NRLD member J.J. Moore graduated in May 2018 with a JD and an MBA from Marquette University, and has wasted no time in making a positive impact.
Moore recently started a position as a staff attorney for the Hampden County Bar Association in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he works on developing and implementing a new Consumer Debt Initiative.
Previously, he was a coordinator for the Mobile Legal Clinic in Milwaukee. The clinic, which is a joint project of Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association, brings services provided by the Milwaukee Justice Center out to isolated neighborhoods where it is difficult for residents to reach free legal assistance.
Wisconsin Free Legal Answers
In 2018, Moore volunteered at Wisconsin Free Legal Answers, a pro bono project from the Access to Justice Commission. According to its website:
Wisconsin Free Legal Answers provides an easy to use way for eligible members of the public to obtain free legal advice from licensed Wisconsin attorneys. Attorneys volunteer their time to answer civil legal questions posed by eligible individuals through the website. Attorneys can now earn CLE credit for their volunteer time providing legal advice through this project.
Anu Chudasama, U.W. 2010, is an associate attorney with Harper & Peterson PLLC, Woodbury, Minnesota. She devotes 100 percent of her practice to representing clients who have been injured.
Visit wi.freelegalanswers.org for information about how to volunteer.
The project completed the 2018 year with a substantial increase in the number of volunteers and questions answered.
A total of 832 questions were asked from every Wisconsin county, of which 742 questions were answered.
More than 150 Questions
Moore, with Milwaukee attorneys Karen Bauer (who serves on the State Bar Board of Governors) and Brenda Lewison, were the top three volunteers in 2018, answering more than 50 questions each, and therefore, contributed significantly to achieving the excellent answer rate of nearly 90 percent.
Moore states that his passion is serving those that otherwise would not understand their rights.
We see that, and congratulate Moore for his dedication to the service of others and contributions in providing access to justice.