Marquette Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association are partnering to launch the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic, a bus designed to provide free, brief legal advice to individuals who are outside of the areas currently served by legal volunteer efforts in metropolitan Milwaukee.
The Mobile Legal Clinic is believed to be the only service of its kind in Wisconsin, and one of only a handful in the nation delivering volunteer legal services in underserved areas, according to a news release from Marquette Law School.
It will be operated by the Milwaukee Justice Center, a collaborative project from the Milwaukee Bar Association, Marquette Law School and Milwaukee County.
The Mobile Legal Clinic will have its first outing Saturday at the John C. Cudahy YMCA, 9050 N. Swan Road, Milwaukee. It will host monthly sessions at that location through the end of the year before setting its full schedule for 2014.
The Mobile Legal Clinic was made possible by a gift from Marquette Law School graduates Frank Daily and Julianna Ebert to honor the pro bono work of Mike Gonring, their friend and longtime partner at Quarles & Brady.
Initially, the Mobile Legal Clinic will be staffed by attorneys from Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Marquette University law students.