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  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
    (414) 289-6660
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
    (800) 878-6267, (414) 225-1578. Dedicated to ensuring that individuals are treated fairly in employment, housing, and health.
  • Bankruptcy Pro Se Help Desk
  • Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services
    (414) 643-8570 Provides legal representation and resources for persons who need assistance with their legal status for living in the United States.
  • Centro Hispano Milwaukee
    (414) 928-1600 Services for immigrants.
  • Centro Legal
    (414) 384-7900
    Serves clients with family law and criminal misdemeanor defense cases
  • Clean Slate Milwaukee
    (414) 627-3051 or (414) 627-0067 Helps individuals to expunge eligible court criminal records. This clinic meets periodically. Check their website or Facebook page for upcoming events and related handouts.
  • Community Advocates
    (414) 449-4777 Serving people in need of urgent help, victims of domestic violence, people living with mental illness, and people dealing with substance abuse. Services include assistance with housing, utilities, health care, SSI and disability, homelessness and mental illness, and family violence.
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
    (414) 773-4646 Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. Legal support addresses access, inclusion, dignity, most-integrated choices and equal rights issues.
  • Eviction Defense Project
    Meets in room G-9 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Thursdays from 12-3. Check the website for additional hours.
  • IMPACT 2-1-1
    Dial 2-1-1 to learn about access to services and assistance in times of crisis.
  • International Institute of Wisconsin
    (414) 225-6220 Services to immigrants and refugees.
  • Kids Matter Casa
    Provide court-based advocacy for children who are under court jurisdiction due to of abuse or neglect.
  • Lagmann, Inc.
    Sliding scale fees based on income. Family, bankruptcy, foreclosure, criminal, municipal, consumer rights, landlord/tenant, probate, education.
  • Language Assistance Program, Clerk of Circuit Court
    (414) 278-5295 The Language Assistance Plan serves to help ensure access to court services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). It also covers interpreter services to deaf and hard of hearing persons.
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service - Milwaukee Bar Association
    (414) 274-6768
    Low-income and modest means legal assistance. Provides referrals to attorneys, mediators & other community resources. Attorneys are available for: bankruptcy, consumer law, corporation/partnership, criminal law, employment law, elder law, family law, immigration law, landlord/tenant, mediation, personal injury, probate, real estate, small claims, Social Security, taxation, wills, estate planning, and workers' compensation. The first half hour consultation with an attorney will cost $20 or less.
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
    (888) 278-0633 Provides civil legal services for WI low-income persons. Assists people with legal issues involving family law, housing matters, public benefits, and consumer matters
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
    (414) 727-5300
    Provides representation in family law, consumer and bankruptcy matters, housing issues, public benefits, HIV issues, elder law, tax controversies, and civil rights.
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Children's Court Office
    (414) 257-7159
    Provides representation in family law, consumer and bankruptcy matters, housing issues, public benefits, HIV issues, elder law, tax controversies, and civil rights.
  • LGBT Community Center
    Includes name change workshops for transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming individuals and assistance with filing forms at the Courthouse.
  • Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations (M-LINC)
    Free legal advice for qualifying Wisconsin nonprofits and organizations seeking tax exempt or nonprofit status.
  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics
    Provides free legal advice and referrals on civil legal issues, including landlord/tenant, consumer, family law, domestic abuse, Social Security, small claims, and probate. No employment discrimination or criminal matters.
  • Metro Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program
    (414) 939-8800 Provides clients with an opportunity to negotiate in a more equal bargaining process, preserve home equity for borrowers, cash flow for lenders, and prevent blight in communities.
  • Milwaukee County Law Library
  • Milwaukee County Victim/Witness Assistance Program
    (414) 278-4667 Provides assistance, support and notification services to crime victims and witnesses in exercising their rights throughout the prosecution of criminal and juvenile cases. Crisis response program available.
  • Milwaukee Justice Center
    Services include the family law forms clinic, family law appointments for the second half of the divorce process, and a legal advice and referral clinic which covers family law, landlord/tenant, probate, small claims, and large claims questions.
  • Name Change Project, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
    Pro bono legal name change services to low-income TGNCNB (transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary) people.
  • SeniorLAW
    Free legal assistance to Milwaukee County residents who are 60 and older
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
    (414) 276-1911; (414) 933-2722
    Domestic Violence Hotline Provides "courthouse advocacy and restraining order clinic, legal emergency assistance, children's advocacy" and a 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
  • United Migrant Opportunity Services
    (414) 389-6000 Adjustment of Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Legal Clinic
    Assistance for currently enrolled University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, with some limitations.
  • Voces de la Frontera
    Worker's rights and immigration matters. Legal clinic is held Saturdays from 9-11am, at Voces de la Frontera 1027 S. 5th St. Milwaukee, WI 53204.
  • Wisconsin Legal Assistance For Military Personnel
    Legal help for service members, veterans, and their families.

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