Advocating for Those in Need



Center for Civil Justice

Fighting Poverty Through Advocacy

We are a unique law firm where ALL of our advocacy is dedicated to protecting the needs and rights of low-income individuals and families.


  • Elimination of illegal work requirements under the Healthy Michigan Plan resulting in over 160,000 people maintaining coverage;
  • Restoring $52 million in food assistance benefits to over 17,000 people after a court ruling that MDHHS cannot deny or cut off food assistance benefits solely because a person allegedly has a felony warrant;
  • Challenging the constitutionality of the Secretary of State’s policy to allow mobile home parks to acquire title to abandoned mobile homes without due process which stopped the practice.  
  • Pushing for legislation to require a racial impact  analysis be performed on any legislation related to the social determinants of health.  
  • Providing direct services to our community by assisting with enrollment and maintenance of public benefits.

 Through legal action, legislative and policy advocacy,

educational initiatives, and collaborative strategies,

CCJ achieves systemic changes that

improve the lives of thousands of low-income individuals and families.


With expertise in law and public policy, CCJ monitors and improves Michigan's safety net programs so they remain accessible to the people they were designed to support.


CCJ provides free help to low-income individuals and families with questions or problems regarding governmental health care programs, including Medicaid, or other public benefits through its Health Eligibility Law Project (HELP) Line.  Please go to the HELP Line tab for more information.  Se habla Español

Except for the HELP Line, CCJ handles class action lawsuits and co-counsels on lawsuits with legal service providers on impact cases, and cannot provide assistance for individual legal matters.  If you require information regarding your legal issue, please try the resources available at Michigan Legal Help.


Thank you for helping to provide the legal and advocacy services that would otherwise be inaccessible to our most vulnerable neighbors.

To donate to CCJ, go to the "Donate to CCJ" link on our sidebar.