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Angela Tripp

Angela Tripp

Angela Tripp is the director of the Michigan Legal Help (MLH) Program, which is responsible for the statewide website for self-represented litigants ( and twenty-one affiliated Self-Help Centers around the state. In 2020, MLH saw nearly 3.5 million visits, and nearly 153,000 people used its resources to complete legal forms. Ms. Tripp has led the development and growth of MLH from its inception in 2011.

Prior to that, she was a staff and managing attorney in the Lansing office of Legal Services of South Central Michigan. Ms. Tripp is also the co-managing attorney of the Michigan Poverty Law Program, the state support program in Michigan, and co-director of Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services, which manages five statewide programs (including MLH and MPLP).

Ms. Tripp holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.

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Guest Appearances
June 27, 2023

Will AI Be Accessible?

Two legal tech experts join Talk Justice’s Molly McDonough to discuss how emerging tools with generative AI could fit into the future of legal services—and who they’ll be accessible to—on the latest...

January 29, 2021

Helping Litigants Help Themselves: The Ins and Outs of a Legal Help Program

Angela Tripp shares insights into her rewarding work with the successful Michigan Legal Help Program.

June 12, 2018

2018 Equal Justice Conference: Ethics in the Age of Innovation

We talk about establishing guiding principles of ethics in legal technology in order to close the communication gap between tech companies and the justice system.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: The Michigan Legal Help Program

A podcast discussing the Michigan Legal Help Program and how they are working to increase access to justice and fill the legal gap.