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Legal Action of Wisconsin, a nonprofit law firm, and the Sherman Park Community Association, Inc., a neighborhood-based group dedicated to improving quality of life for residents, are hosting a unique Neighborhood Needs Listening Session aimed at identifying services the community believes would be most impactful for the Sherman Park community. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. The event is taking place Thursday, November 21 from 6pm to 8pm at Lifeskills Academy (next to Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church), 3434 N. 38th Street, Milwaukee.
The goal of this discussion is to work to ensure that any initiatives pursued are reflective of what the community desires. Come and help direct our legal services in your neighborhood! Whether you are a homeowner, renter, or business owner in Sherman Park, we want YOU to tell US what legal services you think would most benefit the community.
As a nonprofit law firm, Legal Action provides free civil legal aid to low income people and hopes to empower the Sherman Park community by providing legal services they believe are most impactful to their community. Community lawyering is about contributing to initiatives identified by the community for the community.
Dinner will be served! Please RSVP to ensure we order enough for everyone. To RSVP or ask questions about the event, contact Benjamin Watson, Sherman Park Community Organizer at (414) 444-9803, ext. 107, or Attorneys April Hartman and Elizabeth Pierson, Legal Action of Wisconsin at (414) 278-7722.
About Legal Action
Since 1968, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., a non-profit law firm, has been providing free civil legal aid to marginalized and low-income individuals and families throughout Wisconsin. Legal Action aims to deliver top-quality, personalized legal service to every client it serves. The firm also participates in legal work with a broader reach, aimed at systemic changes that will help more people achieve a decent quality of life. With offices in six cities, Legal Action serves 39 southern Wisconsin counties with 78 staff attorneys and about 50 support staff. Legal Action’s work is funded by many different public and private sources, including the federally-funded Legal Services Corporation, and has hundreds of active volunteer attorneys who supplement, enhance, and support our staff attorneys’ case work.
About Sherman Park Community Association, Inc.
The mission of Sherman Park Community Association is to make Sherman Park an attractive, interesting neighborhood where people of all races, religions, and national origins come together to celebrate and respect our differences, as well as our shared values. The association encourages people to make their home in Sherman Park by marketing its positive aspects of housing and diversity. They also service as a resource for residents around home ownership, home repairs, beautification and identification of those issues which impact life in Sherman Park now and in the future.