Lakeshore Legal Aid is proud to have provided Michigan with excellence in civil law advocacy and consulting since 1966. Our lawyers provide professional legal advice, document review and preparation, negotiations, mediation and representation before the courts to improve the legal status of the men, women and families we serve. 14 out of 100 people live in poverty in our service area. Every year, more than 70% of people living in poverty face a civil law problem that puts their families at risk and have to navigate complex legal systems without the help of a lawyer. We work with our clients and community partners to find legal solutions to the issues that keep communities in poverty. Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, our non-profit organization, has developed a free online search toolkit on victims` rights. This new toolkit is the best resource to help victims of crime in Ohio and at the federal level understand and exercise their legal rights. In the toolkit, you`ll find almost everything victims need to know about their rights, from the moment they first report to a hospital or the police, to investigations, prosecutions, detention, and post-discharge screening. The toolkit provides victims with information and tools to protect them and to find your community action organization, go to: oacaa.org/agency-directory/. Here you will find more information, recommendations on the rent assistance program or apply for legal aid through the Legal Aid Line. CEO Ashley Lowe leads important and thought-provoking discussions on critical legal issues that not only educate, but also impact the communities we serve. Click the button below to see the shows. NOTE: The information provided on this website is not intended to be legal advice and visitors to this website should not act on this information without consulting legal counsel.
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan participates in the Access to Justice campaign and encourages you through the ATJ Fund. The ATJ campaign is a collaborative centralized campaign administered by the Michigan State Bar Foundation in partnership with the Michigan State Bar to increase resources for seven regional programs and eight civil legal aid programs statewide Michigan. 100% of your donation will be distributed to support civil legal aid for the poor throughout Michigan. We continue to provide all the legal services we provided prior to the pandemic. To slow the spread of COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public and we receive clients by appointment. Pro se legal clinics and Plan Ahead sessions are now available virtually and by phone. If you are a current customer, please use the contact information provided to you. If you need legal assistance, please click on the following link: Alongside our neighbours, Lakeshore Legal Aid fights poverty and injustice through advocacy and meaningful and dignified access to the legal system. Funds are available to help tenants pay the rent they owe to their landlords, ensuring they are in good health. This idea of paying to stay is essential to ensure housing stability, limit the spread of COVID for tenants who may struggle to find new available housing, and ensure landlords receive the rent they are owed.
Community action organizations in each county have access to federal funds that tenants can use to pay for rent and other housing costs so they can stay in their homes. LAWO provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) cases that protect the rights of individuals and promote systemic change in the areas of civil rights and poverty law. We worked quickly to pursue legal assistance and provide people in crisis – virtually – with information about legal claims. Meanwhile, our need for support is greater than ever. Please participate in one of our new virtual projects or contact us to take on a full representation case. In this time of great economic and health uncertainty, LAWO protects families trying to stay safe and housed. By protecting tenants` rights, we can all help create a stronger community. If you have been physically or emotionally injured as a result of a violent crime, Huron County Victim Support informs victims of „victim compensation,“ which comes from fines, not taxes.
This state fund provides up to $50,000 for expenses of injured victims, such as medical treatment, counseling, lost wages, deductible, etc. Huron County Victim Assistance also documents victims` injuries, damages, and losses, allowing prosecutors and judges to order criminals to pay compensation to victims and insurance companies. Thousands of dollars are ordered each year as restitution. Prevent homelessness and protect tenants from unhealthy living conditions. Protect veterans and the independence and empowerment of seniors. Ensure access to health care and education. Promote a level playing field in financial transactions. Raise the voices of people who are often not heard and left behind. Public service, seniors` services, family law, family violence and more. Huron County Victim Assistance informs victims and witnesses of their options for participating in the trial and assists victims in making oral or written statements that include information about the physical, emotional and financial impact of the crime, special circumstances such as cruelty or vulnerability. and victims` views on plea trials, sentencing and release from prison. and fear of the accused.
Select an impact area above to learn more. Support justice here. Notification of the status of the case, judicial advocacy and accompaniment As COVID-19 put many unemployed people at increased risk of abuse and homeschooling and risked losing their homes, LAWO advocates strengthened with ongoing advocacy, virtual clinics and information sessions. The Huron County Victim Services Service provides 24-hour emergency response to victims of sexual assault. Important message about our services during COVID-19 We will help you gather information that you can submit to the Parole Board and we will also help you obtain a contact ban after an inmate is released. If you prefer to donate directly to LSEM by mail, please CLICK HERE for the pledge form. Friendship Foundation of American Vietnam Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (216) 961-60055400 Detroit AvenueCleveland, OH 44102Tax For more information about donating to LSEM, please contact our Director of Development, Attorney Andrea Rossi at (800) 322-4512 ext. 113. Rental and utility assistance for Michigan residents who have defaulted due to COVID-19.
Apply online at ceraapp.michigan.gov/ Learn more about what we`ve done and how we can help.