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LEGAL AID OF WESTERN MICHIGAN TO LAUNCH LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC

A new Western Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Legal Aid of Western Michigan will provide legal assistance to low income taxpayers in their problems with the IRS.

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Jim Boerigter Recognized for Support for Legal Aid

The State Bar of Michigan has featured the work of attorney Jim Boerigter in it most recent issue of "A Lawyer Helps!"

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LEGAL AID APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After serving as Interim Director since November 2013, Juan Salazar has been appointed as Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Michigan.

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2015 Vlachos Award 20th Anniversary Celebration

2015 Vlachos Award 20th Anniversary Celebration

This year we are not honoring any one individual, but rather we are celebrating the spirit of pro bono publico service that John Vlachos instilled in us all.

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2015 Michael Barnes Award Recipient is Michael Callahan

On October 29, 2015, Legal Aid of Western Michigan will be presenting the annual Michael Barnes Award to Michael Callahan for his exemplary contributions toward the provision of free legal service to the poor and elderly in Western Michigan.

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ACLU hosting "School to Prison Pipeline" in Kalamazoo

The ACLU of Michigan’s Southwest Branch will host a public forum on September 28th at the Douglass Community Center at 1000 West Paterson Street, Kalamazoo, MI, from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on students in Kalamazoo. Students and parents of students are encouraged to attend as the topic of conversation will center on students’ rights and responsibilities pertaining to suspensions and expulsions. For more information, contact Merissa Kovach at mkovach@aclumich.org.

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Joy Fossel Honored as 2010 Mike Barnes Award Recipient

Joy Fossel Honored as 2010 Mike Barnes Award Recipient

A partner with the Varnum Law firm who has volunteered more than 1500 hours of her time through Legal Aid's Pro Bono Program was the honored guest at the annual event at the BOB on October 28.

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2010 John N. Vlachos Award Recipient Honored

Lori Rumsey, long-time secretary to Judge William Welty, St. Joseph county District Judge, is this year's recipient of the John N. Vlachos award.

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