by Karen Flores, Attorney
The Webster’s Dictionary defines a “hotline” as 1) a direct telephone line in constant readiness so as to facilitate immediate communication; 2) a usually toll free telephone service available to the public for some specific purpose. The second definition is more descriptive of Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline For Michigan Seniors. While it would be desirable to have limitless resources allowing attorneys to be constantly ready to immediately speak to clients the moment they call, the large volume of calls we receive and our limited resources renders such immediate response impossible. However, we are indeed a toll free number available to seniors for the specific purpose of providing legal advice, information, and referrals over the telephone.
Clients who call speak to the Hotline attorneys about a wide variety of legal problems and issues. Sometimes explaining the senior’s legal rights can empower them to confront the…
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