Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Wisconsin
Organization type(s): Provider


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Milwaukee’s staggering black-white economic divide

Tanzina Vega
CNN Money
August 16, 2016
The ongoing protests and violence that have occurred over the past several days in Milwaukee are about more than the police killing of Sylville Smith.

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Questions Loom Over Recent Deaths at Milwaukee County Jail

LaToya Dennis
WUWM (local NPR, Milwaukee)
November 21, 2016
Four people have died in the Milwaukee County Jail since April. A baby was the latest, and late last week, the mother filed a claim for $8.5 million in damages.


Landlords try to keep identities secret in cat-and-mouse game

Cary Spivak, Kevin Crowe
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
December 4, 2016
Landlords are routinely using LLCs to avoid paying fines incurred for renting out substandard, unsafe housing or for violating ordinances aimed at preserving neighborhoods.

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Milwaukee’s Legal Aid Society Takes On Neighborhood Lawyering

Maayan Silver
WUWM (local NPR, Milwaukee)
November 19, 2019
Low-income people and families can face eviction notices, problems with social security benefits, bankruptcy and more without the resources to get legal help. The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has been tackling these issues by providing free civil legal services for Milwaukee’s low-income population for over 100 years.

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Milwaukee’s Eviction Defense Project Provides Representation To Tenants In Poverty

Maayan Silver
WUWM (local NPR, Milwaukee)
November 20, 2019
Around half a million people need legal aid in Wisconsin and can't afford it. One main reason they need legal aid: eviction.

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Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Associated Press (AP)
August 4, 2020

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How Legal Aid Lawyers Have Been Preparing for More Evictions

Jared Brey
September 1, 2020

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Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.

Reuters News Service
October 19, 2020

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