WJI is partnering with ACLU-Wisconsin, Legal Action of Wisconsin and the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee to provide information about how to navigate municipal courts if you are a defendant charged with an ordinance violation.
A new ACLU video with important tips and information is below. Please watch it if you are dealing with municipal tickets now or you might possibly get a ticket in the future.
WJI and its partners also are developing a special WJI web page to help people figure out who to contact and where to go when they have municipal court dates in Milwaukee County. The Milwaukee County Municipal Courts page is here and is listed in the tabs at the top of this website.
The new page includes a copy of the partners' Municipal Court "Know Your Rights" card. Funding for the card was provided by the Wisconsin Law Foundation.
WJI and its partners will add to the page as we get new or updated information and as municipalities improve the information they provide to the public.
Legal Action attorney Kori Ashley will be the guest speaker at the March 27 Wisconsin Justice Initiative Salon. Ashley is the first lawyer the City of Milwaukee retained to represent indigent defendants in Milwaukee Municipal Court. Her position is new, needed, and funded for only a limited time. Join us to learn about this lawyer's adventures in Milwaukee Municipal Court.
The Salon will be at noon on Wednesday, March 27, at Riverfront Pizzeria, 509 E. Erie St. A lunch buffet will be available. The buffet will include a pasta dish, pizza, salad, and garlic bread. Vegetarian options will be available. The cost of the buffet is $14. Please make your reservation by 5 p.m. Monday, March 25. (Sorry, no refunds for cancellations made after that time.)
Click here to reserve your seat!
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