State Bar sets up COVID-19 helpline, offers free legal help

Lawyers are offering aid to people struggling with unemployment and other legal issues sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan’s bar association is offering to help anyone struggling with legal issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The State Bar of Michigan has established the COVID-19 Rapid Response Helpline to offer free legal consultation to Michigan residents who might otherwise not be able to afford legal help.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Helpline
(800) 968-0738

Anyone who calls will receive a 25-minute consultation with a lawyer who practices in Michigan. People seeking help can leave a message via the phone number or fill out a form on the group’s website. Laywers will call back to conduct the consultation.

Bar spokesperson Elizabeth Couch said about two-thirds of calls concern unemployment or other legal issues, according to an article on MLive. Other issues include custody and visitation issues, and estate planning.

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