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Detroit Mercy Law Pro Se Clinic receives Oakland County Bar Foundation Grant

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September 20, 2018
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will continue its work with low-income Oakland County residents who represent themselves in federal lawsuits thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Oakland County Bar Foundation.

Since opening in January, Detroit Mercy Law’s Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic has worked with 142 non-prisoner pro se litigants —plaintiffs and some defendants who represent themselves in federal cases.

The clinic operates out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and provides limited-scope legal assistance to pro se litigants who may need help determining whether to file a suit or who need procedural advice, explanation of court orders and procedures, strategy discussions and more. It is staffed by Detroit Mercy Law students and a staff attorney.

This is the second such grant from the Oakland County Bar Foundation to the clinic.
— By Ron Bernas
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