News Story (Wisconsin)
WUWM (local NPR, Milwaukee)
November 19, 2019
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Tags: Access to Justice
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
People have gone to Legal Aid’s downtown location for intake hours or to a few, less frequent outreach sites for decades to see if they qualify for a Legal Aid lawyer taking up their case. And for 17 years, the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic has been running clinics around the city for people to get brief legal advice from law students and lawyers.
Now, the organizations have joined forces. So, that means Hernandez goes to the UCC every week and actually takes on cases, beyond brief legal advice.
For most cases, people qualify for services if they earn less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a single person in 2019, that’s about $12,500 or less.