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Community Legal Education Events in Kalamazoo, Michigan

The public--especially low income people and families--is invited to a series of free sessions on "the law and your rights." Every Thursday in April, Legal Aid of Western Michigan together with other contributors offers clear and accurate information about many issues that affect our daily lives.

Each session is on a Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the YWCA in Kalamazoo (353 East Michigan Avenue)


April 2       LGBT: Issues, rights, and families                 Jay Kaplan ACLU attorney


April 9       Consumer law: collections, creditor            Kristin Cole & Ragan Savara

                 lawsuits,repossessions,foreclosures                      Attorneys, Legal Aid


April 16     SpecialEducation: the right to a free                   Veena V. Rao, Attorney

                 and appropriate education                     MI Protection & Advocacy Svc


April 23     Housing law: mortgages&foreclosures                   Rick Kupferschmidt

                 land contracts, landlord/tenant issues,                         Legal Aid attorney

                 housing discrimination                                                             Pat Maye

                                                                                               Fair Housing Center


April 30     Public benefits: eligibility for, appeals/              Elizabeth Reece, attorney

                 denials of TANF, state emergency relief                                  Legal Aid

                 food stamps, Medicaid, Michild, day care

                 assistance,and disability rights


All sessions are free to the public; registration required for April 16th session, all others are walk in.


Contact for more information:   Sherry Brockway, YWCA       269.345-5595

                                                    Regina Badger, Legal Aid      269.344-8113           

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