What We Do

The mission of LIFT Dane is to provide efficient, technology driven legal assistance to clear civil legal barriers to economic prosperity for Dane County families, to transform legal and court systems to prevent economic drags, and to contribute to national reform movements to improve access to civil legal justice.



Are Driver’s License Problems Keeping you Off the Road?
Get Free Legal Help with Your Wisconsin Driver’s License

Our attorneys can help!

Interested in attending the next Driver's License clinic?
April 2020 - Date & Location to be determined

LIFT Dane will be available to assist people with reinstating or obtaining their Wisconsin driver’s licenses. Participants will meet one-on-one with LIFT Dane’s volunteer attorneys to receive help with driver’s license-related issues like:

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To be notified for the next LIFT Dane Pop-up Legal Clinic, please contact:
Fred Lauing, LIFT Dane Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
1-608-242-4563 ~ flauing@liftdane.org

How Can You Help?

Every time a suspended license is reinstated, the license holder must pay a $65.00 reinstatement fee. This can be a barrier to many who otherwise have the ability to drive again.   To help people recover their driver's licenses and to get back on the road, please donate to our fund for paying Driver's License Reinstatement Fees.

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Would you like more information about LIFT Dane? Download our brochure.


Who we are

Capitalizing on over 100 years of combined experience of our partner organizations, LIFT Dane is a collaboration between the Economic Justice Institute, Inc., Legal Action of Wisconsin, the UW Law School’s civil legal clinics, the Center for Patient Partnerships, and the Employment And Training Association (EATA) of Dane County.

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Community Support

We are so grateful for the continuing support from our community and partners like Schmidt Futures. Every donation brings us closer to achieving our goals for civil legal justice. If you'd like to join our growing list of supporters, please donate today.


Featured Blog Posts

LIFT Dane News - March 2020
Although many of you may be reading this post from the comfort and safety of your home, LIFT Dane continues its work developing technology and providing services in our community. Here' are some updates on what we've been working on.
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Happy New Year From the LIFT Dane team!
As always, we appreciate your support of LIFT Dane as we work towards a more healthy and vibrant Dane County community.
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Milwaukee Business Journal Names LIFT Dane as a Startup to Watch in 2020!
LIFT Dane has been selected as one of 20 Wisconsin startups to watch in 2020 by Wisconsin Inno, a sister firm to the Milwaukee Business Journal.
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