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.
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.
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.
LSSCM provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, 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.
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.
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.
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