Free Legal Aid Clinic, INC

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The Free Legal Aid Clinic has been providing legal services to the low-income and elderly populations of Wayne County, Michigan since 1965.

Free Legal Aid Clinic, INC

Contact Phone
P: (313) 833-0058

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00

General Info

The Free Legal Aid Clinic is the only student-run legal aid office in the nation. Founded by Wayne State University Law Students in 1965, FLAC has been providing free legal services to Detroit for nearly 50 years. FLAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates in conjunction with Lakeshore Legal Aid and Elder Law and Advocacy Center helping low income residents of Wayne County. Our mission is to provide legal aid for both family law issues and elder law issues and to aid in the education and practical training of law students. Executive Board: Chairperson - Jill Peterson Vice-Chairperson - Pamela Wall Secretary- Sumeet Aggarwal Treasurer - Joe Peterson Litigation Supervisors - Derek Boyd, Kiel Chamberlain, Kim Grzic, William Predhomme, and Rebecca McLaughlin Our Intake Days are for DIVORCE, CUSTODY, and CHILD SUPPORT. Intakes start at 9:00 am, however it is a first come, first serve basis. Once we reach capacity, we will not see any more clients and you will have to come back on a different day. Coming to an intake does not guarantee that you will be seen, or that we will be able to accept your case for full litigation. Should you have any questions, or would like information regarding our other services, please call us at (313) 833-0058 during normal business hours.

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The Free Legal Aid Clinic has scheduled Family Law intake days for Winter 2015! -January 21st -January 28th -February 11th -February 25th -March 11th -March 25th -April 8th Please call the FLAC office at (313) 833-0058 to hear more about our intake process!

Published on 2015-01-14 15:17:20 GMT

Happy Holidays from the Free Legal Aid Clinic!

Published on 2014-12-23 19:08:34 GMT

FLAC is now accepting winter applications from interested Wayne Law students. The Free Legal Aid Clinic is a wonderful opportunity for students to obtain hands on experience in family law and elder law. Each student will have the opportunity to handle cases under the close guidance of practicing attorneys. All interested students should submit their resumes and cover letters by 5 p.m. this Friday, December 13th. Materials may be submitted via email at or to the FLAC office at 5425 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Those offered an interview will sign up for a meeting time through the FLAC Twen page. Interviews will begin at FLAC on Monday, December 16th at 1:00 p.m. If offered a position, students must be available for training on January 2nd and 3rd. If you have any questions feel free to contact FLAC at or call our office at (313)833-0058. We look forward to hearing from you!

Published on 2013-12-09 19:40:34 GMT

FLAC's fall intake days have been scheduled! -Thursday, September 11th -Wednesday, September 17th -Wednesday, October 15th -Wednesday, October 22nd -Wednesday, November 5th -Wednesday, November 19th Feel free to call the FLAC office at (313) 833-0058 if you have any questions about our intake process.

Published on 2014-08-25 16:52:36 GMT

This Wednesday, August 6th, will be FLAC's LAST day for family law intakes this summer. Please call the FLAC office at (313) 833-0058 to learn more about our intake procedure.

Published on 2014-08-04 14:53:58 GMT

We are now accepting applications for Fall Student Attorney Positions! FLAC offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain hands on legal experience while providing a vital service to the Detroit community. Interested Wayne State Law students should submit their resumes and cover letters by mail or in person to 5425 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202; or via email to

Published on 2014-07-24 18:32:59 GMT

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Published on 2014-07-23 16:43:31 GMT

The Free Legal Aid Clinic has three family law intake days remaining this summer: July 23 July 30 August 6 Please call the FLAC office at (313) 833-0058 for more information.

Published on 2014-07-22 19:52:22 GMT

Congratulations to our Student Attorney, Joe Peterson, as well as our Supervising Attorney, Sonya Bellafant, on a job well done this morning in 36th District Court. Due to their hard work, the motion for summary disposition was denied and the client went home with a victory!

Published on 2013-08-01 15:53:09 GMT

Shout out to the new Student Attorneys on a successful first week of Family and Elder law intakes! The Board and Supervising Attorneys were impressed!

Published on 2013-06-05 23:04:02 GMT

FLAC is VERY pleased to announce the newly elected, 2013-2014 Board of Directors: Chairperson: Kristie Sparks Vice Chairperson: Melissa Schoder Treasurer: Bailor Bell Secretary: Maria Arrine Litigation Supervisors: Tishia Browning Tomasz Dow Meagan Drewyor Maryam Karnib Patrick Tully

Published on 2013-03-07 00:24:57 GMT

SAVE THE DATE! The FLAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that FLAC will host its 48th Annual Spring Reception on Friday, April 12th from 6-10 p.m. at 1686 Balmoral Drive in Detroit, at the beautiful home of founding member Ron Helveston and his wife, Mary Anne. Invitations are forthcoming. We hope to see you there! Sincerely, FLAC Board of Directors 2012-2013

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