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Winter Holiday Hours 2017-2018

All Legal Aid offices will be closed on the following days so our staff can celebrate the holidays:

  • Friday, December 22, 2017
  • Monday, December 25, 2017
  • Friday, December 29, 2017, and
  • Monday, January 1, 2018

We hope you may enjoy this time of year with your family and loved ones and look forward to returning in the new year to pursue our mission “to do all things necessary for the prevention of injustice.”

Thanksgiving 2017 Hours

Legal Aid will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Wisconsin DOJ Sues Land Contract Company After Legal Aid Complaint

In 2015, Legal Aid attorney Amanda Adrian alerted State of Wisconsin authorities to illegal land contract/rent-to-own practices orchestrated by South Carolina company Vision Property Management and its affiliates. The State’s investigation into Vision culminated in an enforcement action filed June 5, 2017 by the Department of Justice. Attorney General Brad Schimel stated: “Companies in Wisconsin whose business model relies on deceiving consumers have no place in our state.” We agree.

More information is available from the DOJ here.

Mike Gonring Named To Head Legal Aid Society

The Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has named Mike Gonring, former long-time partner and national pro bono coordinator at Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady LLP, as its Executive Director. Effective May 30, Gonring will replace Kimberly Walker, who is resigning to take a position at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. She has served as Executive Director since 2014.

“I am honored and humbled to become Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society,” said Gonring. “I look forward to supporting all the hard-working women and men who have helped make the Society a great champion of the poor.”