On January 24, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, the State Bar Real Property Law Section, and Michigan Community Legal Resources teamed up to provide assistance to four non-profit organizations that work to provide shelter to needy individuals.
The event was part of a National Day of Giving, which is organized through the National Network of Business Pro Bono Providers. Attorneys and students met with the non-profits—the Ruth Ellis Center, Homeless Action Network, Coalition on Temporary Shelter, and Alternatives for Girls, and assisted them with legal and compliance audits of operating documents and procedures. Each non-profit is instrumental in providing housing services to the homeless and at-risk populations in the Detroit area, and with the help of dedicated attorneys and law students, are able to ensure that their processes are legally sound so that they can focus on working to help those in need.
Summer Moukalled and Robert Mathis contributed to this story.