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Low-Cost Legal Resources in Dane County

A list of legal assistance agencies and clinics in Dane County, WI. Organized by area of law.

Community Justice, Inc.

222 South Hamilton St., Suite 22
Phone: (608) 204-9642
Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Legal Assistance - Representation in many areas, including landlord/tenant, disability and mental health, employment, discrimination, consumer/credit child welfare, land use, environmental, and criminal law.

Eligibility - Individuals who are underrepresented and/or unable to afford an attorney. Potential clients must first participate in an intake phone interview that lasts 10-30 minutes.

Costs - Affordable representation through income-sensitive fees

Contact - Mr Mitch, Executive Attorney, (608) 204-9642; Kathryn Peacock, Executive Attorney, (608) 204-9642

Staff - Six lawyers, five of whom are graduates of UW

Publications - Web page - http://www.communityjusticeinc.org/ (includes client brochure)

Legal Action of Wisconsin

31 South Mills Street
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 256-3304 or 1-800-362-3904
Fax: (608) 256-0510
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Legal Assistance - Public benefits/Health law ( i.e. Wisconsin works [W-2],Supplemental Security Income [SSI], Food Stamps, Medicaid)Family law ( i.e. divorce, child support, custody) Senior law (i.e. medicare, social security, elder abuse)Housing (i.e. landlord-tenant, public and subsidized housing, rent control) Education (i.e. expulsion and suspension, school lunch program denials) Migrant Project (legal services to migrant farmers)Jobs/economic law (i.e. removal of legal barriers to employment)

Eligibility - Low income individuals and families. See http://www.badgerlaw.net/Home/PublicWeb/LAW/IncomeEligibilityPage for income guidelines

Costs - Free services for qualified, income-eligible persons

Contact - No particular contact person

Staff - Attorneys and paralegals

Publication - Web site - http://www.legalaction.org/

Note* - Walk in service, but times of service vary depending on the type of assistance that is needed.

Neighborhood Law Clinic

2300 S. Park St.(Villager Mall)
Madison, WI 53713
Phone:(608) 265-2441 
Fax (608) 442-1262
Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:30 (or by appointment)

 

Legal Assistance -  Provides free legal services to Dane County residents. NLP helps with legal problems involving housing, employment, and public benefits.

Eligibility - Dane County Residents.

Costs - Free services

Contact - No particular contact person

Staff - UW law students under the supervision of attorneys.

Publication - Web site - http://law.wisc.edu/eji/nlp/forthepublic.html

Author

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Sunil Rao
Contact:
975 Bascom Mall
Madison WI 53706
262-8294

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