Mission & History
Our mission is to improve access to the court system and assure quality legal representation for clients regardless of income, ethnicity, or native language by providing legal education and representation to low-income clients who are in personal transition out of poverty toward safety and self-sufficiency.
Centro Legal is a non-profit legal services organization located on the south-side of Milwaukee. We serve a diverse group of clients in family law and criminal misdemeanor defense cases. As part of our family law programs, we offer specialized services for victims of domestic violence. We also serve as court appointed counsel (Guardians ad Litem) for minors in family court and paternity court. We help our clients navigate the legal system, so that they can focus on their family, employment and education. Our goal for our clients is that they maintain stable homes and remain employed in the face of legal difficulties.