Legal Programs

Michigan Community Resources’ legal programs connect nonprofit organizations serving low income communities with MCR staff and volunteer attorneys to address their legal needs. Our programs help strengthen nonprofits by improving operations and projects, increasing efficiency, and reducing risk, allowing organizations to focus on their core mission. Since its founding in 1998, MCR has provided more than $16 million in free legal assistance to more than 1,200 nonprofits throughout Michigan.

Please note that we cannot serve every nonprofit that requests legal assistance. We consider a number of factors such as the community and population the organization serves, whether the organization can afford an attorney on its own, the capacity of an organization to work with an attorney, and whether the legal issue involves litigation. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to find an attorney to help, but we will strive to find a volunteer if your organization qualifies.

Michigan Community Resources provides legal referrals only for organizations.  If you are an individual seeking legal help for yourself for a personal or civil matter, please visit Michigan Legal Help.  The Michigan Legal Help website and its local self-help centers are part of the Michigan Legal Help Program. The Program works with judges, courts, lawyers, bar associations, nonprofit legal aid agencies, legal self-help centers, libraries and many others to promote coordinated and quality assistance for persons representing themselves in civil legal matters in Michigan.

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