The LAC is Reopening!
Starting on Monday, July 6, 2020 you can once again get help in person at the Legal Assistance Center. Initially, open hours will be limited to 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday.

For your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers, you will be required to wear a mask or face covering to enter the courthouse and to get help at the LAC. To promote social distancing we will be limiting the number of people in the LAC.

If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19, please stay home and be well. You can still get help by phone by calling 616-632-6000. You will be asked to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.
About Legal Assistance Center

How We Help

At the Legal Assistance Center we believe everyone is entitled to access to justice.  That means that everyone, regardless of resources, regardless of whether they can afford an attorney, is entitled to use the courts and solve legal problems.  Our Justice system belongs to all of us and must work for each of us.

We provide legal self-help services

At the Legal Assistance Center we help people help themselves by providing legal information, forms, guidance and resources to solve legal problems and use the courts. Although we do not give legal advice or provide representation, we provide meaningful, effective legal assistance.

Everyone is welcome

There are no income or other requirements. We can help both parties to a case.

Get the legal information you need

You can get legal information and learn about the court process.

We listen to you

We don’t give legal advice or representation. You choose the path that is right for you.

Most help is free

There is a low cost for copies and some case packets.  These funds support our services.

Information, resources and connections

If we don’t have what you need, we will help you find someone who does.

Will you help support access to justice?

Learn more about how your donation supports access to justice on our Donate page or donate by clicking the button below.