Attorneys


Do you remember WHY you became a lawyer?  To HELP People!

Join our efforts to ensure fairness in the justice system for all Northern Wisconsin residents, regardless of how much money they have.Wisconsin Judicare has many low-bono and pro bono opportunities for busy lawyers like you.

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Spring 2017 CLE Seminar

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Past CLE Seminar Recordings

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Become a Judicare Participating Attorney

Wisconsin Judicare invites attorneys and tribal court lay advocates to join us in our efforts to ensure fairness in the justice system for all Northern Wisconsin residents, regardless of how much money they have. Wisconsin Judicare has many "low-bono" and pro bono opportunities for lawyers and advocates. .

Our "low-bono" participating attorneys are paid $50.00 an hour, and lay advocates are paid $30.00 an hour, for cases approved by our program. Of course, if you prefer, these opportunities are also available to do pro bono!

Judicare covers a wide variety of civil cases, including but not limited to consumer, education, family, health, housing, income maintenance, and individual rights. We need your help to continue this success.

Benefits of Becoming a Judicare Participating Attorney

  • Free Continuing Legal Education credits (CLE) - Wisconsin Judicare regularly sponsors CLE seminars that are free for attorneys and lay advocates who participate in our program.
  • Judicare staff attorneys are available to provide back-up support on Judicare cases in the form of legal research or research materials.
  • Judicare provides secondary malpractice insurance.
  • Gain valuable experience in new areas of law while developing your own clientele.
  • Participating attorneys are compensated for their time.
  • Participating attorneys assist low-income clients in obtaining equal access to the legal system and provide them with the only available opportunity to seek competent legal advice.

Once your name is added to the list of distinguished participating attorneys, you can receive these benefits while performing a public service helping low-income clients who can't afford to pay their own legal fees.  As a participating attorney, we simply request that you provide limited pro bono hours by taking 1 extended case or 5 initial consultations for counsel and advice to our eligible clients within the first 12 months.

Please help!

Please help continue the great partnership between Wisconsin Judicare and the private bar in serving the low-income population of northern Wisconsin. If you’re interested in participating in Wisconsin Judicare’s Participating Attorney program, or if you would like more information, please contact Judicare's Pro Bono Director, Marka Henkelman, at (715) 842-1681 or (800) 472-1638, or email her at mhenkelman@judicare.org.  Click here for the Sign-Up form (also located at the bottom of this page), which can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to our office.

Types of Covered Cases

  • Family Law
  • Housing
  • Tax Controversies
  • Consumer
  • Bankruptcy
  • Indian Law
  • Public Benefits
  • SSI/SSDI
  • Domestic Violence-related cases

If you are currently participating in the Wisconsin Judicare program as a participating attorney, click here for a copy of the PAI Handbook.

Resources for Pre-Law and Law Students

http://www.4lawschool.com/ 

Forms available to private attorneys who want to participate or who are already participating as a Judicare attorney

Help out your community and feel great about yourself by doing pro bono or "low bono" work with Wisconsin Judicare.

Wisconsin Judicare appreciates feedback from its participating attorneys.  To provide comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Judicare.


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