EEP supports community-based efforts to embrace returning citizens, nurture entrepreneurship, and transform local economies. EEP achieves this mission by focusing on:
EEP does not handle litigation of any type or criminal matters. EEP attorneys do provide a variety of transactional legal services, including business entity formation, applications for nonprofit recognition, contract drafting, business restructuring, business consulting, and board training. EEP also provides community education and engagement services.
The vast majority of EEP clients are organizations or communities based in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck. EEP provides limited transactional legal services to residents of Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck who meet the following criteria:
Through the support of our sustaining donors and foundation partners, EEP is able to provide services at no direct cost. However, clients are responsible for any and all fees, including filing fees and registration fees.
DJCs Community Legal Advocates (CLAs) are dedicated process resources. They aren’t lawyers but know the ins and outs of interacting with city, county, and state government. CLAs also form the backbone of DJC’s community outreach efforts.
No. We get our clients from the following referral partners:
If you would like to become a referral partner, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.