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The Michigan Poverty Law Program is a joint project of the Michigan Advocacy Program and the University of Michigan Law School (UMLS). MPLP is funded in part by the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF).

General Information

MPLP History

MPLP Governance

Description of MPLP Services

MPLP Priorities and Case Acceptance Criteria

MPLP Co-Counsel Guidelines

MPLP Staff

Lorray Brown, Co-Director and Consumer Law Attorney (x113)

Angela Tripp, Co-Director and Michigan Legal Help Program Director (x152)

Rebecca Shiemke, Family Law Attorney (x127)

Kerri Ferrari, Training Coordinator/Office Manager (x151)

Lisa Ruby, Public Benefits Law Attorney (x117)

Jim Schaafsma, Housing Law Attorney (x112)

Benefo Ofosu Benefo, Systems Administrator (x118)

Scott Ellis, Michigan Legal Help Web Content Development Attorney (x153)

Amy Billmire, Web Content Development Attorney (x153)

Michael Kiehne, Michigan Legal Help Web Content Development Attorney (x159)

Elizabeth MacGregor, Michigan Legal Help Web Content Development Attorney (x165)

Christine Rogers, Administrative Assistant, Michigan Legal Help Program (x133)

Alison Hirschel, Elder Law Attorney Michigan, Elder Justice Initiative (517) 394-2985 (x231)

Susan Reed, Supervising Attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (269) 492-7196

MPLP Desk Reference (password required)

New Employee form - We need to know whenever a new staff member joins your office or program to ensure they are added to the Desk Reference and the statewide email address book. We will also send a welcome packet of information to the new staff member that includes: a desk reference, the latest newsletter, and information on MPLP services, taskforces and trainings.

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