News Story (Wisconsin)
WUWM (local NPR, Milwaukee)
November 20, 2019
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Around 1 p.m., elevators open onto the fourth floor of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. People trickle off and head to room 400 — where eviction cases are heard. Right across the hall sits the Eviction Defense Project. There, eligible tenants who are being evicted can get free legal services, explains head paralegal Don Tolbert.
“They come in, we screen them for eligibility, and then we have them meet with our volunteer attorneys who can either give them advice, negotiate with the landlord and actually represent them in court that day,” Tolbert says.