Welcome

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.

News

Wisconsin veterans and their families who are at risk for homelessness now have a new legal resource thanks t[more]

Limited scope representation gets a boost

On April 4, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted unanimously to adopt a series of changes proposed in Petition 13[more]

From victim to advocate – one survivor’s story

For years, Judy Woller slept facing the bedroom door, listening for the click of a gun being cocked. Woller's[more]

“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.