Legal Services of SCM
Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is a private non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and representation to low-income persons and senior citizens (regardless of income) in certain civil legal cases.
We provide general civil legal services to low-income and senior citizens of Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw Counties. We also provide legal services to senior citizens of St. Joseph County.
We also operate two statewide programs - Farmworker Legal Services (FLS), which provides services to migrant and seasonal farm workers and the Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP), which provides case consultation, training, technology and other support to local legal services programs throughout the state.
Sustainable Business Practices
LSSCM is staffed by attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, law students, and community volunteers all of whom are introduced to their organizations waste reduction program. Not only does LSSCM recycle and reuse a variety of standard office supplies, they have also noticed that through recycling, the amount of garbage they send to landfill each week has decreased significantly.