Center for Civil Justice was originally established as the Genesee County Legal Aid Society in 1951.  In 1996, Congress enacted new legislation prohibiting federally-funded legal services agencies from offering certain advocacy services, including class-action litigation and legislative advocacy.  CCJ was born as a result of these new restrictions, with the organization restructuring itself to ensure that it could continue to provide these vital services.

Today, CCJ's Executive Director, Kelly Bidelman, is bringing a fresh approach to our work.  She is joined by Mario Azzi, our Public Benefits Law Attorney, and Greg Abler, our Housing Law Attorney.  Mary Vizcarra is our Health Advocate and manages our Healthcare Eligibility Law Project.  

Thank you for helping to provide the legal and advocacy services that would otherwise be inaccessible to our most vulnerable neighbors.
To donate directly to CCJ, go to the "Donate" tab.
To donate to the Access to Justice Campaignuse the DONATE NOW link on our sidebar.