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Lawyers make a difference for people and for society.
They solve legal problems, provide free legal help to
the poor, and give time to many other community efforts.

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Inspiring Stories of Service

How to Participate

how lawyers can and do help…

    do you have a story of pro bono or community service?

    Submit it today to be included in our "A Lawyer Helps" story bank.

    "A Lawyer Helps" is a State Bar of Michigan program with two goals: to recognize how lawyers make a difference every day to individuals and communities, and to provide tools for lawyers to continue doing so. Shining a light on lawyers who provide free legal help to the poor, donate for nonprofit legal aid programs, and give back to their communities provides examples that other lawyers can look to in continuing the public service traditions of the legal profession and lets others know of the positive role that lawyers have in the community.

    For lawyers, helping starts with pro bono. Pro Bono includes free legal assistance to low-income persons—the one community service that only lawyers can perform—and financial contributions for legal aid programs. In addition to pro bono, many lawyers give time for other public services in their communities which "A Lawyer Helps" also seeks to recognize and celebrate.

    Enter your P Number below to access an easy form for submitting your story, including instructions on how to send photos and articles related to the story. Stories about lawyers volunteering for nonprofit, nonpartisan pro bono (service and donations) and other community service illustrate that helping really is the heart of the law. For more information about "A Lawyer Helps," please read the FAQ.

Please enter your P# to submit your story




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