Interested in Sharing Pro Bono Opportunities with ACC Michigan members?
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Pro Bono Grant Application
Deadline Extended to Friday, August 19, 2022
Consistent with ACC’s operating value of encouraging public and pro bono service, ACC Michigan desires to contribute to other organizations and events that provide a service to the community.
The Board has adopted a grant policy and implementing guidelines that seek to further these goals based on ACC’s mission and other operating values. Potential grants will be evaluated based on this policy, considering both the interests of our members and the value to the grant applicants.
Organizations or ACC Michigan members acting on behalf of an organization, who are interested in securing one or more grant opportunities, should submit the grant application. Following submission, the Executive Director will notify the applicant whether they have been awarded a grant.
If you have an interest in applying for the available 2022 grants, please submit your application today!
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Pro Bono and Community Service Opportunities
Legal Aid and Defender Association:
Help prevent evictions and homelessness. Your help is need for the LADA 36th District Court Virtual House Counsel Docket Coverage from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pick a morning or afternoon docket session on a day(s) of your choice. On behalf of LADA, at the designated court docket session, you will meet with potential new clients and gather their personal information, facts of the case and advice. If you want to represent on a case, then that opportunity is always available. All first hearings are only pre-trials and will be rescheduled for a later date. So there is not too much pressure on a first hearing case. Virtual training will be provided on Tuesday, April 7, 2021 at 3:00-4:30 p.m. If you are interested, please email Caroline Bermudez Jomaa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeshore Legal Aid Virtual Pro Bono Activities:
Pro Bono Family Law Hotline Project - experienced family law attorneys provide advice and brief service to clients on our hotline, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 - 1:00. Sign Up Here
Eviction Project – various needs across Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne county.
Direct Representation – Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning.
Expungement advise and brief service virtual clinics and direct representation at hearings.
For more information regarding current and upcoming volunteer opportunities please visit https://lakeshorelegalaid.org/pro-bono-legal-services/
or contact Michelle Erickson
Michigan Immigrant Rights Counsel - Afghan Refugees Asylum
MIRC is putting together clinics to get Afghan refugees apply for asylum both in West and East Michigan.
Three ways to volunteer:
- Help at organized workshop/clinic
- Take on an individual case
- Mentor an inexperienced attorney (if you have asylum experience)
Malpractice insurance provided and training offered in advance - no prior experience required.
Limited representation commitment - 1/2 to 1 day commitment for the workshops/clinics.
Translation will be offered.
This is going to be an ongoing need.