The Milwaukee Justice Center

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The Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) members marked the MBA’s 150th anniversary with an ambitious public service project to improve access to justice in Milwaukee County. This project resulted in a three way partnership between the MBA, Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court, and Marquette University Law School creating the Milwaukee Justice Center. Many people in Milwaukee County are unable to afford legal representation, and as a result their access to justice is severely limited. The Milwaukee Justice Center exists in order to bridge this gap. Although it is encouraged to retain an attorney, if you cannot afford one the services of MJC are here to help navigate the paper work and the filing process in the areas of family law and small claims.

The Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) members marked the MBA’s 150th anniversary with an ambitious public service project to improve access to justice in Milwaukee County. This project resulted in a three way partnership between the MBA, Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court, and Marquette University Law School creating the Milwaukee Justice Center. Many people in Milwaukee County are unable to afford legal representation, and as a result their access to justice is severely limited. The Milwaukee Justice Center exists in order to bridge this gap. Although it is encouraged to retain an attorney, if you cannot afford one the services of MJC are here to help navigate the paper work and the filing process in the areas of family law and small claims.

Mission: The Milwaukee Justice Center is a collaborative endeavor between Milwaukee County, Marquette University Law School, and the Milwaukee Bar Association to provide free legal assistance to Milwaukee County's unrepresented litigants through court-based self-help desks and legal resources.

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In-Person Absentee voting has begun!Click the link to view early voting sites for Milwaukee residents Voters who require...
10/21/2020
In-Person Absentee (Early Voting) Schedule

In-Person Absentee voting has begun!

Click the link to view early voting sites for Milwaukee residents

Voters who require special accommodations should email [email protected] to request an appointment at one of the two available voting sites

https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/ElectionInformation/In-Person-Absentee-Schedule?fbclid=IwAR35b0HaXIFhMh10OUKnI7Z1KvmO0sFv3_owdcEmEdDD6BtoQ1KSOLTdEsI

Check the schedule to see when and where you can cast your vote early for the November General Election. 

ATTN Wisconsin Voters: Today municipalities can begin in person absentee voting. Visit myvote.wi.gov for more informatio...
10/20/2020

ATTN Wisconsin Voters: Today municipalities can begin in person absentee voting. Visit myvote.wi.gov for more information

Did you miss the registration deadline? No worries, register in person from now until November 1st. Find your municipal ...
10/15/2020

Did you miss the registration deadline? No worries, register in person from now until November 1st. Find your municipal clerk or satellite voting location at myvote.wi.gov

Wisconsin! Today is your last chance to register to vote by mail or online. Visit myvote.wi.gov to complete the registra...
10/14/2020

Wisconsin! Today is your last chance to register to vote by mail or online. Visit myvote.wi.gov to complete the registration process or find your municipal clerk's mailing address

An update from MCSO on the temporary eviction moratorium from the CDC. Those who need a declaration form can call the Mi...
10/12/2020

An update from MCSO on the temporary eviction moratorium from the CDC.

Those who need a declaration form can call the Milwaukee County Law Library at 414-278-4900 or visit wilawlibrary.gov

The Milwaukee Justice Center
10/09/2020

The Milwaukee Justice Center

Your last chance to register by mail or online is coming up! Register online (and request an absentee ballot) at www.myv...
10/09/2020

Your last chance to register by mail or online is coming up! Register online (and request an absentee ballot) at www.myvote.wi.org by October 14th!

Milwaukee County launches Small Business Recovery Initiative Grant Program. Learn more https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/A...
09/17/2020

Milwaukee County launches Small Business Recovery Initiative Grant Program. Learn more https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Administrative-Services/Economic-Development?fbclid=IwAR2R699p9lsFf9tQ27F_GUgfQ2mmcBrJ02H6ndRJ6NzJJ-xi7TC2uvjh_ns

Today, Milwaukee County launched its Small Business Recovery Initiative Grant Program. Grants are designed to support businesses adversely affected due to COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through October 1st, 2020. Learn more and apply at https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Administrative-Services/Economic-Development.

