The Unemployment Appeals Clinic is accepting both in-person and remote (phone) appointments for the summer. Intakes will be held every other Monday evening during the summer months. In person appointments are held on Monday nights from 7-9PM at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison. To schedule an appointment call 211.
The Unemployment Appeals Clinic is a small non-profit organization staffed by volunteer law students and attorneys.
You can think of our Monday night clinics like office hours. You can sign up to speak to a law student about your claim and get information on the state of unemployment law in Wisconsin. The student may be able to offer representational services as an advocate in your appeal, but due to our limited resources, we are unable to offer representation in all cases. In cases where we are unable to offer you representation, we try to offer you information to empower you to represent yourself in your appeal hearing. Absent that clear offer of representation (and furnishing of a retainer agreement) your relationship with the clinic ends at the time that your phone call ends.
We help specifically with administrative unemployment appeals, not issues pertaining to applications, delayed determinations, or cases in Wisconsin circuit court. Much of the unemployment backlog is caused by clerical issues. We do our best to stay abreast of the newest information on how the DWD is processing claims, so we may be able to offer some helpful information on that topics. However, our ability to help is limited if your issue is about delays or other administrative issues.