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Milwaukee Justice Center

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Our Mission: 
The Milwaukee Justice Center utilizes volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County's low-income self-represented litigants through court-based self-help desks and legal resources. 

In 2014, the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic was awarded one of 12 inaugural Wisconsin Innovation Awards.  

Our History:

The Milwaukee Justice Center (MJC) is a collaborative project between the Milwaukee Bar Association, The Milwaukee Bar Foundation, Milwaukee County, and Marquette University Law School. The underlying philosophy of the project is that self-represented litigants have a fundamental right to access the justice system even if they cannot afford an attorney or do not qualify for legal aid. Generally, self-represented litigants who earn more than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines do not qualify for free legal services.

This means, in 2010, a single person earning more than $13,538 or a family of four earning more than $27,563 annually is considered ineligible for most free legal assistance. These families struggle to pay for basic necessities; rent, groceries and utilities. Thus, when faced with civil legal issues, many have no choice but to access the courts alone. As such, the MJC strives to address the substantive and procedural barriers facing unrepresented litigants so that they can better navigate the legal system.

 

Donate:

By contributing to the Milwaukee Justice Center, you are helping to make a significant impact in our community by improving access to justice for Milwaukee County’s most vulnerable residents. We need your support to make it happen. 
The MBF respects the privacy of our donors and will not share your personal information under any circumstances.

 

Volunteer:

Whether it is your first time exploring the idea, or you are a veteran when it comes to volunteering in the legal community, the MJC has many opportunities for those looking to get involved. To learn more about volunteering with the MJC visit our website,www.milwaukeejusticecenter.com.