Technology for Free Legal Help and Links to Community Services

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.

WHAT'S NEW?

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

A COVID Crisis Call to Action - LIFT Dane and Community Partners Speak Out

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, More Support is Needed in Our Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a reinterpretation of what poverty means as more and more Dane County residents lose their jobs. Many Dane County families cannot pay rent, buy food, or afford medical care. In response to this global pandemic, state and federal governments are taking unprecedented steps to save lives now, and to save the economy in the long term.  Governor Evers banned  evictions and foreclosures for 60 days. Federal emergency legislation now allows workers in the gig economy to file for and receive unemployment insurance benefits. Orders and legislation like these were once considered unthinkable. Now they just make sense for the economic health of our state. Our local and state leaders can be in the forefront by taking affirmative steps to make sure our economy is not dragged down by barriers to financial growth.

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TECHNOLOGY

Legal Tune Up App

LIFT Dane is creating an innovative tool to help people get a legal health check-up. The unique technology of the new Legal Tune Up will allow people to check on their civil legal problems right from a smartphone or computer.
The easy-to-use web-based app will display your personal files and provide free self-help information to determine if you can resolve any legal issues on your own. If you need further legal assistance, the app will guide you to a lawyer who can provide free legal advice.

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TEAM

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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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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Community Support

Thank You!

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 or get involved.

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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.

Donate now