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Pro Bono Opportunities for Attorneys

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has pro bono opportunities available in a number of areas, including prisoner and non-prisoner civil rights cases, Title VII cases, and other discrimination cases.  The court also recruits attorneys for the limited purpose of representing civil pro se litigants in mediations, as well as other limited-scope representations.

The Court is currently looking for pro bono volunteers for the following cases:

 

  • Pennewell v. Parish, 17-cv-213-LA. Section 1983 claim. The court is looking for a lawyer to represent a blind plaintiff who seeks to bring Eighth Amendment claims against correctional officers and medical staff at the Dodge Correctional Institution and the John Burke Correctional Center that failed to treat and/or provide accommodations for his serious medical condition. The lawyer would amend the complaint, conduct discovery as needed, and draft/respond to dispositive motions.  If you want more information about this case, email Katina Austin at Katina_Austin@wied.uscourts.gov.

 

  • Steinke v. Krueger, 17-cv-653-PP. Section 1983 claim. The court is looking for a lawyer to represent a prisoner plaintiff who brought an Eighth Amendment claim alleging that defendants at the Dodge Correctional Institution were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical condition when they failed to treat his seizure disorder. The plaintiff has survived summary judgment. The lawyer would represent the plaintiff at trial. If you want more information about this case, email Katina Austin at Katina_Austin@wied.uscourts.gov.

 

  • Arroyo v. Maher, 17-cv-1561-PP-WED. Section 1983 claim. The court is looking for a lawyer to represent a prisoner plaintiff who is bringing a claim alleging that defendant correctional officers were deliberately indifferent to his serious mental health needs when they failed to stop him from severely injuring himself. The lawyer would assist with discovery and responses to dispositive motions. If you want more information about this case, email Katina Austin at Katina_Austin@wied.uscourts.gov.

 

  • Ashley v. Jones, 17-cv-1785-WCG. Section 1983 claim. The court is looking for a lawyer to represent a plaintiff who is alleging that a correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail failed to intervene in a fight between him and a cellmate in violation of his constitutional rights. The lawyer would assist with discovery and responses to dispositive motions.  If you want more information about this case, email Allison Cimpl-Wiemer at Allison_Cimpl-Wiemer@wied.uscourts.gov.