Five hundred people gathered at the Italian Community Center on September 10, 2015, to celebrate the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee’s 99th anniversary.  As a sponsor of this luncheon, Attorney Michael Hupy and several firm employees attended the event.

Attorney Michael Hupy and employees at Legal Aid Society Luncheon
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. employees at the 99th Legal Aid Society luncheon.

The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has been working to do all things necessary for the prevention of justice for the past century. Legal Aid’s mission has been to provide equal justice for the poor, to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless. The Society provides free services to thousands of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable residents each year and fights large corporations and for structural change.

Three outstanding members of the community who have dedicated part of their careers toward helping the unfortunate with legal issues were awarded the The Thomas G. Cannon Equal Justice Medal. Rosemary Elbert from Wisconsin Judicare, Gary Hollander recently retired from Diverse & Resilient, and Dr. Patricia McManus from the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin were this year’s recipients.

Michael Gonring, retired partner from Quarles & Brady law firm, was the keynote speaker. He gave a brief history of the impact that Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has made over the years. After the program, attendees received a book detailing the organization’s timeline, written by Tom Cannon, Legal Aid Society’s previous executive director.

In the last three years, Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has given more than $500,000 to many worthwhile causes. The firm is a proud supporter of several organizations that allow for equal justice for all members in the surrounding community.



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