Be safe! Get help by phone at 616-632-6000. We will return your call as promptly as possible. For the safety of the public, our patrons, volunteers, and staff, we have suspended in-person service at the courthouse 5th Floor walk-in center.

You can also find updates on our blog and many forms are now available here.

For more information see Legal Aid of Western Michigan's COVID-19 Info Page and Michigan Legal Help's COVID-19 Emergency Page


The expense and complexity of the legal system should not be an impediment to those seeking justice. That’s why the Legal Assistance Center is committed to providing free and low-cost information. With the generous support of our donors, we can help more people be heard.

There is a growing need for our services. We help over 18,000 people annually – a 41 percent increase from a decade ago. More than 65% of our patrons make less than $20,000 a year. The support of our donors makes it possible for us to help people solve basic legal problems when they can’t afford a lawyer.

We rely on our donors to reduce the costs of serving each patron. The financial support of our donors has a tremendous impact. It helps individuals seek justice. It helps make families more stable. It helps our legal system work smarter and more efficiently. And it helps make our community a place where justice thrives.

Will you help support access to justice?