The Milwaukee Justice Center uses volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County's low-income unrepresented litigants through court-based programs and legal resources.
Our primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.
Equal justice should have no price tag for low-income people. Legal Action’s services are provided free of charge to clients.
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
The Legal Aid Society is one of the nation’s oldest operating public interest law firms, exclusively serving qualifying Milwaukee County residents with free legal services since 1916. As Milwaukee’s premier advocate for the poor, the Legal Aid Society gives voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
This website (WCCA) provides access to certain public records of the Wisconsin circuit courts. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the circuit court case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law.
Milwaukee County offers mediation through Family Court Mediation Services in the Office of the Family Court Commissioner for custody and placement issues in family court cases filed in Milwaukee County. Mediation allows parents to meet with a neutral third party, or mediator, to work on solutions to the issues that bring them to family court. Mediation is reasonably priced, confidential and usually scheduled more quickly than a court date. In many instances, parents can work with a mediator to find a solution acceptable to both of them and reduce or eliminate the need for court appearances.
Information for attorneys on civil scheduling, appointment of guardian, pro hac vice and probate matters.
Under current law, if a court determines that a person has limited English proficiency and that an interpreter is necessary, the court must advise the person that he or she has the right to a qualified interpreter at public expense in any type of case (criminal and civil).
The mission of the Milwaukee County Law Library 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 to facilitate equal access to the law.