By Jill Wellskopf
Attorney Michael Hupy has pledged $100,000.00 to the Milwaukee Justice Center (MJC) to provide legal services to those who can not afford a lawyer. Hupy is a founding member of the MJC located at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
The MJC, a public service project created by the Milwaukee Bar Association in partnership with Marquette University Law School and Milwaukee County, utilizes volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County ‘s low-income unrepresented litigants.
Through volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and Marquette University law students, the MJC operates a self-help desk to assist in completion of legal forms as well as a legal clinic offering information and referral services. The center’s goal is to provide basic legal information and referrals.
The MJC is on track to provide services to many clients this year. The Center recently expanded its hours of operation to service increasing demand. Hours and service information are available on the MJV website, www.milwaukeejusticecenter.com.
Attorney Hupy states, “There are times when duty calls and we must step up to the plate for the public good to fulfill our professional obligations. I have pledged to donate $100,000.00 to the Milwaukee Justice Center so the less fortunate can have access to the legal system.” Hupy was recognized by Jim Temmer, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Bar Association, for his generous pledge as well as for his leadership in promoting the public service effort.
Michael Hupy and the law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is committed to philanthropy.