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.

Operating as usual

02/11/2021

The Milwaukee Justice Center is proud of its collaboration with the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and its name change project for trans and gender non-conforming clients of the Center. We believe in the inherent humanity and dignity of our trans and gender non-conforming neighbors in Milwaukee. We also believe that our participation in the Wisconsin Public Interest Interview Program (WIPIIP), alongside an organization that stands contrary to those beliefs, is wrong.

The MJC will follow the lead of Legal Action of Wisconsin and withdraw from the WIPIIP. We will continue to offer summer fellowship positions and will reach out to students to schedule interviews at alternate days and times. Student involvement is an important part of the MJC services and we excitedly welcome hundreds of student interns and volunteers every year.

We look forward to meeting with the fantastic student applicants and to share more about our mission, our work, and our passions.

For an all in one resource on landlord tenant information in Milwaukee County, follow Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource ...
02/04/2021
RentHelpMKE - Rental Housing Resource Center

For an all in one resource on landlord tenant information in Milwaukee County, follow Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center!

Check out their website

https://www.renthelpmke.org/?fbclid=IwAR0SaoRPFuOsMDly6nabB71na7_ChDLTM6EZfv_qTpxii3C2ouTDhk_f7wA

To serve as a trusted source for the rental housing community and to connect people to resources, education, and services that help prevent eviction, regardless of age, family situation, or housing status.

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd has partnered with local business to offer free steering wheel locks for the 5th district. The st...
01/27/2021
5th District - Ald. Dodd

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd has partnered with local business to offer free steering wheel locks for the 5th district.

The steering wheel locks can be obtained by visiting www.milwaukee.gov/district5 and completing the registration form. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come,
first-served basis. Limit one per household.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/alderwoman-offers-free-steering-wheel-locks-for-5th-district-residents

Affordable land and leasing costs, abundant fresh water, an educated workforce, low business costs and easy access to financing, technical assistance and efficient transportation have helped local businesses succeed and grow.

01/26/2021

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will be closed today, January 26th, for a snow emergency.

If you are in need of legal assistance, please contact our office at 414-278-3965. Remote services are available.

The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center is a one stop shop for tenants and landlords in need of assistance. Check o...
12/10/2020
RentHelpMKE - Rental Housing Resource Center - 2020 Giving Tuesday

The Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center is a one stop shop for tenants and landlords in need of assistance. Check out their website at the beginning of 2021 for more updates!

https://www.renthelpmke.org/#mission

To serve as a trusted source for the rental housing community and to connect people to resources, education, and services that help prevent eviction, regardless of age, family situation, or housing status.

No one should have to face the legal system alone. Support the mission of the Milwaukee Justice Center  this #GivingTues...
12/01/2020
The Milwaukee Justice Center Needs Your Help

No one should have to face the legal system alone. Support the mission of the Milwaukee Justice Center this #GivingTuesday. Help us continue to serve our Milwaukee neighbors.

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/projects/117426-2020-mjc-campaign

Donate today to keep legal assistance available to those who need it most The Milwaukee Justice Center and Mobile Legal Clinic have become essential services to those in Milwaukee County who are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford to hire an attorney. These programs provide a port in the s...

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Milwaukee Justice Center created the Civil Legal Aid Helpline, staffed by Marquett...
12/01/2020
The Milwaukee Justice Center Needs Your Help

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Milwaukee Justice Center created the Civil Legal Aid Helpline, staffed by Marquette University Law students. To date, we have assisted over 4000 callers.

Every law student’s shift is valued at $250. This #GivingTuesday please consider a donation to the MJC.

Thank you to all our donors this past year for their continued support, we are all so thankful!

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/projects/117426-2020-mjc-campaign

Donate today to keep legal assistance available to those who need it most The Milwaukee Justice Center and Mobile Legal Clinic have become essential services to those in Milwaukee County who are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford to hire an attorney. These programs provide a port in the s...

Today is the day and we need your help! Every $50 donation provides 3 clients with their divorce paperwork.Between April...
12/01/2020
The Milwaukee Justice Center Needs Your Help

Today is the day and we need your help! Every $50 donation provides 3 clients with their divorce paperwork.

Between April 1st and October 30th, our Family Forms Assistance Clinic has helped over 800 people with their family forms.

Consider supporting the MJC this #GivingTuesday.

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/projects/117426-2020-mjc-campaign

Donate today to keep legal assistance available to those who need it most The Milwaukee Justice Center and Mobile Legal Clinic have become essential services to those in Milwaukee County who are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford to hire an attorney. These programs provide a port in the s...

Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join us tomorrow by pledging your time, skills, voice, and dollars to sup...
11/30/2020
Support the Milwaukee Justice Center in Providing Legal Assistance to Low Income Invidividuals

Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join us tomorrow by pledging your time, skills, voice, and dollars to support the MJC!

Make your own fundraiser here https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/projects/117430-milwaukee-justice-center-campaign-2020

Start your own fundraiser to support legal assistance for the people of Milwaukee County We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for the Milwaukee Justice Center you will help more low income individuals in Mi...

Together we give. Learn how your generosity makes a difference on #GivingTuesday
11/27/2020
Milwaukee Justice Center: 10 Years in the Making

Together we give. Learn how your generosity makes a difference on #GivingTuesday

The Milwaukee Justice Center is a collaborative partnership between the Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, Marquette University...

Happy Thanksgiving! Now more than ever, we are thankful for our volunteers. We couldn't do this work without you!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Now more than ever, we are thankful for our volunteers. We couldn't do this work without you!

#GivingTuesday is less than a week away. Join us and #GiveFirst this year to support the Milwaukee Justice Center. https...
11/25/2020
The Milwaukee Justice Center Needs Your Help

#GivingTuesday is less than a week away. Join us and #GiveFirst this year to support the Milwaukee Justice Center.

https://milwbar.networkforgood.com/projects/117426-2020-mjc-campaign

Donate today to keep legal assistance available to those who need it most The Milwaukee Justice Center and Mobile Legal Clinic have become essential services to those in Milwaukee County who are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford to hire an attorney. These programs provide a port in the s...

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo
11/24/2020

The Milwaukee Justice Center's cover photo

The Milwaukee Justice Center
11/24/2020

The Milwaukee Justice Center

Thanks for the shout out Marquette University Career Services Center! Application deadline is December 7th
11/18/2020

Thanks for the shout out Marquette University Career Services Center! Application deadline is December 7th

This week's hot job is with the Milwaukee Justice Center! Help foster an equitable legal system, assisting clients with legal advice and information. Learn more and apply on Handshake: https://buff.ly/3fa6it8

Happy National #LoveYourLawyerDay! Thank you to all of our volunteer attorneys, we couldn't do our work without you!
11/06/2020

Happy National #LoveYourLawyerDay! Thank you to all of our volunteer attorneys, we couldn't do our work without you!

Today is the day! Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. If you are in line by 8PM, you will be able to vote. Be sure to bring ...
11/03/2020

Today is the day!

Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. If you are in line by 8PM, you will be able to vote. Be sure to bring your ID, proof of residency (may show on your phone), a pen and wear your mask!!

Find your polling place at myvote.wi.gov

If you plan to register before Election Day, now is your chance! Go to myvote.wi.gov to find your municipal clerk.Today ...
10/30/2020

If you plan to register before Election Day, now is your chance! Go to myvote.wi.gov to find your municipal clerk.

Today is the LAST day you can register and vote in person. Tomorrow registration will not be available at in person absentee sites!

10/27/2020

Did you know USPS recommends one week for your completed absentee ballot to be delivered to your clerk's office? If you plan to vote by mail, return your ballot today!

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

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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