Disability Law Group hosts first Free Legal Aid & Resource Clinic

We had a wonderful time at our first Free Legal Aid & Resource Clinic on Saturday. Thank you to our volunteers who made this event so successful for the community. #EveryClientMatters

This comprehensive clinic provided legal advice on a wide variety of topics. Our attorneys, Mandy Kelly, Erika Riggs, and Randall Mansour provided free legal advice in the areas of Social Security Disability, SSI, and VA disability benefits. Local attorneys were also there to help people with family law issues, PPOs, landlord/tenant matters, and more. SSR Law Office attended the Clinic to provide free legal advice on will-drafting, probate, and other estate planning matters. We had Easter-themed crafts which were provided for children accompanying their parents, guardians, or grandparents.

In addition to the wealth of free legal information available, there were also free health screenings provided by Providence Hospital residents. A number of nonprofit community organizations, such as Michigan Works, the Judson Center, and the EmpowerME Project were also there along with other critical community resources.

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Spring into Action: Free Legal, Health & Community Clinic open to the Public 4/13

Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Free Community Resource Clinic and get your legal questions answered and a health screening. On that day, Disability Law Group will host its first Free Legal Aid & Resource Clinic at the Troy Community Center in room 303.

Open to the public, this comprehensive clinic will provide legal advice on a wide variety of topics. Our attorneys, Mandy Kelly, Erika Riggs, and Randall Mansour will be providing free legal advice in the areas of Social Security Disability, SSI, and VA disability benefits. Local attorneys will also be there to help people with family law issues, PPOs, landlord/tenant matters, and more. SSR Law Office will be at the Clinic to provide free legal advice on will-drafting, probate, and other estate planning matters. To make this meeting accessible to everyone, Easter-themed crafts will be provided for children accompanying their parents, guardians, or grandparents.

In addition to the wealth of free legal information available, there will also be free health screenings provided by Providence Hospital residents. A number of nonprofit community organizations, such as Michigan Works, the Judson Center, and the EmpowerME Project will also be there along with other critical community resources.

Are you concerned about not having a will? Worried about what would happen to your loved ones if you became disabled? Do you have another legal issue you have been wanting to address? Explore your options with skilled attorneys available to help during this Clinic in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

For more information please call Disability Law Group at 800-838-1100 or email us at erika@attorneysdlg.com.

Social Security & Disability Presentation and Q&A

Attorneys Randall Mansour & Erika Riggs from Disability Law Group presented to the case workers and clients at Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Attorneys Randall Mansour & Erika Riggs presented to the case workers and clients at Michigan Rehabilitation Services in Clinton Township followed by a Question and Answer series. The topics covered included how to qualify for disability through both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs, common application mistakes, supportive evidence to help your claim, and what to expect for an appeal and hearing. We had a great time meeting the staff who provide critical comprehensive resources to our community in need and their families, as well as the clients who were engaged in the process and asked insightful questions.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), part of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, is a remarkable resource for the surrounding population. Created to provide solutions for businesses looking to become more efficient and profitable and for disabled individuals seeking employment, the center’s goal is to establish diverse workforces that benefit both groups.

The importance of MRS is difficult to overstate since the state of Michigan is home to approximately 1.3 million people with disabilities, many with skills and talents Michigan businesses can put to good use. Introducing specialized education and training programs to prepare disabled individuals for employment is a worthwhile enterprise from several points of view. Businesses gain employees who are hard workers, eager to prove their worth; individuals with disabilities gain the self-esteem that comes from becoming a valued member of the workforce. It’s a win-win situation.

MRS also encourages and assists disabled individuals to become self-employed or to start their own businesses, thus enriching the business community while promoting independence and ingenuity in a largely untapped community.

At Disability Law Group, we pride ourselves on giving back to the community in need. We look forward to returning to MRS to help their caseworkers and clients they serve understand the rights and benefit options for our disabled neighbors. If you would like to request that our attorneys come out to an event or speaking engagement, please contact us through our website or by calling us at 800-838-1100.

Randall Mansour at Zaman

Randall Mansour participates at EmpowerMe Project’s first Power Up! Series providing legal advice to women at Zaman International. The EmpowerME Project is a women-led, nonprofit educational and legal aid organization focused on assisting and empowering marginalized women and domestic violence victims to alleviate the legal barriers that may be hindering their paths to gaining independence.

Zaman International’s mission is to facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children, by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind. In 2016, Zaman served 25,194 individuals, distributed 90,000 pounds of food, collected 288,000 pounds of clothing, provided job skills and literacy instruction to more than 70 women, and gave 268 winter coats and 895 school supply-filled backpacks to local children. Meanwhile, it partnered with 178 community partners on a range of initiatives and funded overseas relief projects bringing safe water to more than 5,500 people.