Have you checked out the State Bar of Michigan's A Lawyer Helps program lately?
The program celebrates the extraordinary pro bono and community service hours volunteered by Michigan attorneys.
This month, we celebrate the Shiawassee County Bar Association, which hosted its seventh Annual Free Legal Advice Fair at the historic Shiawassee County Circuit Courthouse in Corunna on May 1 as part of its Law Day celebration.
Twenty-three people came to get legal advice on a wide variety of matters, including real estate, expungement, family law, land contracts and more. The attorneys who donated their time include Barb Dawes, Tom Moorhead, Cole Schmidt, Pat McAvoy, Jennifer Peplinski, Rob Ellis, Bob Ashley, Lynn Bowne, Richard Burlingame, James Gutting and Sarah Bouck.
Sincere "thank yous" were heard throughout the day, with one attendee remarking that he appreciated the generous annual gift of time by the attorneys, and another stating, "I am really glad I came today."
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Posted by Samantha Meinke