Milwaukee attorney, Michael Hupy has pledged $100,000 to the Milwaukee Justice Center to provide legal services for those who cannot afford a lawyer.
Hupy, a partner in the law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C., is one of the founding members of the Milwaukee Justice Center.
“There are times when duty calls and we must step up to the plate for the public good to fulfill our professional obligations,” Hupy said. “I have pledged to donate $100,000.00 to the Milwaukee Justice Center so the less fortunate can have access to the legal system.”
The Milwaukee Justice Center, located at the Milwaukee County Court House, is a public service project created by the Milwaukee Bar Association in partnership with Marquette University Law School and Milwaukee County which utilizes volunteers to address the unmet legal needs of Milwaukee County’s low-income and 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 legal clinic offering information and referral services. The center’s goal is to provide basic legal information and referrals.
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.