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Legal Outreach Clinics

FREE LEGAL CLINICS

Each month the Kalamazoo County Bar Association sponsors free legal clinics for individuals who cannot afford an attorney.  Attorneys will consult with individuals for 20-30 minutes and will provide advice to help solve the problem.  In no instance is there any charge for the services of the clinics.

Clearly, there are unmet needs that go beyond the capacity of the clinics, however, it is a step toward alleviating these needs.  We continually evaluate our services and work to expand and improve the clinics to meet more of these needs.  All clinics are held in the evenings from 6-8 PM at four different locations. 

Powell Library
1000 W. Paterson Street
Kalamazoo
Must have an appointment for this location - call 553-7960

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose Street
Kalamazoo
Must have an appointment for this location - call 553-7920

Eastside Neighborhood Association
1301 E. Main Street
Kalamazoo

Portage Community Center
325 E. Centre (corner of Centre & Currier Drive)
Portage

A list of scheduled clinics is distributed to various organizations throughout the Kalamazoo area on a regular basis.

Finding an Attorney

The Attorney Directory on this website can help you locate an attorney to assist with your legal matter.  You can search by name for a specific attorney or by practice area for a list of attorneys.  The State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral and Information Service is also available to assist residents in Kalamazoo County and surrounding areas with help finding an attorney.  Local attorneys sign on with the State Bar to provide referral services in their areas of expertise.  The State Bar Referral Service can be reached by calling 800-968-0738 (instate only) or 517-346-6342 (out of state callers).  For additional information you can also view the State Bar’s website at www.michbar.org

Endowment Fund

The Kalamazoo County Bar Association Endowment Fund established in November 1989 contributes funds to law related projects and causes in the Kalamazoo Community. Organizations interested in requesting funds for a local worthy cause must comply with the KCBA Endowment Grant Guidelines which can be accessed from the Applications page elsewhere on this site or by contacting the Bar office at 381-4693 or info@kalamazoobar.org.     

Community Resources

Legal Aid of Western Michigan
http://www.legalaidwestmich.org
Provides free legal counsel, advice, and representation to low income persons and seniors in non-criminal, non fee-generating matters.  Legal Aid of Western Michigan currently serves people in 17 counties in the lower Western part of Michigan.   

Law Library
http://www.kpl.gov
Funded through a cooperative effort of the Kalamazoo Public Library and the County of Kalamazoo, the Law Library has resources for both the attorney and the layperson. The Law Library is located in the lower level of the downtown branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library at 315 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo.

Dispute Resolution Services
http://www.gryphon.org/resolution.html
Serving Kalamazoo, Calhoun & Barry counties, Dispute Resolution Services of Gryphon Place offers a wide array of mediation, training and conflict resolution services.

County of Kalamazoo
http://www.kalcounty.com

City of Kalamazoo
http://www.kalamazoocity.org

State Bar of Michigan
http://www.michbar.org

State of Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov

Federal Bar Association - West Michigan Chapter
http://www.wdfba.org

Attorney Grievance Commission
http://www.agcmi.com

NALS of Greater Kalamazoo
www.nalsofgreaterkalamazoo.org

 

 

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