For too many Wisconsin residents, a fundamental promise of our democracy – equal justice under law – is simply out of reach. They are already sacrificing health insurance to pay the rent, prescription drugs to keep up with the mortgage and groceries to cover child care. When they need help with a legal problem, they cannot afford the professional legal help they need but they cannot effectively represent themselves. They fall into the “justice gap.”
Wisconsin lawyers are uniquely qualified to help close the justice gap and we have an ethical obligation to try.
Pro bono service also helps to strengthen your existing skills, exposes you to new areas of law, and helps you network with other professionals.
Explore the pro bono areas linked below to find how we can help you answer the call to serve. Contact the State Bar Pro Bono Coordinator if you have questions or ideas.