Legal Aid Society saves an elderly woman’s home.
An elderly woman owned a modest home on Milwaukee’s South Side. One day a stranger knocked on her door and told her she needed new siding and a new roof. He told her she could use the equity she had patiently built up over many years to finance the repairs. The high-interest loan payments consumed 70% of the woman’s monthly income.
Legal Aid Society's Taxpayer Assistance
Legal Aid Society Provides Foreclosure Mediation Assistance
If you are participating in the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation
Program and would like an attorney to represent you at your
mediation conference, please call Legal Aid's Foreclosure Intake and
Referral Hotline at 414-727-5373.
The Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program is a voluntary program which allows the parties in a foreclosure action to meet with a mediator and provides an opportunity for the homeowner to negotiate a work out (such as home retention or an alternative to foreclosure) with the lender/servicer. The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has set up a special program to represent homeowners in mediation. To read more about the mediation program, go to the MFMP Website at --
November 14, 2012
ACLU-WI & Legal Aid Society Join Ranks To Improve Jail Health Conditions
October 12, 2011
Wisconsin's Poor Are Entitled To An Equal Shot At Civil Justice
July 30, 2009
South Milwaukee Apartments Razing Forestalled
May 19, 2009
Probe Sought On South Milwaukee Apartments
February 25, 2009
Mayor Barrett Moves Ahead With Foreclosure Mediation Program
February 11, 2009
Lawmakers Urged To Slow Foreclosures
January 16, 2009
Foreclosures Rise 77% In Milwaukee County
BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCED
Marquette University Press has recently issued Equal Justice: A History of
the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. The book recounts the story of one of America's oldest, public-interest law firms in an accessible format for the general reader. This cloth-bound, hardcover book is available through
us for $35; postage is free anywhere in the United States.
Our Guardian ad Litem Division serves by court appointment as advocates for children in the Family and Children’s Courts.
The Mental Disability Law Division serves by court appointment as defense counsel in mental commitment cases and as guardians ad litem in judicial reviews of protective placements.
The Civil Division provides representation in family law, consumer
and bankruptcy matters, housing issues, public benefits, and civil
Am I Eligible for Legal Aid Society services?
If you have a simple question or an uncomplicated legal situation,
this online resource may be able to help. Click the link, ask
your question, and you'll have a response within 1-2 business days.
resource agencies in the Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, and Washington counties. This is the same
database used by 211 telephone staffers.