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.
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Sometimes, people have to face the complexities of the legal system without the aid of a lawyer. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. The Legal Assistance Center delivers a range of services to help people resolve their legal needs on their own. We help people help themselves in important areas like family law, housing, consumer disputes and small claims.

When patrons visit the LAC, we discuss their needs and match them with the resources they need. We offer free or low-cost informational packets, attorney referrals, notary services and access to copiers.

Walk-in services are available Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. We’re located in the Kent County Courthouse, 180 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 5100, Grand Rapids MI 49503. Help is also available by phone at (616) 632-6000.

Assistance in Spanish is available. Asistencia en español está disponible.