Dec.4, 2013 – im∙pact: a powerful or major influence or effect
In 2013, the Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF) awarded more than $26,000 to high-impact public service and education programs statewide. Your support made the difference.
“Because of the generous support of our members, more than 3,000 students, teachers, parents, attorneys, and judges across the state were able to participate in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program this year,” said WLF President Dean Dietrich. “Thanks to member support, Teen Court programs in Crawford and Grant counties were able to sustain and expand their critically needed services.”
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Mailed contributions should be sent to: Wisconsin Law Foundation, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158. If you prefer to make your contribution via credit card over the phone, call Beth Drake at (608) 250-6171 or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6171.
Following is a sampling of the impact your contributions to the WLF have had this past year:
Hundreds of citizens across Wisconsin have participated in Our Courts Wisconsin – a new innovative State Bar of Wisconsin program that educates the public about the courts and the legal system.
More than 1,000 individuals needing legal assistance who were unable to afford legal representation were helped by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Pro Se Help Desk.
Centro Legal was able to provide legal support to more than 1,800 people through its Family Law Consultation Program.
ABC for Health, Inc. received vital funds to co-sponsor in Winnebago, Polk, and Milwaukee counties the new “2013 Insurance Changes with Exchanges” educational workshops, webcast, and corresponding consumer publication.
The Milwaukee Justice Center was able to convert its client intake system from paper to electronic greatly improving the efficiency and accuracy of data collected. This change will greatly enhance the Center’s impact in helping citizens who cannot afford legal services and representation but don’t qualify for other legal assistance.
Read Impact, the Wisconsin Law Foundation newsletter, to learn more about the foundation’s work.
“We need your help today to continue to grow the Foundation so we can continue to fund worthy programs like these and expand our impact in furthering our mission of law-related public service and education,” said Dietrich.
“Please consider an end-of-the-year gift to the Wisconsin Law Foundation,” he said. “Your support will help us to continue to fund innovative and creative programs that improve the vision of the American Justice System and will ensure important public service and education projects like Mock Trial and our new Our Courts Wisconsin program continue to grow – even in tough economic times.”
About the Wisconsin Law Foundation
The WLF is the charitable and educational arm of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The Foundation serves to promote public understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice and other law-related public service through funding of innovative and creative programs that improve the vision of the American justice system. For more information, visit the Wisconsin Law Foundation, or contact org wlf-fellows wisbar Beth Drake at (608) 250-6171 or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6171.