Access to a civil legal aid attorney is essential to LIFT Dane’s mission to clear the civil legal barriers that impede economic prosperity for Wisconsin families. Every day we hear of people across Wisconsin whose economic futures are being hampered by medical debt, pending evictions, and driver’s license fees and forfeitures. Yet Wisconsin ranks at the bottom among our neighboring states in funding for civil legal aid.
Two provisions in the proposed state budget would increase funding for civil legal aid by $2.5 million, giving thousands more Wisconsinites access to legal assistance.
Our friends at the State Bar of Wisconsin are helping lead the effort to secure this critical funding. Visit the State Bar of Wisconsin Action Network to learn more and to send a message to your state legislators today!