Second Street Law Stand Down to be held at Reutter Park on May 11

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus and Cardboard Prophets, a street-based ministry and outreach organization that works with the homeless and families, will co-host its second Street Law Stand Down at Reutter Park on Saturday, May 11, from noon-4 p.m. The event pulls together area agencies and resources that will be able to assist area citizens in need, all at one easy-to-find, accessible location.

WMU-Cooley clinic faculty, attorneys and students will help individuals with various forms and offer referrals in areas of housing rights, criminal expungement, power of attorney, medical directives, and employment law. Individuals seeking legal advice must have their paperwork and documentation. Attorneys will be present, but the services being provided do not create an attorney-client relationship. Trained students and staff will ask questions and provide assistance, but cannot give legal advice.

Other participating organizations providing services include: AARP Foundation (senior services and senior employment), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (medical), Lansing Board of Water and Light (customer service assistance and energy savers department), Capital Area District Library (assistance with documents for state ID cards), Child & Family Charities, Community Mental Health (medical), Footprints (free shoes), Lansing Safe Families (child care-family assistance), Lovejoy (home care, adult foster care, respite services), Michigan Veterans Affairs (veterans assistance), MSP Angel Program (dependency and addiction assistance), and the Secretary of State (assistance with state ID forms). More agencies may be added to the list.

Cardboard Prophets will provide free meals from the Smoke N' Pig food truck. WMU-Cooley’s Delta Theta Phi fraternity will provide free carnations to female attendees, in recognition of Mothers Day, and the Student Bar Association is providing bottled water and coffee. 

The event is open to everyone and all services are free. Reutter Park is at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Kalamazoo Street, south of WMU-Cooley Law School, in downtown Lansing (across from the library). If it rains, the event will be moved to the lobby of the Cooley Center at 300 S. Capitol, Lansing.
 

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