Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission
The Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission is a group of nine Ann Arbor residents appointed by the Mayor and council.
If you have questions about discrimination in Ann Arbor and/or believe your rights under the city's human rights ordinance have been violated, please complete and submit a Discrimination Complaint and/or Request for Information form.
P.O. Box 8647
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: (734) 794-6141
Better Business Bureau
The BBB provides free information on local businesses, filing complaints, and mediating disputes between consumers and local businesses.
20300 W. 12 Mile Rd. Suite 202
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (866) 788- 5706
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Disability Rights Michigan
DRM advocates and lawyers advise individuals with disabilities of their rights and responsibilities and advocate for their human, civil and legal rights within the state of Michigan. DRM has broad access authority to monitor institutions and advocate for people with disabilities who live in them.
Phone: (517) 487-1755
TTY: (517) 374-4687
Dispute Resolution Center
The DRC provides confidential and affordable dispute resolution services. They offer mediation for business, partnerships, personal/marital issues, custody, parenting issues, child support, and debt. Ask about low income/sliding scale fees.
Eastern Michigan University Legal Resource Center
The Legal Resource Center is a legal self-help center. Staff at the Legal Resource Center will direct people to and help them fill out the appropriate forms for such civil matters as divorce, child custody, personal protection orders, small claims, landlord tenant disputes, probate, paternity or adult guardianship. In addition, the staff will provide information on various legal procedures for navigating the court system.
Washtenaw County Courthouse
101 East Huron St., 1st Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: (734) 994-0160
Hours: Tue-Thurs, 9am-4pm
Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan
The Fair Housing Center provides investigative services, advice, advocacy, conciliation, attorney referrals, and community education regarding housing discrimination.
Foreclosure Prevention- Washtenaw County Treasurer
Housing specialists at the Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office help with foreclosure related issues.
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
LSSCM provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, eviction and foreclosure prevention, family law, immigrant needs, assault survivor assistance, assisting in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs.They are unable to accept criminal cases or civil cases that generate fees.
The Family Law Project (FLP) is an affiliate program of LSSCM that provides legal services to indigent survivors of domestic violence.
15 S. Washington Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 665-6181
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Languages: Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, other languages as needed
Pediatric Advocacy Initiative
The mission of the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is to achieve justice and dignity for all
low-income children and their families by integrating high-quality legal advocacy into
health care settings.
701 S. State St.
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Phone: (734) 763-1942
State Bar of Michigan
The State Bar of Michigan offers information to help guide individuals to resources best suited to help with their legal needs.
Use this website to link to helpful legal information and find a lawyer to assist you with your legal matter.
University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic
The University of Michigan Child Law Clinic offers supervises law-student representation for parents and children in child abuse and neglect cases as well as those that are in the foster care system.
625 South State St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phone: (734) 763-5000
University of Michigan Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic
The Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic provides free legal representation to people who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
The clinic has handled criminal misdemeanor cases and a wide variety of civil cases, such as landlord-tenant, consumer fraud, contract disputes, prisoners' civil rights, discrimination, political asylum, torts, habeas corpus, debt collection defense, public benefits claims, insurance, etc. The clinic only conducts case intake and accepts new cases from the second week of September to mid-April each year. Client intake is limited.
University of Michigan Law School
363 Legal Research Building
801 Monroe Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 763-4319
The Washtenaw County DVA can help veterans, their survivors and dependents, file claims for benefits from Federal, State of Michigan, and local governments that may result with the following:
Financial Assistance (Food, Housing, Medical, Transportation, Utilities)
Funeral and Burial Reimbursements
Home Loan Guarantees
2155 Hogback Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: (734) 973-4540
Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
The Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy provides legal advocacy for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. They help individuals obtain and maintain Social Security disability, Social Security Income, Medicaid, and family support stability.
Washtenaw County Bar Association
The Washtenaw County Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). Call 734-996-3229 and state that you need a lawyer referral. You will speak briefly and confidentially with one of their staff members about your matter to determine what type of lawyer you need.
101 E. Huron St. Suite 1111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 994-4912
Lawyer Referral and Information Service: (734) 996-3229
Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention Collaborative
The Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention Collaborative is a collaborative effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. If you are a Washtenaw County resident and would like to schedule an appointment with a HUD and MSHDA certified housing counselor, please call the intake desk.This service is free.
Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development
415 W Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 222-9595
Free housing counselor line: (888) 995-4673