Students can choose from the following 3 locations:
House of Peace Community Center
Address: 1702 W. Walnut Street
Transportation: Shuttle Provided
Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesday 2:45-5:00pm OR 5-7pm
Milwaukee Justice Center
Address: 901 N. 9th Street, Room 106
Transportation: Within walking distance of MU
Days/Hours of Operation: Thursday 1:45-4:00pm
United Community Center
Address: 730 W. Washington Street (Intermediate Spanish-speaking skill necessary)
By car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave toward N. 12th Street. Turn right onto N. 12th St. Turn right onto W. Wells Street. Turn right onto N. 6th Street. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto S. 6th Street. Turn right onto W. Washington Street.
By bus: Take the BLU bus 9 stops to S. 6th Street and National Ave. Walk 7 minutes.
Days/Hours of Operation: Wednesday 4:45-7:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: At the MVLC sites, 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.
Student Role in Agency: Students doing intake at our clinics would engage in the following tasks: Greet clients seeking services (Spanish needed for Hillview location on Wednesdays), briefly explain nature of service provided to clients, take names of clients, as well as type of case, do a “frequency check” to see if the client has utilized any of our clinics in the past, and if so, what it was regarding, interact with law students and/or attorneys when they come to get a client, enter client information into the MVLC database (currently only at the MJC), maintain client confidentiality, if necessary, provide “priority cards” to clients who will not be able to be seen due to time restraints so that they can be seen first at a later clinic, answer questions clients may have and provide referrals, if necessary.