Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP)

Does not provide direct services to the public. Supports local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates. Project of the Michigan Advocacy Project.
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Primary geographic focus: Michigan
Organization type(s): Other
Acronym or short name: MPLP

The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) provides state support services to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates. MPLP engages in systemic advocacy to help alleviate barriers faced by low income individuals. Since inception in 1997, MPLP has supported, trained and provided case consultation to advocates on thousands of cases involving low income individuals and families in Michigan. MPLP is a joint project of the Michigan Advocacy Program and the University of Michigan Law School.

Since 2008, the Michigan Advocacy Project through MPLP has expanded significantly and created successful statewide programs to respond to emerging legal needs in Michigan. The statewide programs include: the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and the Michigan Legal Help Program.

If you are a client looking for legal assistance or representation please visit MichiganLegalHelp.org, which provides legal information and resources for Michigan residents who are representing themselves in civil legal matters.



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