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Legal Assistance Center

Cause Area

  • Justice & Legal


180 Ottawa Ave NWSuite 5100Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We believe in justice for all. We believe in fairness. We believe that the justice system must work for everyone. We believe that justice and fairness require access. We believe everyone is entitled to use the courts. We believe that limited resources should not impair justice, fairness, or access. We believe in empowering people to solve problems. We believe that serving people directly has deep value. We believe that everyone is entitled to our respect and compassion. We believe that our services and resources must work for the people who use them. We believe that solving problems improves lives and families. We believe that improving lives and families makes our community a better place.



At the Legal Assistance Center we believe everyone is entitled to access to justice. That means that everyone, regardless of resources, regardless of whether they can afford an attorney, is entitled to use the courts and solve legal problems. Our Justice system belongs to all of us and must work for each of us.

We provide legal self-help services

At the Legal Assistance Center we help people help themselves by providing legal information, forms, guidance and resources to solve legal problems and use the courts. Although we do not give legal advice or provide representation, we provide meaningful, effective legal assistance.

Everyone is welcome

There are no income or other requirements. We can help both parties to a case.

Get the legal information you need

You can get legal information and learn about the court process.

We listen to you

We don’t give legal advice or representation. You choose the path that is right for you.

Most help is free

There is a low cost for copies and some case packets. These funds support our services.

Information, resources and connections

If we don’t have what you need, we will help you find someone who does.


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