Volunteer attorneys and Marquette University law students provide free brief legal advice and referral services (but no ongoing representation), including:
- Landlord-Tenant (Housing Specialist available at the Milwaukee Justice Center on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.)
- Credit & Consumer
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Child Support (Specialist available at House of Peace 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Hillview 2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
- Domestic Abuse
- Social Security
- Small Claims
- Municipal Violations
- Workers Compensation
- Unemployment Compensation
- Immigration (Hillview Clinic only)
- Other matters
***The MVLC is NOT able to assist with criminal matters.
Explanation of Clinic Services
The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic ("Clinic") is a brief legal advice and referral service staffed by volunteer Marquette University law students working with and supervised by volunteer members of the Wisconsin Bar. Our purpose is to provide you with basic legal information and appropriate referrals if more extensive services are needed. The Clinic cannot accept your case or represent you in any legal action in which you may be involved. Our assistance is limited to our meeting with you today and does not create an ongoing attorney-client relationship.
It is usually a good idea to have an attorney represent you, and it may be difficult to proceed without one. We will provide as much assistance as we can today, but you may be more successful if you have an attorney. If we are aware of any reasonable available alternatives to our service, we will refer you to them. We recommend that you contact any legal resources to which we refer you.
Information that you share with us will be treated as confidential by the Clinic and will not be disclosed unless the Clinic is required to do so under applicable state law.
While some persons may visit the Clinic on more than one occasion, each visit must stand on its own and does not establish an on-going attorney-client relationship. In addition, we reserve the right to refuse to see some returning individuals if it appears that their expectation for services is beyond the scope of our services—basic legal information and referrals.