The Wisconsin Law Foundation Belle Case LaFollette Awards are given to new lawyers who work with underserved populations and communities in Wisconsin. The 2019 recipients are, from left: Seep Paliwal of Community Justice Inc., Madison; Julie Dadoun of Passages, Richland Center; and Andrew Yamanaka Belter of Legal Aid of Milwaukee Inc. Photo courtesy State Bar of Wisconsin.
The photo was taken after Seep Paliwal, a CJI staff attorney, and several others appeared on a La Movida radio show. La Movida is a Spanish language radio show and on Friday mornings they have a special talk radio show in connection with Madison College. Seep Paliwal participated in a round table conversation with these other attorneys.
Pictured from left to right: Tina Ahedo, Norma Kropp, and Nilson Riano from Madison College. Norma is the director of the Madison College Paralegal Program and a CJI Board Member. Jasmin Loera-Espinoza is from Ascendium, a student loan corporation, Seep Paliwal from CJI, and Lupita Montoto.
Abby Churchill, founder of Trans Law Help Wisconsin, was selected as a Legal Innovator this year. Trans Law Help Wisconsin is a legal aid clinic that is supported by Community Justice Inc. This program provides assistance to the transgender community by helping individuals obtain corrected identity documents reflecting their authentic name and gender. You can read more about Abby Churchill’s work and the Trans Law Help Wisconsin in this article.
Cultivating Community: An Evening of Local Eats, Brews, and Fun with CJI!
As our name alludes, Community Justice, Inc. is rooted in our love for our community; and this year's event celebrated just that! This event supports our mission of making justice accessible for all of our south-central Wisconsin community members. On October 10th, 2018 we gathered at the Old Sugar Distillery (931 E Main St) for locally-sourced hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, custom cookies, and a raffle auction. Thank you to all who attended.
Yesterday was an exciting night for CJI with two of our attorneys being honored for their exceptional & compassionate lawyering! At the State Bar's Annual Membership Conference, Attorney Seep Paliwal received the YLD's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for her initiative in launching & leading pro bono efforts. Her legal work is split between family law assistance for those who cannot afford market-rate legal help and support for those experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness. Meanwhile in Milwaukee, CJI's Managing Attorney and Development Director Jennifer Binkley was honored as one of Wisconsin Law Journal's "Women in the Law." Jennifer's advocacy in...
Yesterday many members of the CJI team celebrated Law Day with recognition for their pro bono contributions within Dane County at the annual DCBA Pro Bono Breakfast. The event is organized by CJI's Managing Attorney, Jennifer Binkley, and her fellow members of the DCBA Delivery of Legal Services Committee and highlights the tremendous ways that Dane County lawyers improve our community through pro bono legal work. Please join us in congratulating this year's award winners and members of the Pro Bono Honor Society.
Congratulations to Attorney Seep Paliwal who was honored with the Outstanding Young Lawyer award by the State Bar of Wisconsin for her trail-blazing efforts in launching two of our pro bono initiatives: the Municipal Defense Project for our community members experiencing homelessness and the Foreclosure Defense Project for those vulnerable to homelessness. She also dedicates her practice to providing family law services to low income community members and volunteers at several legal clinics and organizations within the greater-Madison area. You can read more about Attorney Paliwal's accomplishments and altruism here.
Congratulations to CJI's Managing Attorney, Jennifer Binkley, who was honored last Tuesday for her work as a mentor, leader, and advocate for women in Dane and the surrounding counties. We are so excited to see all of Attorney Binkley's efforts being recognized alongside some other incredible women. All of the nominees are working hard to make our community even better. We'd also like to thank Meghan Will of Just Love Photography for sharing her photography talents with us.
Join Community Justice, Inc. on Thursday, April 5th, for a night of trivia, pizza, prizes, and fun! We'll be hosting our annual trivia night at VFW Post 1318 (133 E. Lakeside Street) with the games beginning at 7 p.m.
CJI is encouraging a donation of $20 per person to support our indigent clients on their journey to justice. Pizza will be provided and a cash bar will be available.Team sizes of 3-5 people are recommended. Don't have a team? No worries! We are happy to find teams for individual registrations.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, with the winners taking home the CJI Trivia Night Challenge Trophy!
Have you found yourself asking this question? Look no further for the answer! CJI founder and board member Mitch recently published an article in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy highlighting the structure and methodology of these legal venues. Want to learn more about how CJI and like-minded firms operate? Read his awesome piece here.