Ask a Lawyer

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  • Call 269-553-7920 for appointments
  • Central Library and Powell Branch
  • Sessions are 20 minutes in length
  • Free to low and moderate income persons
  • Non-criminal matters (expungement, drivers license restoration, etc.)

Monthly Legal Clinics

The Law Library, in partnership with the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, offers free monthly legal clinics for low to moderate income persons at the Central Library and Powell Branch Library.

At these clinics you can consult one-on-one with an attorney. The clinic does not include free follow-up consultations and the attorneys will not represent you in court.

Because clinic lawyers counsel their clients on many different legal concerns, your attorney may not regularly help people with your particular need. The law library cannot guarantee that your lawyer will be able to help you resolve your legal problem. There are many legal topics that are better addressed by searching for an attorney that practices in the area of law that you are interested in.

You may only attend one clinic every four months/two times per year total.

Other Clinics and Legal Advice

The Kalamazoo County Bar Association also has Clinics at the Eastside Neighborhood Association and Portage Community Center. Legal Aid of Western Michigan has a toll-free number for low-income people needing non-criminal advice. If you have a landlord/tenant matter and a court date, you can talk to a Legal Aid attorney at the District Court on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11. For family law matters (divorce, custody, support), there's a Family Law Assistance Clinic. For probate law matters (will, trust, estate), there's a Probate Clinic. For Michigan seniors, there's a free legal hotline (regardless of income). Call the Law Library for more info.

Scheduled  Sessions

Registration is required due to limited space.
Call 269-553-7920 for more information or to make an appointment.

  • May 08, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • May 09, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm