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Free Legal Answers Year In Review

Our Wisconsin Free Legal Answers online legal clinic project ended 2022 on another high note with 56 volunteers answering 1,824 legal questions and assisting 1,716 clients. Over 9,200 questions have been received since the program launched in 2016. The website received an average of 169 questions a month from low income individuals who had questions about Wisconsin law. Wisconsin Free Legal Answers is part of the national ABA Free Legal Answers network that  includes over 11,000 registered volunteer lawyers in 41 jurisdictions.

We are always looking for new volunteers who can help us keep wait times reasonable. It only takes about 20 minutes to respond to a typical question. And of course, after you sign up to volunteer with Free Legal Answers, the time that you spend answering questions through the website qualifies for CLE credit in Wisconsin (you can even track your volunteer time in the system). As you can see below, the questions cover a broad range of subject matters. 

This amazing service could not be successful without the volunteers. Thank you all for making a difference. Here are the top 10 Free Legal Answers volunteer attorneys for 2022 in two different categories. 

Most Questions Answered Most Volunteer Hours
1. Jason Moore, Milwaukee*
2. Karen Bauer, Milwaukee*
3. Michael Tobin, Madison *
4. Jill Johnson, Madison*
5. Michelle Behnke, Madison*
6. Stephen Harkess, Barrington, IL*
7. Daniel Rislove, Eau Claire
8. Ralph Johnson, Janesville
9. Jeffrey Hanes, Madison
10. Ebru Basaran-Shull, Sheboygan

*Over 100 questions answered
Jason Moore, Milwaukee*
Michelle Behnke, Madison*
Karen Bauer, Milwaukee*
Michael Tobin, Madison*
Stephen Harkess, Barrington, IL
Jill Johnson, Madison
Peter Klepacz, Milwaukee
Teresa Kobelt, Middleton
Thomas Cameron, Milwaukee
Daniel Rislove, Eau Claire

*50 or more hours of service
2022 Questions Received by County
2022 Questions Received by Topic