Legal Action of Wisconsin
09/05/2020

Legal Action of Wisconsin

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released an emergency order to stop residential evictions from September 4 to December 31, 2020. Learn more about how to use this protection and if you qualify from our fact sheet below. If you want to fill out a declaration form to get this protection, you can find one at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/declaration-form.pdf

If you are being evicted, Legal Action may be able to help you. Call us at (855) 947-2529 and learn more at legalaction.org

The Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers compiled a list of resources for protesters along with their attor...
09/01/2020
Know Your Rights - Resources for Protestors

The Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers compiled a list of resources for protesters along with their attorney directory.

Be sure to know your rights before heading out!

https://www.waalawyers.com/News/2020/July/Know-Your-Rights-Resources-for-Protestors.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0Etrb9JSqxT651FgMJ7If-nvB8n7i5cvIlZYxfqndSHtNOGGitM7fv18k

Know Your Rights - Resources for Protestors. For experienced representation contact the Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers today!

Join Manpower Milwaukee Downtown and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County for the 5th Annual Men’s Job Semi...
08/27/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: 5th Annual Success Starts Here Men's Seminar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Manpower Milwaukee Downtown and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County for the 5th Annual Men’s Job Seminar. This year the event will be held virtually and is free for all participants. Click the link below to sign up and learn more about the event!

https://manpowergroup.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduCprTwvHdDF2B9GajDyTZD7iFNqBEeY

Thank you for your interest in joining the 5th Annual Success Starts Here's Men's Job Seminar. The purpose of this free seminar is to help prepare men who may face barriers to employment for a career in today’s job market. This unique and powerful seminar will address the whole person focusing on ...

Need a mask? Check out these locations with free masks in the city of Milwaukee
08/05/2020

Need a mask? Check out these locations with free masks in the city of Milwaukee

Today is the last day to donate to the "Do-It-Yourself" Run for Justice. We are still $4,000 short of our goal of $10,00...
06/30/2020
DIY Run for the MJC

Today is the last day to donate to the "Do-It-Yourself" Run for Justice. We are still $4,000 short of our goal of $10,000. The money raised from the run is vital to allowing the MJC to continue providing free legal services to Milwaukee's most vulnerable population.

Sign up using the link below and run with us! We can't wait to see you in 2021.

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/events/21284-diy-run-for-the-mjc

Your Support is Needed More Than Ever - "Run" for Justice With Us! Join us in spirit and in sweat for this year's do-it-yourself run for the Milwaukee Justice Center!

Thank you to Meissner Tierney Fisher Nichols SC for the recent donation of printers to the MJC! Your support helps us br...
06/25/2020

Thank you to Meissner Tierney Fisher Nichols SC for the recent donation of printers to the MJC! Your support helps us bridge the justice gap for our Milwaukee neighbors.

06/22/2020
Thanks for joining the 2020 “DIY” Run for Justice

Did you miss out on our 2020 DIY Run for Justice? You can still donate today! https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/events/21284-diy-run-for-the-mjc

Be sure to check out our video honoring the 2020 Jon Allen Pace Setters!

Community Members: Julie Tranetzki & Debbie Kasle
Law Student: Robert Maniak
Attorney: Mont Martin
Mobile Legal Clinic: Jim Cauley
Administrative: Dr. Karen Hoffman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQMDK_6VA8&feature=youtu.be

And announcing the 2020 Jon Allen “Pace Setter” Volunteers of the Year

Those interested in applying for rental assistance funds should contact Community Advocates at 414-270-4646 or on their ...
06/12/2020
Milwaukee County announces $10 million housing initiative

Those interested in applying for rental assistance funds should contact Community Advocates at 414-270-4646 or on their website https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/rent-assistance.html

https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/milwaukee-county-announces-10-million-housing-initiative

On Thursday, Milwaukee County announced a $10 million housing initiative that will provide eviction prevention, housing acquisition, and mortgage assistance.

