Programs & Services

 
The pro bono program provides legal services to debtors involved in adversary proceedings related to the discharge and non-dischargeability of certain debts. The program also provides services to an indigent former-spouse of a debtor regarding the dischargeability of obligations in the judgment of divorce. Click here to access additional information.

Referrals to the pro bono program are made at the request of the Bankruptcy Judge assigned to the adversary proceeding or at the written request of the debtor or former-spouse of the debtor. Attorneys who have volunteered their services under this program are then contacted for assignment to the adversary proceeding.

A party in need of pro bono services must use this form to submit a request: Pro Bono Application Form

The form must be submitted to the Court in person or by mail to:

Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
211 West Fort St.
17th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Attention: Pro Bono Program

Please ensure that the bankruptcy and adversary proceeding case numbers are included on the application.

Attorneys interested in participating in this program should click here for additional information. If you have additional questions, please contact the Bankruptcy Court at (313) 234-0065.

Attorney Volunteer Form - Electronic
Attorney Volunteer Form - WordPerfect
Attorney Volunteer Form - Word