Eviction Defense Project
ATTENTION: Legal Action is limiting operations in reponse to the COVID-19 emergency. Please see details on our COVID-19 / Coronavirus Response Plan page under the "Contact us" heading.
Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction.
At the EDP, eligible clients can obtain FREE legal aid with their evictions, including:
• Brief legal advice
• Settlement assistance
• Document drafting
• Limited scope in-court representation
Potential clients at both locations should bring:
• Proof of income (if any)
• Court papers
• Rental agreements
The EDP has locations in Milwaukee and Dane Counties:
Milwaukee County Court House
901 N. 9TH ST., Room 411
Mondays, Thursdays, and certain Wednesdays and Fridays
Call (414) 278-7722 to confirm Project availability and visit the Project during open hours to obtain services.
Dane County Courthouse
215 S. Hamilton St., 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53703
Intake at L1007 / Law Library
Phone: (608) 256-3304
Fax: (608) 256-0510
Tenants are strongly encouraged to request help from the EDP by contacting Heidi as soon as possible after the eviction case has been filed. Tenants may also walk-in on Tuesdays, but should appear at least one hour before their scheduled court date. Whether or not the EDP can take the case will depend on the eligibility of the applicant and project capacity at the time the tenant applies for services.