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    Do Good, Do Pro Bono: Free Training with Legal Action of Wisconsin

    The Volunteer Lawyers Project offers free CLE-approved training to lawyers who volunteer with Legal Action of Wisconsin. Register today – training begins tomorrow, Oct.19, in Madison, with additional training offered in La Crosse and Milwaukee through Nov. 17.
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    Oct. 18, 2017 – Attorneys who volunteer their time through Legal Action's Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) make a big difference for low-income residents of Wisconsin.

    The VLP offers free CLE-approved training to lawyers who commit to providing pro bono legal services to Legal Action of Wisconsin’s low-income clients.

    The 2017 VLP fall training series takes place Oct. 19-20 in Madison, Oct. 27 in La Crosse, and Nov. 15-17 in Milwaukee.

    Volunteers Needed

    Legal Action of Wisconsin needs volunteers to represent clients in:

    • Protection orders (domestic violence victims)
    • Family law cases (e.g., divorce and custody, etc.)
    • Evictions and other housing and foreclosure cases
    • Consumer cases
    • Small business startup and business assistance

    The organization is also seeking volunteers to provide advice during advice clinic times on:

    • Evictions and other housing law problems
    • Consumer and bankruptcy issues

    Free CLE-approved Training

    The annual series of seminars begins in Madison at the Goodman Community Center.  

    The seminars in Madison this week are:

    • Oct. 19 – Representing Clients in Bankruptcy
    • Oct. 19 – Estate Planning for Small Estates
    • Oct. 20 – Family Law

    The training seminar in La Crosse will be at the La Crosse County Courthouse:

    • Oct. 27 –  Guardian ad Litem and Family Law

    The training continues in Milwaukee at UWM School of Continuing Education:

    • Nov. 15 – Consumer Law
    • Nov. 16 – Unemployment Compensation and Tax Law
    • Nov. 17 – Eliminating Barriers to Employment

    The VLP offers this training to recruit and support lawyers who provide pro bono legal services to low-income residents of the 39 southernmost counties in Wisconsin.

    This is an especially important time to get involved in pro bono legal services while the number of people needing assistance increases and funding for legal services providers has been drastically reduced.

    More information about the VLP’s training program and the work of the Volunteer Lawyers Project is available on the VLP website or by calling (414) 278-7722 or toll-free at (888) 278-0633.

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