Mental Health Law

Legal Aid has an attorney devoted to helping people with legal problems that have resulted from their mental health issues.  This is a broad practice area and difficult to fully define, but past examples include:

  • Requesting “reasonable accommodations” under the American’s with Disabilities Act to maintain  housing and employment opportunities
  • Helping individuals who are having difficulty accessing mental health care
  • Social Security appeals
  • Defending City of Milwaukee municipal citations

Legal Aid accepts these cases through our normal intake process and accepts referrals through the Grand Avenue Club.