Brief Legal Advice and Referral Services Throughout the Community
2012-13 MVLC Student Coordinators
Back row from left: Myriem Bennani, Joy Sisler, Adam Koenings, Bryant Park, Joe Riepenhoff, Kristin Lindemann
Front row from left: Heidi Gabriel, Nicole Cameli
At the MVLC, volunteer attorneys and MU law students serve the Milwaukee community by providing pro bono legal information and referral services to individuals in need of legal assistance, while providing the students with the opportunity to serve the community, enhance their classroom learning, observe practicing attorneys and be mentored by same.
The vision of the MVLC is:
- To provide free legal assistance and information 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.