Seniors aged 60 or older and residents of Manitowoc or Kewaunee County, who need to consult with an attorney to help them sort out legal matters, may schedule 30 minutes with a participating, volunteer attorney at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore- 810 Lincoln St in Kewaunee. A total of six, 30 minute appointments will be scheduled on a first come/first served basis, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 AM (or to wait-list).
To schedule an appointment, contact the A.D.R.C. toll-free 1-877-416-7083, or TTY: 920-683-5168.
During the half-hour appointment, seniors can explain their problem, share any paperwork they have regarding the issue and ask questions about possible options or where they might receive further assistance. The consultation is private & confidential. The attorney will not become “your” lawyer, nor will they formally represent the consumer. Rather, the attorney will listen to the individual’s concerns, ask relevant questions and advise as to whether this is an issue the person could address on their own, through the assistance of an alternate resource, or whether they may need to hire a private practice attorney. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore’s Benefit Specialist Program, in cooperation with local attorneys who are members of the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Elder Law Center of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. sponsor the Manitowoc County Elderly Pro Bono Project. The attorneys from the Bar Association generously donate one-half day to talk with county elders about their legal problems.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.