Washtenaw County/Eastern Michigan University Legal Resource Center
The Washtenaw County/Eastern Michigan University Legal Resource Center is a non-profit charitable organization staffed by paralegal students. The Center is located in the Washtenaw County Courthouse and students of EMU's Paralegal Studies Program assist patrons in accessing and completing appropriate legal forms for certain domestic and civil matters.
Opened in 2004, the Legal Resource Center is a nationally-recognized, collaborative effort between Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University dedicated to providing access to justice to members of the community in family and probate law, landlord-tenant disputes and small claims matters.
The Legal Resource Center does not provide help with appeals or criminal matters and volunteering paralegal students cannot and will not provide legal advice on any topic. Assistance is free to all patrons although printing fees may be accessed for those who can pay.
Open Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 734.994.0160
The Legal Resource Center follows EMU's academic calendar and will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 2 and Feb. 25-27 during the Winter 2020 semester.
Washtenaw County Courthouse, Suite 1112
101 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"Every year, thousands of people struggle to navigate the court system on their own. Our agency fills a vital need in our community, as it helps people better understand and find their way through a complex legal system. Too many people are deprived of their rights because they don't understand the court system, and this must be changed. If we are to have a truly equal society we must have equal access to the justice system."