Free WI Unemployment Resources

Attorney Michael Brown (the blog author) and his law firm DVG Law Partner LLC offer legal services for unemployment appeals where there is no fee unless you win.  If you are interested in free resources, below are free clinics and resources that workers could contact for help with unemployment matters.  Please note the clinics (as noted below) have their own requirements how you should contact them.  Some may require you call for an appointment, while others may not assist unless you walk in and visit in person.

Legal Action of Wisconsin

Legal Action of Wisconsin helps some workers with unemployment matters (along with certain other legal matters), free of charge.  Legal Action has several different regional offices throughout Wisconsin. Click these links for contact information for each office: Green Bay office, La Crosse office, Madison office, Milwaukee officeOshkosh office, and Racine office. You can learn more about Legal Action and all its offices at this website.

Unemployment Appeals Clinic, UW Law School

The Unemployment Appeals Clinic of the University of Wisconsin Law School provides free assistance to workers with unemployment issues.

For more information, you can contact the clinic at 608-246-HELP [4357], or uwuac@rso.wisc.edu.  You could also visit their website at http://uclinic.rso.wisc.edu/.

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics

These legal clinics can provide free brief advice and referrals (but not representation) on on a wide variety of civil law matters, including unemployment matters.    There are no eligibility criteria, i.e. you can get advice no matter what your level of income or where you’re from.  But you must visit in person (walk-in) at one of the addresses and times below, as no phone or email advice is given.

House of Peace Community Center

1702 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee WI

Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (except holidays)

To confirm hours of operation or for directions, call: (414) 933-1300

Council for the Spanish Speaking – Hillview Building

(Advice for Spanish-speaking and English- speaking workers with unemployment issues).

1615 S 22nd Street, 3rd Floor

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (except holidays or other dates the Council for the Spanish Speaking is closed).

To confirm hours of operation or for directions, call: (414) 615-1345

There is more information about these clinics at these websites: http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=3199 and http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=2989

Information About Paying Debts While Unemployed

http://www.debt.org/unemployment/paying-debts-while-unemployed/

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