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"Our communities are webs. ... If we dislocate one family it affects us personally," says Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Richard Sankovitz. "When access to justice is denied to those people, it affects us personally."
Sankovitz explains why access to justice matters for everyone and how lawyers can get involved in their own communities. He presented at the 2017 Wisconsin Equal Justice Conference, March 10, at the State Bar Center in Madison.
'We Can Do Better Than This': Judge Everett Mitchell on Being Visible in Your Community
From an abused and traumatized child to a Dane County Circuit Court judge, Everett Mitchell talks about how his past informs his views on the role of lawyers and judges in the community.
Rise Up: Crisis Looms for State’s Low-income Citizens and Their Lawyers
A federal budget proposal to defund the Legal Services Corporation, a major funding source for two longstanding legal aid organizations in Wisconsin, would hurt low-income veterans, domestic abuse victims, and other Wisconsin residents.