Legal Outreach Clinics
FREE LEGAL CLINICS
Each month the Kalamazoo County Bar Association sponsors free legal clinics for individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Attorneys will consult with individuals for 20-30 minutes and will provide advice to help solve the problem. In no instance is there any charge for the services of the clinics.
Clearly, there are unmet needs that go beyond the capacity of the clinics, however, it is a step toward alleviating these needs. We continually evaluate our services and work to expand and improve the clinics to meet more of these needs. All clinics are held in the evenings from 6-8 PM at four different locations.
Must have an appointment for each location.
Kalamazoo Public Library – Law Library
Funded through a cooperative effort of the Kalamazoo Public Library and the County of Kalamazoo, the Law Library has resources for both the attorney and the layperson. The Law Library is located in the lower level of the downtown branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library at 315 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo. If you re interested in scheduling a free clinic, you must call 269-553-7840. The Law Library is located at 315 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo MI. Income qualification may be required.
The Family Law Clinics are held every Wednesday at 9AM, unless there is a 5th Wednesday of the month, in which case there would not be a clinic on that Wednesday. 269-553-7920
A list of scheduled clinics is distributed to various organizations throughout the Kalamazoo area on a regular basis.
The Probate Clinics are held at the Gull Road Courthouse monthly, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, from 9AM – 12PM.
Eastside Neighborhood Association
Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday
6PM – 8PM
1301 E. Main Street Kalamazoo, MI
Portage Community Center
Monthly on the 4th Monday
325 E. Centre Portage, MI
Monthly on the 1st Tuesday
1000 W. Paterson Street Kalamazoo, MI
Legal Aid of West Michigan
Legal Aid provides free legal counsel, advice, and representation to low income persons and seniors in non-criminal, non fee-generating matters. Legal Aid of Western Michigan currently serves people in 17 counties in the lower Western part of Michigan. You may apply for assistance online or by contacting our intake line at 1-888-783-8190.
Finding an Attorney
The Attorney Directory on this website can help you locate an attorney to assist with your legal matter. You can search by name for a specific attorney or by practice area for a list of attorneys.
The State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral and Information Service is also available to assist residents in Kalamazoo County and surrounding areas with help finding an attorney. Local attorneys sign on with the State Bar to provide referral services in their areas of expertise. The State Bar Referral Service can be reached by calling 800-968-0738 (instate only) or 517-346-6342 (out of state callers). For additional information you can also view the State Bar’s website at Michbar.org.
The Kalamazoo County Bar Association Endowment Fund established in November 1989 contributes funds to law related projects and causes in the Kalamazoo Community. Organizations interested in requesting funds for a local worthy cause must comply with the KCBA Endowment Grant Guidelines which can be accessed from the Applications page elsewhere on this site or by contacting the Bar office at 381-4693 or email@example.com.
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