LSNM`s priorities reflect our commitment to supporting individuals and families affected by poverty, housing discrimination, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and other legal issues facing our most vulnerable neighbours. In some situations, a customer may simply need information or advice. In other cases, a legal issue may require extensive research and consultation, or may require formal representation in court. Our employees can advise, answer questions, prepare documents, negotiate settlements and represent them in court. Find legal aid, learn about Michigan law, and learn how to represent yourself in certain legal matters. Legal Services of Northern Michigan offers a full range of legal services in most areas of civil law to individuals who meet federal poverty guidelines or who are 60 years of age or older. These services include: a basic discussion of client rights; Consultation; preparation of letters, documents, deeds and briefs; Negotiations; administrative hearings; Lawsuit; and, in some cases, vocations and presentations on legal education in the Community. Use the map above to determine which office can help you based on the county where your legal case is pending or where you live. For Gogebic, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Ogmaw or Iosco counties, please use the out-of-county support contact information listed after the offices. If you have a critical civil law need, you should contact a local office to find out what services are available. In addition, LSNM employees may meet with client groups to give lectures and discuss legal issues of interest to clients. We can also work with non-profit organizations and provide them with legal advice.
Founded in 1966, Legal Services of Northern Michigan fills gaps in the civil justice system that prevent low-income and marginalized communities from accessing legal representation. We have a team of 15 experienced and dedicated lawyers and support staff in 7 offices in 36 counties in northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Call the office responsible for the county where your case is pending. If you do not know where the lawsuit is pending or if no lawsuit has been filed, call the office that serves your country of residence. The program provides a wide range of civil law services to low-income individuals and families. Our goal is to address the growing legal needs and concerns of low-income and seniors in northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Legal Services of Northern Michigan offers a legal aid and online legal aid website where you can speak with a lawyer in person. Parkside Mini-Mall1349 S. Otsego Ave., Unit 8 Gaylord, MI 49735. 112 Washington Street West, Ste.
Street I Marquette, MI 49855 LSNM is a HUD-approved housing consulting agency and provides education and representation for landlord-tenant and landlord issues such as: Please call ahead to go through a selection process: Phone: (231) 941-0771 or toll free: (888) 941-9599 weekdays from 8am to 12pm. Marie, MI 49783 Northern Michigan Legal Services does not provide services for criminal matters, speeding tickets, or „fee generation“ cases. Services may be limited due to funding levels and constraints. Some services for seniors funded by regional organizations on aging Regions 9, 10 and 11 Serve: Otsego, Crawford, Roscommon, Kalkaska, Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan Counties Serving Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency and Alcona Counties Providing assistance to Ogemaw, Iosco, Oscoda, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties We do not deal with criminal matters such as impaired driving, theft, shoplifting or retrieval of driver`s licences. We only deal with civil cases. If you need help in a criminal case and have a low income, contact the court and ask for a court-appointed lawyer. 735 S. Garfield Avenue, Suite 120 Traverse City, MI 49686 Our clients do not pay legal fees. LSNM exists through funding from grants from federal, state, and local governments and agencies, as well as donations from private foundations and individuals.
Due to limited resources, LSNM must make difficult decisions on which cases to accept based on our priorities. Our funders, board of directors and client community help us prioritize the types of cases we should handle. Are you an adult at seventeen, eighteen? Find out here. Serving: Marquette, Algiers, Dickinson and Iron counties Educational services include advice and representation regarding suspension, deportation and rights to IEPs and special education services. Service: Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie, Wexford, Missaukee and Manistee counties LSNM advises and represents in a variety of family law matters with a focus on assisting individuals who are at immediate risk of domestic violence or sexual assault, or in cases designed to stabilize the children`s living environment. Support includes: LSNM advises and represents individuals aged 60 and over with the following main objectives: LSNM is governed by a Board of Directors composed of lawyers, former clients and representatives of partner organizations. Quarterly meetings are usually held in March, June, September and December. Contact an office for information on the next Board meeting. Northern Michigan, Inc. Legal Services Program Profile Priority is given to low-income seniors at risk. LSNM is led by Kenneth Penokie, Executive Director, assisted by two Deputy Directors, Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn and Kirsten L. Keilitz.
We advise and represent you in obtaining or maintaining benefits such as: LSNM cannot accept criminal or civil cases that incur costs. The questions listed below are intended to give you a general overview of the types of cases we can help you with. Because LSNM receives funding from the Federal Legal Services Corporation, we are subject to certain federal government advocacy restrictions, see LSC Laws, Regulations & Guidance. Due to local funding opportunities, some of our offices have more resources to handle certain types of cases. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are not able to help everyone who applies.