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Learn about the Milwaukee Justice Center Thursday

By

Seth Weidmann

November 17, 2019

Mary Ferwerda, executive director of the Milwaukee Justice Center, will visit campus to discuss the need for organizations like the MJC and how students and alumni from Carthage can get involved. Her presentation and Q&A will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 in WOH’s Place, on the lower level of the TWC. The mission of the Milwaukee Justice Center is to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County’s low-income unrepresented litigants through court-based programs and legal resources. As their website states:

“Self-represented litigants have a fundamental right to access the justice system even if they cannot afford an attorney or do not qualify for legal aid. 

A single person earning more than $18,750 or a family of four earning more than $38,500 annually is considered ineligible for most free legal assistance. These families struggle to pay for basic necessities; rent, groceries and utilities. Thus, when faced with civil legal issues, many have no choice but to access the courts alone.”

Pizza, beverages, and sweets will be available.

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Equity & Inclusion Committee, Finance and Investment Club, Criminal Justice Program

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Seth Weidmann sweidmann@carthage.edu