The 10th Annual Run for Justice has been changed for 2020 with hopes to have a major celebration of this event, together...
06/09/2020
Run for Justice | Milwaukee Justice Center

The 10th Annual Run for Justice has been changed for 2020 with hopes to have a major celebration of this event, together in Veterans' Park, in June 2021.

Please join us for a 2020 "Do-it-Yourself Run for the MJC". Maybe you've trained and are ready for a 5k, maybe you want a nice 1-mile walk, maybe your dogs want to walk you through the woods, or maybe you just want to raise a toast to the importance of access-to-justice in our community from your couch. You do it yourself, your way!

Register or Donate at the link below, do your thing anytime in June, and on June 17th at 530pm, we will share a video from us to thank you for your support, introduce our 2020 Jon Allen Pace Setter Volunteers of the Year, and share a toast with you.

Then, in 2021, we will gather for a super 10th Annual Run for Justice party, with all the t-shirts, give-aways, beverages, and fun you have come to enjoy at this event.

https://www.milwaukeejusticecenter.org/runforjustice.html

Milwaukee Justice Center Run for Justice is an annual 5k.

06/09/2020

The ACLU is offering assistance to those who may have been arrested during protest marches in Milwaukee. Email [email protected] for assistance.

The Milwaukee Justice Center, the civil legal self-help center in the courthouse, stands with those demanding racial jus...
06/03/2020
Online Legal Resources | Milwaukee Justice Center

The Milwaukee Justice Center, the civil legal self-help center in the courthouse, stands with those demanding racial justice and equity in our country. Through our work, we see the challenges many people, but primarily people of color, experience when seeking help through the legal system. Unfortunately, in our society many people cannot afford an attorney to represent them and are unable to get free representation. However, everyone deserves equal justice under law.

To see what legal resources exist to help you in Milwaukee, take the online legal check-up quiz found at the top of our online resources page.

https://www.milwaukeejusticecenter.org/onlineresources.html

Online legal resources for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

A great article on civil legal aid providers’ need for support during COVID-19. Support the MJC and our role in self hel...
05/22/2020
Marsha M. Mansfield: Wisconsin's civil legal aid providers need more support

A great article on civil legal aid providers’ need for support during COVID-19.

Support the MJC and our role in self help legal aid here: milwbar.networkforgood.com

https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/marsha-m-mansfield-wisconsins-civil-legal-aid-providers-need-more-support/article_7c98d673-c5cc-5388-8eea-58a90b8d50f5.html

Substantial and sustained support for civil legal aid must be part of our government’s short- and long-term policy responses to COVID-19 at all levels.

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo
05/22/2020

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo

Thanks to a partnership with Anthem Medicaid, Bublr Bikes is able to offer free Bublr ACCESS pass during May, Mental Hea...
05/18/2020

Thanks to a partnership with Anthem Medicaid, Bublr Bikes is able to offer free Bublr ACCESS pass during May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more at www.bublrbikes.org/accesspass. #RideBlue4MentalHealth

Join us in celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of generosity and unity. Please consider a donation to the MJC An...
05/05/2020

Join us in celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of generosity and unity. Please consider a donation to the MJC Annual Campaign to give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Help us continue to serve the needs of our local community through remote services and when we reopen.

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo
05/05/2020

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo

Address

Milwaukee County Courthouse, Rm G9 901 N 9th St
Milwaukee, WI
53233

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 13:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Telephone

(414) 278-2910

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The MJC is the self-help legal center inside Milwaukee County Courthouse (Room G-9). It is a partnership between Milwaukee County, Marquette University Law School, and the Milwaukee Bar Association. In 2019, the MJC utilized the services of over 400 volunteers to assist 10,556 individuals with their civil legal question.

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