UDM Law Pro Bono Veterans Legal Assistance
The State of Michigan has allocated $200,000 for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (UDM Law) to create a freestanding veterans clinic and launch a statewide tour of its Mobile Law Office (MLO) which will provide legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income veterans throughout Michigan. The tour officially will kick off in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, November 13, at the Health Care for Homeless Veterans from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Health Care for Homeless Veterans is located at 349 South Division. The MLO also will visit the Guiding Light Shelter at 255 South Division from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.UDM Law is the only law school in the country with an MLO, a 27-foot Recreational Vehicle that has been outfitted as a law office. Through the MLO, volunteer attorneys and UDM Law students counseled and/or otherwise assisted over 800 people during the past year. The MLO has made numerous stops at regional senior centers, churches, and other similar facilities, as well as regular stops at facilities where veterans congregate.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007