The goal of the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic (a project of the Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association) is to bring services provided by the Milwaukee Justice Center to neighborhoods where it may be difficult for those residents to reach free legal assistance.
Pardon/ Expungement Clinic
The Expungement and Pardon Clinic, staffed by volunteer attorneys and law students, provides free, confidential assistance and brief legal advice and referrals for questions on Wisconsin criminal conviction records. Our services focus on assisting with pardon and expungement of criminal records.
We do NOT assist with civil or eviction records (see our information below about Civil/Family Brief Legal Advice or visit the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics website for information on getting free assistance with civil/eviction cases).
Questions on Eligibility and General Information: If you want to work with our volunteers to determine whether you are eligible to ask for a pardon or expungement of your criminal record (and if you are, what steps are involved), you can attend our virtual "Part A" clinics.
This online Zoom clinic is held each Monday from 1:00-3:00pm (Central Time) and is first-come, first-served (no appointment required).
To join the clinic, you will need to complete the following registration form starting at 12:45pm Monday: https://form.jotform.com/221314734945153. NOTE: You can only register for this clinic on Mondays from 12:45pm-2:00pm. The link will display as "Disabled"/"Form not found" until the registration period begins at 12:45 each Monday.
After you register, we will send you an initial confirmation text at the number you listed on the registration form. When your volunteers are ready to meet with you, we will text you again with the Zoom link you can click on to join the virtual meeting.
Depending on the number of people who register and the number of volunteers available, it's possible we won't have time to get to everyone. If that happens, you're welcome to join the next clinic.
If you'd rather get eligibility assistance over email, you can send an email to expungeMKE@gmail.com with your full name, date of birth, case number, and any other relevant details, and we can get back to you with our initial assessment of eligibility.
Civil/Family Brief Legal Advice
The brief legal advice clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys and law students. Volunteers provide free, confidential advice and referrals for questions on Wisconsin civil and family legal issues, including evictions (including eviction records), housing, small claims, debt/collections, probate, estate planning, divorce, child support, placement, custody, and more.
We cannot assist with active criminal cases or employment discrimination.
General Information: The Mobile Legal Clinic travels to host sites, including libraries, food pantries, and social service organizations to provide legal advice where community members already gather.
We provide assistance at several recurring host sites once a month. Some legal clinics are open to the public, while others serve only those who are registered to receive services through the host site. See descriptions in the Mobile Legal Clinic calendar for more information.
Brief legal advice clinics operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers aim to provide quality service to as many clients as possible, but we may not have time to assist everyone. If that happens, you can visit one of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics, which offer the same services at recurring host sites each week. Click here to view their walk-in hours and locations.
Do you need a will, power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for health care, or a medical directive? Estate planning clinics are held once a month at rotating host sites. Visit the Mobile Legal Clinic calendar for dates and locations. These services are offered by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an estate planning appointment.
We do not provide representation, go to court with clients, or assist with filing court forms/e-filing.