Legal Resource Center


The Milwaukee Legal Resource Center (MLRC) is a public law library operated by the Wisconsin State Law Library under a contract with Milwaukee County. It is located in Room G10-1 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233.
The mission of the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center is to serve the legal information needs of Milwaukee County government, judges, attorneys, and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance, and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.
The library's collection contains Wisconsin primary legal materials, as well as State Bar of Wisconsin CLE practice books and other secondary legal materials. The library also has a limited amount of federal materials, including the United States Code Service, Milwaukee City ordinances, general reference books, and some titles aimed at the non-lawyer. The library offers three public access computers with free access to the Internet, Westlaw, and the Wisconsin State Law Library catalog (including MLRC titles). Family law forms for Milwaukee County self-represented (pro se) litigants are available at the MLRC for a fee. Staff members of the MLRC are not attorneys and cannot assist with filling out pro se legal forms. Please visit the Free Family Legal Clinic located in G9 for assistance completing forms. 
Borrowing privileges are available to court staff, licensed attorneys, federal, state, county, and city government agency employees. Library cards obtained at the MLRC can also be used at the Wisconsin State Law Library. Books from the Wisconsin State Law Library may be shipped to the MLRC free of charge.
Photocopies and computer printouts are available at a cost of 20 cents per page.
The current Reference Librarian is Lynne Gehrke. Her e-mail address is and the office phone number is 414-278-4900. The office fax number is (414) 223-1818.