Free Legal Aid Clinic

The Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) is held every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 PM at Third Level Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. located at 1022 E. Front Street in Traverse City. It is an opportunity for individuals to receive private, free and confidential legal advice and problem clarification from attorneys from the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association. Over 60 attorneys from the bar volunteer their time to the program and answer legal questions of all types.  Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 people who arrive.  Sign up begins at 5:00 PM Tuesday. This service is made available by funding from the Legal Services of Northern Michigan.

Attorneys that volunteered at the clinic in February 2013 were: Meagan Belden, John Tilley, Keith Theisen, Nathan Miller, Linda Marsh-Raetz, Corey Wiggins, Aaron Bowron

 Number of people served: 33

Cases assigned to an attorney through the Legal Services Program:  3

Demographics of persons served: 21 female, 12 male,

              Age range: all between 18-72 yrs., 26 White, 1 Hispanic, 1 Asian, 5 Native American 

County:

          Grand Traverse – 27

          Leelanau - 1

          Benzie - 1

          Antrim - 2

          Kalkaska - 2

 

Legal Concern:

 7 custody/visitation

 4 divorce

 7 landlord-tenant

 6 collections

 1 bankruptcy

 1 wills/estate

 1 consumer/finance

 2 other/family

 1 contract

 2 individual rights

 1 miscellaneous