Community Legal Resources rebrands for a statewide presence

After 12 years of being known as Community Legal Resources, the Detroit-based pro bono legal and technical assistance group is changing its name to Michigan Community Resources.

The group, which serves low-income people and nonprofit organizations, said that recent growth and a diversification of services prompted the name change to something that more accurately reflects its capabilities and increased range.

Over its course of existence, the group has grown from four to 17 employees, relocated its Detroit office, and added a Lansing branch.

The Huffington Post Detroit recently honored Michigan Community Resources with the “HuffPost Detroit Impact Award,” and was one of only 11 groups chosen for 2011.