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Home : Volunteer Lawyer Project : Milwaukee Eviction Defense Project

Milwaukee Eviction Defense Project

Eviction Defense Project (Litigation & Non-Litigation Opportunities!)

Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction. 

Why We Need YOU!

·       There is a significant gap in legal representation and assistance for tenants facing eviction - more than 50% of landlords were represented by an attorney in 2016, whereas less than 1% of renters were represented by an attorney.

·       The Eviction Defense Project thrives on the assistance of volunteer attorneys like you to provide free legal representation and assistance to tenants facing eviction.

·       Eviction proceedings determine a tenant's ability to maintain safe and affordable housing. It is crucial for tenants to have representation to help them navigate the legal system when the stakes are so high.

·       In 2016, pre-launch of the EDP in 2017, tenants had representation in only 112 out of 13,457 filed eviction cases (0.8%).

·       In 2019 alone, the EDP represented 690 clients. 567 of those cases involved in-court representation, where EDP attorneys prevented eviction in 504 of those cases (89%) and delayed eviction in 52 (9%). Accordingly, tenants avoided or delayed eviction in 98% of cases with the EDP.


NON-LITIGATION OPPORTUNITIES +

LITIGATION OPPORTUNITIES +

Eviction Defense Project – Eviction Record Sealing Opportunities +

Register Today!

Register to Volunteer HERE and email Abrielle Newman at ARN@legalaction.org with any questions!