Legal Resources

The following legal resources are provided for informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice or an endorsement of their content by Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Inc.

Pro Bono Civil Legal Aid Organizations:

Legal Action of Wisconsin

LAW serves residents in the southern half of Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Valley, and La Crosse.

Wisconsin Judicare

Judicare serves residents in the northern half of Wisconsin, including Wausau and the Chippewa Valley.

Disability Rights Wisconsin

DRW serves Wisconsin residents with disabilities with offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Rice Lake.

Lawyer Referrals

Milwaukee Lawyer Referral Service

The Milwaukee LRIS assists people everyday with their legal problems, has been in operation for over 60 years, and takes over 40,000 calls annually, referring over 8,000 callers to attorneys and community agencies.

State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Referral Service

If you have a legal problem and you’re looking for an attorney or other legal assistance in Wisconsin, the State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) can help you figure out if you need to hire a lawyer, and how to proceed if you do.

Self-Help and Online Resources

Wisconsin Free Legal Answers

Wisconsin Free Legal Answers is an online service for low-income residents who cannot afford a lawyer. It offers brief and confidential legal advice when you have a civil (not criminal) legal question. And, it’s free.

Wisconsin Courts Self-Help Law Center

The Wisconsin courts self-help law center is designed to help you find forms, learn about Wisconsin law and court procedures and represent yourself in some court matters. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice.

Other Resources

Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation

WisTAF is dedicated to equal access to the civil justice system, funding legal services for low-income persons through the fair and effective administration of Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF), and other sources.

Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission

The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created in 2009 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the request of the State Bar of Wisconsin to aid the courts in improving the administration of justice by supporting civil legal services to those who cannot afford them.

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