The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the request of the State Bar of Wisconsin to aid the courts in improving the administration of justice. Our mission is to develop and encourage means of expanding access to the civil justice system for unrepresented low-income Wisconsin residents.

Who are we? We are not a direct services organization and we don’t provide funding for services. Our programs support the people and organizations that provide those vital services through legislative education, public education, and by providing a forum for sharing information about what works in civil legal aid.

What is civil legal aid? Watch this short video explainer to find out. In a nutshell, civil legal aid is a system of public and private resources (including lawyers and self-help tools) that ensure fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money you have. Together, they help build stronger communities.

Unemployment Law Training

The Commission is proud to have hosted a 4-part Zoom webinar training series on unemployment law for volunte[more]

Free Legal Answers Pandemic Update

Wisconsin Free Legal Answers, the online legal clinic sponsored by the Commission, has been a key component [more]

Last year was another great year for Wisconsin Free Legal Answers. Here are the numbers for 2019 (with compari[more]

  • Free Legal Answers
  • Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Report on the state of equal justice