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The Pandemic and Pro Bono Legal Aid in Wisconsin

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, I wanted to update you on the good work that Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund’s three beneficiary legal aid law firms are doing to help those most vulnerable to the economic fallout of this crisis. Our beneficiary organizations have temporarily closed their offices and suspended some services and programs […]

Aaron Rodgers Chooses Legal Action of Wisconsin to Receive $50,000 Green Bay Packers Donation

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has selected Legal Action of Wisconsin to receive a $50,000 donation from the Packers.

WEJF’s 2017 Campaign Raises $297,000

WEJF’s 2017 campaign raised over $297,000 for our three beneficiary legal aid providers: Disability Rights Wisconsin, Legal Action of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Judicare. This is the fourth largest amount raised in our 15-year history, and a $15,000 increase over 2016. Your donation to WEJF is important because our funds are a rare source of unrestricted funds for our […]

2016 Fundraising Campaign Results

Thanks to Wisconsin’s legal community for generously supporting our 2016 fundraising campaign.

WEJF Acts to Preserve LSC Funding

President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates all funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Wisconsin’s two LSC funded legal aid providers, Legal Action of Wisconsin (LAW) and Wisconsin Judicare, will be severely impacted by the elimination of the LSC.

Letter to Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation in Support of LSC Funding

April 6, 2017   The Honorable Tammy Baldwin U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Ron Johnson U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Sean Duffy U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   The Honorable Mike Gallagher U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   The Honorable Glenn Grothman U.S. House of […]

LAW Attorney Helps Homeless Family Regain Shelter

For nine months prior to May 2010, Shatara Jackson had been enrolled in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program administered through the Housing Authority of Racine County (HARC). Everything had been going well for Jackson and her four-year-old daughter, so she was shocked when she received a letter from HARC that month stating her housing assistance had […]

Wisconsin Judicare Creates Video to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

In preparation for its 50th Anniversary celebration on October 22, Wisconsin Judicare produced this video chronicling its history and many successes helping the poor in Central and Northern Wisconsin with critical legal needs. WEJF is proud to raise funds on behalf of Judicare to support their important work. If you’d like to support Judicare’s services, […]

Legal Action of Wisconsin Featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect”

Attorney Matthew Hayes of Legal Action of Wisconsin was recently featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect” to discuss law issues important to senior citizens. Hayes highlighted some of the legal issues faced by seniors, and discussed how LAW attorneys are able to help. Housing issues, elder abuse, or a loss of Medicaid or food stamps are just some of […]

Using Limited Resources In Creative Ways

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Disability Rights Wisconsin and Wisconsin Judicare have found ways to stretch their resources in uncommon – but very successful – ways to make a difference in the lives of Wisconsin residents with very limited resources.

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