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DETROIT (WWJ) – Hoping to make 2013 a great year for residents, a group of local lawyers says Detroit is a great city to invest in.

The group started out as Wayne State University law students who got involved in helping the residents of Detroit. But when they became attorneys, they decided they could really help. Now they’ve established a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, known as The 313 Project, that puts together monthly community service events and quarterly pro bono legal clinics.

“2012, in particular, was a very busy and exciting year for us,” said co-founder Erika Riggs. “We actually held five legal clinics in multiple areas of the law … veteran’s law, disability, immigration, domestic violence, and even a GED educational workshop for the community.”

The 313 Project is competing in a contest sponsored by The Home Depot, called “Aprons In Action,” hoping to win $25,000, which will be used to fund an upcoming project. Click here to vote for The 313 Project on Facebook.

For more information on The 313 Project click here.

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