Brief Legal Advice and Referral Services Throughout the Community
2013-14 MVLC Student Advisory Board
Back row from left: Aimee McGinty, Denise Chandler, Joe Riepenhoff, Bryant Park, David Herring
Front row from left: Katie Legel, Julia Westley, Myriem Bennani, Joy Sisler, Billy Ryder
At the MVLC, volunteer attorneys and MU law students serve the Milwaukee community by providing brief, pro bono legal advice and referral services to individuals in need of brief legal advice, while providing students with the opportunity to serve the community, enhance their classroom learning, observe practicing attorneys and be mentored by attorneys.
The vision of the MVLC is:
- To provide free, brief legal advice and referrals to individuals who would otherwise have limited or no access to the civil legal system.
- To provide a hands-on, real life, educational experience for students and to assist them in acquiring and developing skills necessary to practice law, all under the guidance of actual legal practitioners.
- To instill in the volunteer law students a recognition of their unique societal role and privilege as future members of the legal profession and the corresponding pro bono obligations of the profession.
- To reinforce and affirm the commitment of both the volunteer students and lawyers to be Marquette Lawyers, through association with other Marquette Lawyers donating time and talent to pro bono activities.
- To fulfill the Jesuit and Ignatian mission to be a person for others.
The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic provides brief legal information and referral on a walk-in basis. Legal information is provided in all areas of civil, but NOT CRIMINAL law. No attorney-client relationship is formed and on-going representation is not provided. No appointment is necessary. If you are interested in more information about MVLC services, go to: MVLC Operations. To read more about the MVLC, see the feature article in Marquette Magazine.