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The following is a list of either free or low cost legal services available in Washtenaw County.  Please call for the latest information and details.

ACLU of Michigan

Free legal assistance or referrals concerning civil rights issues.

2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 578-6800


Ann Arbor Mediation Center
Alternative to the often adversarial approach of a courtroom. Specializes in divorce and custody mediation but other services may be available. This may provide cheaper, alternative means to end disputes. Please call for details.

330 East Liberty Suite 3A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-1239


Dispute Resolution Center
Non-profit, volunteer-based community organization, partly funded by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). They are one of twenty-five SCAO-funded centers in Michigan that offer low cost mediation services as an alternative to court. They help individuals, businesses and organizations in Washtenaw County peacefully resolve conflicts in such areas as: Landlord/Tenant disputes, Neighbor/Neighbor disputes, Family disputes, Work Place disputes, Consumer/Business & Business/Business disputes, and School Issues.

4101 Washtenaw, Suite 1105
P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(734) 794-2125 


Elder Law of Michigan
Telephone consultation and legal advice for seniors. Examples of the problems on which advice will be provided include consumer problems, social security/SSI problems, medical bills, Medicare and Medicaid questions, real estate matters, wills and probate questions, family matters, automobile problems, and personal injuries.

3815 West St. Joseph, Ste C200
Lansing, MI 48917


Elizabeth Warren, PLLC
A local, modestly sized legal firm of caring and dedicated professionals serving you by advocating your SSI/Social Security Disability claim and supporting you throughout the process.

2311 E. Stadium Blvd., Suite 107
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 769-9300

Lawyer Referral Service
Call (800) 968-0738 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with a lawyer referral representative.

(800) 968-0738


Legal Services of South Central Michigan
LSSCM provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, assisting in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs.

420 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 665-6181


Michigan Legal Aid

Statewide guide to free legal services for low income persons in civil (non-criminal) cases.


Michigan Tenants Counseling Program
Website available for informational purposes.


Office of Public Defender

110 N. Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 222-6970

SAFE House
Provides free services for any person victimized in an intimate relationship who lives or works in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

4100 Clark Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 995-5444


Small Claims Court of Washtenaw County
This link provides information on how to enter a small claims lawsuit for amounts up to $3000 against an individual or business.

 For brochure on how to use small claims court click here.


Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
Assists the families of public school children, K-12, who are eligible for regular and special education services to resolve school-related problems and offers non-legal advocacy. No fee.

1921 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 482-0489

Veteran Affairs

Legal services provided to  veterans.

2155 Hogback Rd., P.O. Box 8645 
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(734) 973-4540


Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
An advocacy organization to improve the lives of persons with developmental disabilities, as well as persons with other mental or physical disabilities. Free services for those who qualify.

1100 North Main, Suite 205
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 662-1256


Washtenaw County Bar Association
The Washtenaw County Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) as a service to the community.  The LRIS maintains a list of attorneys by their particular areas of practice who are willing to consult for 30 minutes with a person who nees legal advice.  There is a charge of $30 for a referral, and payment is due at the time of the referral.  Payment goes toward the cost of administering the program.  Participating lawyers make no further charge for the initial half hour consultation.

101 E. Huron, 1st Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-4912

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