UW Law School Pro Bono Program

Save the Date: Veterans Law Center Training

Thursday, February 18 in room 5229
 We will provide Jimmy John's for lunch. RSVP here.

Please complete the online ethics course here before attending the VLC training.

Upcoming Events and Trainings

Ready to Rent

Wisconsin law allows landlords to discriminate against potential tenants based on prior convictions. As a result, it is extremely difficult for those with criminal convictions to secure housing. In order to combat this discrimination, the Ready to Rent program educates incarcerated individuals about housing issues and landlord-tenant law. If you are interested in participating in this Pro Bono opportunity, you must do both of the following: 1) Attend the student training listed below and 2) Attend a jail training at the Public Safety building, coordinated by the Ready to Rent program.

Date: Monday, February 15th 
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Room 5246
Details: We will provide an overview of the program and a housing law primer. Materials will be provided, so there is no need to have prior training in housing law! This training is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. More information about the program will be provided at the student training. If you have questions about the program, feel free to contact us here.

Tenant Resource Center

Date: Sat/Sun February 20 & 21
Time: 10am - 4pm (both days are required)
Location: 1202 Williamson Street, Social Justice Center Conference Room
Details: All materials and lunch will be provided. We will be teaching from our book on landlord and tenant law in a casual, classroom-style environment. The end of the class will be an orientation in our office, followed by shadowing sessions with experienced counselors. Please register HERE for the February 2016 volunteer training.

Wills for Heroes

Through the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes Program, volunteer lawyers, students and support personnel participate in clinics scheduled for first responder organizations around the state. At these events, volunteer lawyers and students prepare wills and other estate planning documents free of charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Interested students should register as witnesses for the morning, afternoon, or both. Students who are notaries in Wisconsin may register for either a notary or witness slot.

Brown Deer Police Department
Saturday, February 27
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here

Waukesha Police Department
Saturday, March 12
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.

Monona Police Department
Saturday, March 19
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.

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