Thank you so much for your generous gift to the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund! Your support will aid low-income individuals and families in Wisconsin by providing them with free legal assistance to help them through some of life’s biggest challenges – unemployment, unsafe living conditions, homelessness, etc.
You are helping people like Mae, an elderly woman on a limited income living in public housing. Mae received a 14-day notice terminating her housing tenancy for several alleged lease violations. She requested a formal hearing with the public housing authority to challenge the termination. At the first formal hearing, the termination was upheld. Mae then requested a second formal hearing and contacted WEJF beneficiary Judicare Legal Aid for assistance. At the second formal hearing, the decision to terminate her tenancy was overturned due to insufficient evidence of material non-compliance with the lease agreement.
More Ways to Help
You can help more people needing legal assistance by helping WEJF and our beneficiary organizations – the civil legal aid providers.
- Read the monthly WEJF e-newsletter to stay informed about WEJF and civil legal aid services around Wisconsin. You’re already signed up because you donated, but you can always unsubscribe at the bottom of each email or just let us know.
- Ask your employer to donate to WEJF – The company or organization will be recognized on WEJF’s website (and additional sponsorship information can be found here). Some employers offer matching donations for employee charitable contributions. See if your employer matches your charitable donations.
- Spread awareness – Follow WEJF on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn and like and share the posts (and do the same for the WEJF beneficiaries and the Civil Legal Aid Alliance of Wisconsin) –
- Legal Action of Wisconsin on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
- Judicare Legal Aid on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook (FB page temporarily hijacked and not managed by Judicare);
- Disability Rights Wisconsin on Facebook and Twitter;
- Civil Legal Aid Alliance of Wisconsin (CLAAW), to which the above organizations all belong: LinkedIn;
- Request government funding –
- Call or email your Wisconsin state legislators and ask them to support civil legal aid in the next state budget;
- Find and contact your members in the U.S. Congress and ask them to increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation that provides funding to Legal Action, Judicare, and 129 other independent non-profit legal aid organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories;
- Volunteer your time for a pro bono case – Find pro bono volunteer opportunities across the state on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Pro Bono Portal. Donating 50 hours or more of your time to pro bono legal work in a year can get you recognized in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Pro Bono Honors Society.
Thanks again for already making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors in this state.