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.


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?