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As attorneys, we understand the power of the legal system and where it can fall short. The Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation was created in 1976 to leverage this knowledge to identify and support local initiatives that endeavor to make the legal system fair and accessible to all. Our strength lies in the actions of our initiatives, the most prominent of which is the Milwaukee Justice Center, which utilizes volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County’s low-income self-represented litigants through court-based self-help desks and legal resources.


The MBA Foundation understands that by working together we can work to overcome challenges.  It is the mission of the MBA Foundation to support legal education, access to justice, and the local organizations that further these causes through charitable giving.

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Created in 2009 to increase access to justice for our underserved Milwaukee neighbors, The Milwaukee Justice Center is the chief funding project of the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation. 

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Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients!
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