State Bar of Michigan
home member area contact us


a lawyer helps



 print this page


for members
SBM general information

member directory

admissions, ethics, and
   regulation


diversity & inclusion

justice initiatives

member services

practice management
   resource center


public policy resource
   center


publications and
   advertising


research and links

sections & committees


ethics for members
ethics developments
ethics opinions
TAON (trust accounts)


from the courts
opinion searching
virtual court


for the public
public resources
media resources


giving opportunities
a lawyer helps
access to justice
   campaign

Lawyers make a difference for people and for society.
They solve legal problems, provide free legal help to
the poor, and give time to many other community efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inspiring Stories of Service

How to Participate


Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project

Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project

Pro Bono Service

The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and the Pro Bono Initiative have partnered to establish the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project, which will provide pro bono legal assistance to low-income clients in need of help in patent cases.
Read More

No Compromises

Emiko Hayashi

Pro Bono Service

For Emiko Hayashi, pro bono is personal. Hayashi provides her pro bono clients with the same level of personal service, and the same amount of respect, as any paying client. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that she went above and beyond for a client she received from the State Bar of Michigan's Tax Pro Bono Referral Panel Program (Tax Program).
Read More

 

From Law School to Supreme Court

Clinton Hubbell

Pro Bono Service

Much to Clinton Hubbell's disappointment, the Michigan Supreme Court recently held that juvenile offenders sentenced to life without parole prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama (which found this practice unconstitutional) are not entitled to resentencing. But this does nothing to change the fact that his heroic efforts in the case, People v. Cortez-Davis, are worthy of high praise.
Read More

 

ATJ Award Winner

Michael Chielens

Pro Bono Service

Michael Chielens spent his entire career helping those with nowhere else to turn. He carried with him a tremendous passion for helping the poor, wore his heart on his sleeve, and pulled no punches when it came to advocating for those in need. And he balanced this with a keen sense of humor and wonderful zest for life.
Read More

Read MORE Inspiring Stories of Service
     

 

follow us
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Twitter Follow the SBM Blog

 

©Copyright 2014

website links
Contact Us
Site Map
Website Privacy Statement PDF
Staff Links

SBM on the Mapcontact information
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Phone: (517) 346-6300
Toll Free: (800) 968-1442
Fax: (517) 482-6248