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