Pro Se Help Desk

Milwaukee-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., U.S. Courthouse, Room 153.

The Milwaukee location offers services for Spanish-speaking debtors on the LAST Thursday of every month.

Servicios de habla hispana

Abogados voluntarios proveen asistencia a los deudores de capítulo 7, o a las personas considerando llenar el capítulo 7 de bancarrota, que deseen continuar pro se (sin un abogado que los represente). El Centro de Ayuda está abierto los jueves, de 9:00 am a 10:30 am, en la Sala 153 del Palacio de Justicia de EE.UU., y ofrece servicios en español el último jueves de cada mes.

Green Bay - For assistance and referral to an attorney who may be able to assist you in the Green Bay area, please contact Ms. Eileen Hermus-Gossen at the FISC Green Bay office at 920 569-8596.

We need volunteer attorneys for the Pro Se Help Desk and attorneys who may be willing to accept referrals of Chapter 13 debtors. If you are an attorney, and you wish to volunteer or add your name to the referral list, please contact the Clerk's Office at (414) 297-3291.

The bankruptcy section of the Milwaukee Bar Association, with the assistance and support of the State Bar of Wisconsin, provides a Pro Se Bankruptcy Help Desk at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Milwaukee and at the by appointment in Green Bay.  The Pro Se Help Desk is funded by the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American College of Bankruptcy and the American  College of Bankruptcy Foundation.  The service is provided on a first come, first served basis.  Due to increased volume, it is possible that if you do not come early you may not be seen. There will be a sign-in form and each person will be called in turn.

The service is available to chapter 7 debtors (or people considering filing chapter 7 bankruptcy) who wish to proceed pro se (i.e., do not have a lawyer to represent them in a bankruptcy case).

The service provides assistance with completing the required bankruptcy paperwork.