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Tag Archives: Legal Aid Society

Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue

The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated — and more at risk of overheating.

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Making time for pro bono

The Rules of Professional Conduct don’t require pro bono service, but they strongly recommend it. Fifty hours per year, to be exact.

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Legal Aid Society luncheon (PHOTOS)

The Legal Aid Society hosted its 96th anniversary luncheon Sept. 6 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was the event’s principal speaker, and remarks also were made by Peter Stone, of Foley & Lardner LLP, and Marina Dimitrijevic, chairman of the Milwaukee County Board.

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Gov.’s budget cuts into legal services for poor (UPDATE)

Civil legal service providers for poor people in Wisconsin are facing substantial cuts pending the inclusion of a budget proposal that eliminates all state money for those organizations. Part of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 budget reallocates money collected by the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation and distributed to organizations such as Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Legal Action of Wisconsin ...

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