On Wednesday, September 11, the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee held its 97th Anniversary Celebration at the Italian Community Center to raise money and reflect back upon the work they’ve done for almost a century. The financial contributions from organizations like Hupy and Abraham enabled them to raise over $150,000.
The event was emceed by Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee’s Executive Director, Tom Cannon, who thanked everyone for helping them provide free legal support to thousands each year. Hupy and Abraham , S.C. was verbally recognized as a “Friend of Legal Aid.” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett addressed the crowd and commended Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee for working tirelessly to alleviate Wisconsin’s foreclosure crisis.
In addition to celebrating their own achievements, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee also took the time to award three “Equal Justice Medals” to outstanding local citizens. Attorney Nancy Sennett was recognized for bringing legal action against a notorious slumlord, social worker Dolly Grimes-Johnson was recognized for helping over 25,000 mothers and children suffering from domestic abuse and journalist Crocker Stephenson was recognized for his work on poverty and child welfare issues.
The keynote speaker was United States Attorney James Santelle, who implored everyone to keep doing everything they can to address the social issues that Milwaukee is facing. Attorney Santelle emphasized that financial resources need to be allocated toward helping former convicts assimilate themselves back into society.
As one of the nation’s oldest public interest law firms, the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee has provided free legal services to Milwaukee’s most vulnerable residents since 1916. They strive “to do all things necessary for the prevention of injustice.”
As a personal injury law firm, Hupy and Abraham also has the public interest in mind. By supporting worthy organizations like the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Hupy and Abraham continues to give back to the communities that made them successful.