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The Michigan Poverty Law Program is a joint project of Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) and the University of Michigan Law School (UMLS). MPLP is funded in part by the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF).and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

General Information 

Description of MPLP Services

MPLP Priorities and Case Acceptance Criteria

MPLP Co-Counsel Guidelines

MPLP Workplan

MPLP Advisory Board

MPLP Forms (Appeals Docket and New Employee)

MPLP Staff

Coordinating Committee
// Robert Gillett - LSSCM Executive Director
// Ann Routt - LSSCM Deputy Director
// Lorray S. C. Brown , MPLP Managing and Consumer Law Attorney
// Bridget McCormack - UMLS Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
// Anne Schroth - UMLS, Clinical Law Program, Poverty Law Outreach Director

611 Church Street, Suite 4A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3000
(734) 998-6100 Phone
(734) 998-9125 Fax

// Lorray Brown , Managing Attorney and Consumer Law Attorney (x32)
// Kerri Ferrari , Training Coordinator/Office Manager(x24)

// Lisa Ruby , Public Benefits Attorney (x33)
// Jim Schaafsma , Housing Attorney (x21)
// Benefo Ofosu Benefo , Technology Coordinator (x23)
// Rebecca Shiemke , Family Law Attorney (x27)
// Steve Gray , Technology Outreach Attorney (734) 337-2031

Jon Graca, MPLP Website Assistant

Alison Hirschel , Elder Law Attorney
5886 Highgate, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 324-5754 Phone; (517) 333-4339 Fax

MPLP Partner Agencies

Michigan League for Human Services
1115 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 202
Lansing, MI 48912

(517) 487-5436 Phone
(517) 371-4546 Fax

State Bar of Michigan
Justice Initiatives Department
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 346-6400 Phone
(517) 482-6248 Fax

University of Michigan Law School
Clinical Law Program
Poverty Law Outreach Program
611 Church Street, Suite 4E
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3000
(734) 615-2450 Phone
(734) 998-9125 Fax

// Anne Schroth , Poverty Law Outreach Director
// Adrianna Buonarroti , Legal Assistant/Poverty Law Outreach Clinic Coordinator

University of Michigan Clinical Law Program
University of Michigan Law School
363 Legal Research - 801 Monroe Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
Phone: (734) 763-4319
Fax: (734) 764-4702

Devlin, Diane - Legal Secretary
Heady, Kathy Norman - Administrator
McCormack, Bridget - Assoc. Dean of Clinical Programs/Clinical Professor
Reingold, Paul - Clinical Professor,Director
Rine, Nick - Clinical Professor
Santacroce, David - Clinical Assistant Professor
Thomas, Kim - Clinical Assistant Professor
Shiltz, Laura - Legal Assistant

MPLP Forms

Statewide Appeals Docket form - We publish a Statewide Appeals Docket quarterly. Please use this form to notify us of any appeal as soon as they are approved.

What should be submitted? Basically, any appeal that LSC would require management approval for, including appeals from District to Circuit Court and from an administrative agency to Circuit Court. If in doubt, just submit it.

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.

MPLP Advisory Board

Meetings generally held at the State Bar of Michigan

Click here for driving directions.

Please let Kerri Ferrari know if you will NOT be able to attend. You can email her at // this address or call her at (734) 998-6100 x24