Free Legal Aid Clinic hosts winter fundraiser

The Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) will conduct its winter fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Opus One, 565 East Larned Street in Detroit. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and include food and refreshments, including wine, beer, and soda.

Since 1965, FLAC has assisted Wayne County's elderly and indigent residents free of charge. Working with Lakeshore Legal Aid and The Elder Law & Advocacy Center, Wayne State University Law School students, operating under the supervision of skilled supervising attorneys, litigate family law issues such as custody, child support, and divorce, and help elderly residents draft life planning documents and deal with fraud and identity theft.

As one of the last student run free legal aid organizations in the country, Wayne Law students working at FLAC gain valuable practical legal skills involving both casework and the business of running a law firm. They also benefit from the knowledge that FLAC helps assist hundreds of Wayne County's most vulnerable individuals every year.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward furthering FLAC operations. To purchase tickets or donate items for the silent auction, contact Gabrielle Saitz at

For additional information about this event, contact Rebecca McNulty at 586-873-8437, or at

Published: Wed, Jan 25, 2012