The Legal Services Corp. has announced that 14 legal aid organizations, including the Legal Action of Wisconsin, will receive Pro Bono Innovation Grants totaling $4,347,185 to expand pro bono legal services for low-income clients.
The funded projects will engage pro bono lawyers and other volunteers to better meet the civil legal needs of low-income Americans. The projects offer effective, replicable solutions to persistent challenges in current pro bono delivery systems.
In Wisconsin, Legal Action of Wisconsin will receive $371,554 to support its Low-Income Technical College Students Project. The project’s goal is to improve education and employment outcomes for low-income technical college students by resolving or mitigating civil legal problems that prevent them from getting a degree, using their degree, or achieving the highest level of occupational credentialing and licensing.
The project also aims to build and test a new place-based model of pro bono delivery for replication in other communities that have technical or community colleges as partners.