Frontline responders, you’re there for us. Michigan lawyers are here for you.
If you’re on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 and you want help with certain crucial legal documents, call (800) 968-0738. The State Bar of Michigan will match you with a lawyer who has volunteered to help for free.
What services are available?
Through the Frontline Responders Legal Helpline, medical workers and first responders will be paired with attorneys who will assist with crucial legal documents that are difficult to think about even during normal circumstances, but whose completion provides peace of mind:
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Simple/Statutory Wills
Who’s eligible to receive help?
The Frontline Responders Legal Helpline is available to workers in medical facilities who are directly involved with the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients, ambulance crews, the cleaning crews that support their efforts, and police and EMTs. We recognize that there are many other critical infrastructure workers who are keeping things going for us all at heightened personal risk, and we thank them. As we assess our capacity to help all the frontline workers who need legal help, we will also be assessing our ability to open up the program further during the pandemic crisis.
The State Bar recognizes and thanks the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Hospital Association, the Michigan Nurses Association, and the Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics for collaboration.
What’s the catch?
There isn’t a catch here. We wanted a meaningful way to thank the people risking their lives to keep Michiganders safe during the pandemic, and we’re lawyers—so legal services seemed like the best thing to offer. These services are a gift. You will not be charged in any way.
If you’re an attorney and you’d like more information, or you’re ready to volunteer, please click here.
Our Frontline Responders Legal Helpline is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday–Friday (800) 968-0738. If you are not able to call during those hours, please fill out the form below and we will contact you on the next business day.