The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created in 2009 by the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the request of the State Bar of Wisconsin to aid the courts in improving the administration of justice by supporting civil legal services to those who cannot afford them. Our mission is to develop and encourage means of expanding access to the civil justice system for unrepresented low-income Wisconsin residents. Achieving such an ambitious objective will require great effort and a long-term commitment from everyone who has a stake in equal justice under law for every Wisconsin resident. We are prepared to make that commitment and we invite you to join us.


The rising cost of housing has led to an increase in the number of evictions nationwide, and Wisconsin is [more]

“I felt hopeless until they stepped in.” “This service kept me from becoming homeless and bankrupt.[more]

Supreme Court action on access to justice

On April 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted unanimously to adopt a change proposed by the Access to Justice[more]

Access to Justice hearings report

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Pro Bono Honor Society

“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building,
it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists… it is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.”
Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.