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John Ebbott

Oct 20, 2014

Representation for indigent clients on slow path

For the first time in recent memory, advocates for expanding civil legal services for indigent clients in Wisconsin want the Legislature to study the effects it would have on the state.

Jun 18, 2014

Court pushes counsel appointment petition to end of year at earliest

A state Supreme Court rules petition that aims to establish a pilot project to study the appointment of counsel in civil cases will most likely not be heard until at least later this year.

May 1, 2014

Longtime staffer to take the reins at Legal Action

A longtime managing attorney of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. will take over as executive director next week.

Feb 28, 2014

EDITORIAL: Wanted: Leaders who will not settle

The state’s civil courts are the realm of the rich, those who can afford as many lawyers as they need.

Feb 18, 2014

Domestic violence groups support proposed pro se rule change

Domestic violence groups are showing an interest in a potential state Supreme Court rule that would give judges leeway on how to deal with those representing themselves in court. The rule, if the court adopts it, would permit judges to “make reasonable efforts to facilitate the ability of all litigants, including self-represented litigants, to be […]

Dec 13, 2013

Ebbott and Cannon ‘would not compromise’

John Ebbott is stepping down from his role leading Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., but his passion for equal representation remains strong.

Dec 12, 2013

Ebbott retiring as head of Legal Action of Wisconsin

The executive director of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. is retiring next year, marking the second high-profile loss to the Milwaukee legal services community this week.

Sep 30, 2013

Legal Action director renews push for civil appointments

A petition filed Monday with the state Supreme Court seeks to renew a push for civil appointments that previously died due to lack of financial support.

Dec 5, 2011

Wis. Supreme Court considers asking State Bar to help pay for civil appointments

Reluctant to require counties to pay the cost of civil appointments for poor people, the Wisconsin Supreme Court may turn to the State Bar for money to develop one or more pilot projects and test an ambitious proposal that could ultimately cost about $56 million per year.

Nov 17, 2011

Legal service providers brace for another round of cuts

After losing state money earlier this year, legal service providers in Wisconsin are bracing for a dip in federal aid, as well.

Oct 18, 2011

Judges, justices seek more guidance in civil appointment proposal

As cost concerns loom over a proposal to expand civil appointments in state, members of the judiciary this week also began to question how such appointments would be divvied up without a plan for how to assign cases.

Oct 7, 2011

State, counties juggle potential costs of civil appointment plan (UPDATE)

While the state Supreme Court considers a proposal to broaden the appointment of counsel in civil cases, Wisconsin and its counties are playing hot potato with who will pay for the plan if it gains approval.


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