Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.

Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.
613 Abbott Street
Detroit, MI 48226

April 5, 2012

Legal Aid and Defender to conduct free workshops on small claims courts

DETROIT – Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a series of three workshops this spring for residents of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties on how to represent themselves in small claims courts and collect money judgments.

The first workshop, for Wayne residents, will be held April 24 at LAD headquarters, 613 Abbott St., Detroit.

The second, for Macomb residents, will be held Tuesday, May 15 at Clinton/Macomb Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township.

The third, for Oakland residents, will be held Wednesday, June 20 at Oakland County Law Library, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac.

Registration for all workshops will begin at 3:30 p.m. Workshops will begin promptly at 4:00. For further information, contact Gina Polley, deputy chief counsel of LAD’s Civil Law Group, at (313) 967-5638 or

LAD is Michigan’s largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents. It serves metropolitan Detroit through its offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. It also represents criminal defendants in Wayne County and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Including brief consultations and comprehensive legal services, the public law firm handles some 15,000 legal matters yearly.

“We work with clients in a comprehensive manner, so that as we solve their legal problems, we help solve other problems as well,” LAD President and CEO Deierdre L. Weir said. “We help people rebuild their lives and help families stay together.”

Anyone seeking legal services can call (877) 964-4700 or visit

Roger Lennert
Legal Aid and Defender Association

(313) 967-5607
(313) 587-3077 cell

David Adrian
Adrian & Associates
(248) 322-9226
(248) 515-4607 cell