MADL’s Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center Grand Opening!

Please join the library as we open up our Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center! 

The MLH Program is a non ‑prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to empow­er­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in the jus­tice sys­tem. This pro­gram con­sists of two major com­po­nents: the web­site and the brick ‑and- mor­tar” Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Centers locat­ed across the state. These cen­ters pro­vide vis­i­tors with access to high ‑speed inter­net, com­put­ers, print­ers, and assis­tance dur­ing cer­tain hours of oper­a­tion. Visitors can obtain free infor­ma­tion from the MLH web­site wit h toolk­its that con­tain arti­cles, answers to com­mon ques­tions , and court ‑approved forms , all designed to enable them to resolve their legal prob­lems inde­pen­dent­ly. The Do ‑It-Yourself forms can be filled out online using a sim­ple question- and- answer inter­view for­mat. The Guide to Legal Help, anoth­er fea­ture of t he web­site, can help vis­i­tors look for a lawyer in their area if they need more assis­tance. I t can also pro­vide infor­ma­tion about local com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices and details about the court(s) where a visitor’s legal issue may be handled.

The grand open­ing of the library’s cen­ter is on Friday August 5th 10–12. Light refresh­ments will be provided.