After serving as Interim Director since November 2013, Juan Salazar has been appointed as Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Michigan.
LAWM Deputy Director Mary Ellen Drolet was interviewed for a regular feature in the Herald Palladium.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.