and/or housing needs:
Detroit Eviction Help may help connect you with legal representation. You can reach the Detroit Eviction Helpline at 1-(866)-313-2520.
Lakeshore Legal Aid provides a range of free civil legal services for those who are low income and can assist you with eviction and landlord/tenant matters in court. Call them at 1-(888)-783-8190.
United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) provides free counseling and legal representation as well as housing relocation services for people in Wayne County with low incomes. Call them at 1-(313)-963-3310. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (if you’re facing eviction) or email@example.com (for any other issues or questions).
Michigan Legal Services provides free representation in housing matters to low-income people in for people in Wayne County with low incomes. Call them at 1-(313)-964-4130.
Detroit Justice Center may be able to provide legal assistance for housing matters. Call them at 1-(313)-736-5957.
Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center offers free and low-cost legal services (not just immigration law) in the Detroit area. Call them at 1-(313)-288-9904. They have 2 law clinics a week:
2826 Bagley on Wednesdays, 12-6 pm;
15491 Maddelein (East side) on Thursdays, 12-5 pm.
Michigan Bar Modest Means Program connects moderate-income people with attorneys who offer reduced prices. It isn’t free. There are income and asset guidelines. Fill out an application on the website, and they’ll call you.
Michigan Legal Help (MLH) is a website for people handling legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you understand your legal problems, prepare for court and connect you with legal representation.
Additionally, there’s a Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center in the Coleman Young Building, 19th floor, Room 1911. Hours are 9 am-2 pm. You can access the website there. They have “navigators” help visitors use the website, answer questions about court practices, and answer simple questions about forms. They don't provide legal advice.
Law Help Interactive is website created by the Michigan Poverty Law Program that helps you fill out legal documents for free.