OUR PROJECTS

At CJI we strive to provide many resources to our clients. Here is a look at our special projects which we focus on to provide you with the highest quality service.

Foreclosure Defense Project

Are you facing foreclosure? Community Justice, Inc. can help you obtain free legal representation. Contact us at 608-204-9642 or email Erin (erin@communityjusticeinc.org) to see if you qualify. Be sure to mention the Foreclosure Defense Project. 

Municipal Defense Project

Do you have outstanding City of Madison municipal tickets as a direct result of your homelessness? Community Justice, Inc. can help you obtain free legal representation. Contact us at 608-204-9642 or email Erin (erin@communityjusticeinc.org) to see if you qualify. Be sure to mention the Municipal Defense Project.   

If you are an attorney or law student interested in volunteering with our project, please mark your calendars for our spring training date: Wednesday, April 25th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the City of Madison Municipal Court Room (2nd Floor of City Hall). You can direct questions or RSVP's to Erin at 608-442-3002 or erin@communityjusticeinc.org

Survivor's Legal Program for UW Students & Staff 

If you have experienced sexual violence or harassment, we offer free and confidential legal services.   

If you are a sexual assault survivor looking for support on your journey to justice, you are not alone. Call Community Justice, Inc. for information about receiving free legal assistance from one of our qualified and compassionate pro bono attorneys. You can reach our main intake line at 608-204-9642. Please email questions to Jennifer (jenniferb@communityjusticeinc.org). 

Bankruptcy Assistance Program

Are you worried about your wages being garnished? 

Do you want to save your house and car? 

Confused about your bankruptcy options? 
 

If you are in a financial crisis and are unsure of your bankruptcy options, please call us at 608-204-9642 to inquire about our Bankruptcy Assistance Program. We offer legal advice and representation for qualifying individuals free of charge** thanks to a generous grant from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. Be sure to mention the Bankruptcy Assistance Program during your intake. 

**Note: if you do decide to file for bankruptcy, you will be responsible for covering the filing fees associated with your case.

Trans Law Help Wisconsin

Trans Law Help Wisconsin is a legal aid clinic staffed by volunteer attorneys and supported by Community Justice Inc. They provide assistance to the transgender community by helping individuals obtain corrected identity documents (birth certificates, driver's licenses, passports, etc.)  reflecting their authentic name and gender. At the clinic, participants will receive necessary information about the process for obtaining a name and gender marker change, as well as hands-on assistance with completing the required forms.

For more information, please visit www.translawhelp.com or email abby@translawhelp.com

Wills Clinic

Dane County Basic Estate Planning Clinic is a program to help low-income individuals prepare basic estate planning documents. Program participants will fill out a questionnaire in advance and then meet with a volunteer attorney and paralegal who will help them draft a basic will, power of attorneys for finances or power of attorney for health care.