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Family Law Project

The Family Law Project (FLP) is an affiliate program of Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) that provides legal services to indigent survivors of domestic violence. Founded in 1979 by University of Michigan law students, FLP is the primary organization providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence in Washtenaw County.

FLP provides a unique opportunity for law students to obtain practical legal experience and to participate in their community. Under the supervision of an attorney, student volunteers (primarily first-year law students) individually manage their own cases. FLP students focus on personal protection order, divorce and custody cases. Working one-on-one with clients, students help plan case strategy and draft pleadings, motions and orders. Second- and third-year law students may represent their clients in court.

FLP provides training for law students on the legal and social issues related to serving survivors of domestic violence. In addition, FLP works closely with the Domestic Violence Project/SAFE House which provides counseling and shelter to survivors of domestic violence.

To learn more about the Family Law Project, please contact us via e-mail.