State Bar of Michigan

Legal Resource and Referral Center

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The State Bar of Michigan is pleased to offer information to help guide you to resources best suited to help with your legal needs. Use this website to link to helpful legal information and to find a lawyer to assist you with your legal matter.

Legal representation may simplify matters and help you reach a solution in an efficient and effective manner. Include this website in your favorites for easy access as you consider your legal options.

Self-Guided Attorney Search

The State Bar of Michigan's free online directory lets you search for lawyers accepting clients by practice area and geographic location. When reviewing search results, you will be able to compare and evaluate the information lawyers have provided about themselves. Browse attorney backgrounds, areas of expertise, and reviews.

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Lawyer Referral Service

Call today and let our referral assistant match you with a lawyer who can handle your legal matter. The service is available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For a $25 administrative fee, a referral assistant will match you with an attorney who will provide up to a 25-minute initial consultation free of charge. The fee will be waived in some instances.

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Modest Means Program

Our Modest Means Program connects moderate-income people with attorneys who offer reduced cost legal assistance. The Modest Means Program is not a free program. Applicants must be able to pay for any services received. If you cannot pay, the Guide to Legal Help is a tool that can assist in determining if you qualify for legal aid or other resources.

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Self-Help Resources

Michigan Legal Help is for people who are interested in exploring whether to handle their legal problems without a lawyer or who want to learn more about the law and courts. There are many do-it-yourself tools to help you create court forms. Self-help information is not legal advice. To fully understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult with an attorney.

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Legal Aid Resources

If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the Guide to Legal Help is a new tool developed by MichiganLegalHelp.org that can assist you in determining if you qualify for legal aid or other resources. Answer a few questions in this interactive Guide to find the best available legal information and lawyer referrals to help you with your legal problem.

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Free Legal Answers

Michigan Free Legal Answers is a free and easy-to-use online platform for low-income people to ask a lawyer a civil legal question no matter where you are, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can log on to the Michigan Free Legal Answers website from any device, at any time. All you need is an internet connection and an e-mail address.

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Legal Information Resources

General legal information and FAQs on a variety of topics provided by Michigan lawyers as a public service. The information provided is not an exhaustive resource. As changes frequently occur in the law, self-represented persons may wish to do additional research or use the State Bar free online directory to schedule a lawyer consultation.

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