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New Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic

The new Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic opened on January 17, 2018 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in downtown Detroit.  This Detroit Mercy Law Clinic is supported by the Michigan State Bar Foundation, the Oakland County Bar Foundation, the Detroit chapter of the federal bar association, the Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone PLC law firm and several individual donations from attorneys at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP.  For more information about this new clinic, click here.  

Michigan State Bar Foundation Supports Housing Law Clinic

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law opened its Housing Law Clinic in May 2017. The Clinic is funded for 2017-2018 by a recent grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation. The Housing Law Clinic functions in partnership with an existing walk-in clinic operated by United Community Housing Clinic and Michigan Legal Services at the 36th District Court in Detroit. Ted Phillips, Executive Director of United Community Housing Coalition, is the director of the Housing Law Clinic. Law students working under the direction of Mr. Phillips as well as other on-site attorneys provide free legal services to individuals facing eviction proceedings in the 36th District Court. The grant supports the creation of this new legal aid clinic and the purchase of a copy machine for the existing walk-in clinic at the courthouse.

Clinical Director and Assistant Professor Anne Yantus is delighted with the support of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. “We are grateful to the Michigan State Bar Foundation for recognizing the need for more housing assistance for Detroit residents. We look forward to having our students learn about housing issues while they represent Detroit residents in their housing law matters. The goal is to expand the services of the existing clinic while also providing invaluable experiential learning for our students,” Yantus said.

The Michigan State Bar Foundation’s funding for this project does not constitute an endorsement of any content or opinion expressed in it.
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