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For more information, please see the Legal Action Eviction Defense Project Web site.

Legal Action Eviction Defense Project

Address: 901 N. 9TH ST., ROOM G-9 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Transportation:

By Bus: Take Bus 30 east on Wisconsin Ave to 10th Street. Exit and walk north on 10th Street until you reach the 10th Street entrance of the courthouse. Take the elevator or stairs to floor G and go to room G-9.

By Car: Take Wisconsin Ave east to 10th Street. Turn left on 10th Street until you reach the 10th Street entrance of the courthouse. Street parking is available in the area. In the alternative, an underground garage is accessible on 7th Street (follow the signs within the garage to access the courthouse). Upon entry to the courthouse, take the elevator or stairs to floor G and go to room G-9.

Orientation: Set up individually

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Days/Hours of Operation:
The Eviction Defense Project operates on Thursdays, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Student volunteers would be asked to arrive at 11:30am and volunteer until 2:00pm.

Description of Agency:
The Eviction Defense Project (the "EDP" or the "Project") is a program of Legal Action of Wisconsin, which is a non-profit law firm operating since 1968 to provide justice to low-income individuals. The EDP was formally launched on January 5, 2017, and seeks to reduce housing instability for low income Milwaukee County families, especially those with children, by providing tenants with greater access to civil legal aid through onsite, limited scope, representation at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Student Role in Agency:
Volunteer students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the county courthouse with attorneys, clients, and courthouse staff. Students will sign clients into the Project and escort them to intake and volunteer attorneys, and assist them in navigating the courthouse. Students will also be asked to assist with administrative responsibilities including intake, file maintenance, and data entry.

Commitment/Requirements:

Requirements
 Regular attendance from 11:30am to 2:00pm, every Thursday.
 Students are required to keep any case and client information that they obtain confidential.
 Students are asked to dress in professional (business casual) attire if possible.

Preferred (Please Indicate on Application)
 Students with an interest in social justice, economic inequality, and/or law school.
 Students interested in volunteering with the Project over holidays (e.g., spring and summer vacation).


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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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