The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm that advances individual freedom and rule of law in Michigan. The Foundation uses strategic litigation and public outreach to secure the liberties of Michigan's residents, workers, students and entrepreneurs.
All of the Legal Foundation's work is done pro bono. It has never charged a dime to help someone and never will. As the legal arm of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the Foundation enjoys the support of the individuals, businesses and foundations who share a concern for Michigan's future and recognize the important role of free markets and economic liberty.
In the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation's first 10 years, we've had the opportunity to help public employees — from teachers to health care aides to maintenance workers — as well as regular citizens overcome obstacles. Whether it's big unions, big government or unfair regulations, our work protects citizens and helps shine a light on unfair practices.
Here are highlights of some of our most critical work.