Pro bono is an integral part of Quarles & Brady's culture. The firm’s commitment to outreach speaks to the values held in high regard by our firm and our attorneys. Quarles & Brady attorneys dedicated over 21,000 hours of pro bono time to individuals and organizations in need.
We recognize that there is a gap—a substantial one, in fact—between those who need legal representation and those who can access it. Too many people are forced to go it alone when facing a crisis such as eviction, deportation, custody, and domestic violence. By donating their time, skills, and resources, Quarles & Brady attorneys help reduce this gap and provide much needed support to families in need.
We work with dozens of organizations on both a local and national level, including the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program which assists veterans in accessing disability benefits. We trained more than 70 people—both internal to the firm as well as attorneys from client and other organizations.
For More Information
For further detail regarding the depth and breadth of our various pro bono initiatives, please contact:
Dawn R. Caldart
Director, Pro Bono & Professional Development
(414) 277-5553 / [email protected].
SPOTLIGHT: Eviction Defense Project
Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based and provides free legal aid for low-income tenants in Milwaukee County facing eviction. In the Milwaukee area alone, approximately 13,500 evictions are filed yearly within the court system and less than 1% of tenants involved have legal representation in court. Quarles & Brady is proud to partner with the EDP to provide representation to individuals who need it the most. With the aid of our attorneys and other volunteer attorneys, the EDP is helping both to keep families in their homes and to stabilize neighborhoods. Volunteer attorneys may find a defense to an unlawful eviction, help negotiate a payment plan to keep a tenant in their home or secure a more practical move-out date, and even seal records, making it easier for a tenant to find stable housing in the future. Additionally, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is helping to fund the EDP by filling the financial gap. Together we plan to end homelessness in the area by 2025.