Legal Advice

Lawyer Referral Services
State Bar of Michigan
Phone: 1-800-968-0738

The lawyer referral service will refer you to a private attorney who will give you an initial consultation for a nominal fee.

Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Phone 1-800-872-8432

Legal Service of Northern Michigan (LSNM) is a non-profit organization which provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal) to eligible low income persons. LSNM does not charge for its service. However, clients may be required to pay court costs if the court does not grant a waiver of those costs. Applicants must meet LSNM’s income and asset guidelines. Only persons who meet the income and asset guidelines can be considered for services.

Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors
Phone: 1-800-347-5297

This service offers free telephone advice for persons over age 60 and, depending on your income, possibly Pro Bono or reduced fee referrals to private attorneys.

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Civil Legal Assistance Program
P.O. Box 2451
Saginaw, Michigan 48605
Crisis Line: 989-755-0411
Phone: 989-755-0413
Toll Free: 1-888-399-8385

This program helps victims of domestic violence with civil legal advise and representation. The staff consists of three attorneys and one paralegal. Advise, referrals and help with completing forms is free to all qualifying clients. Clients requiring services will be asked to provide income information. Representation will be provided for free to clients meeting certain guidelines. However, all clients may be expected to pay court costs unless waived by the court. Payment plans can be arranged.