At its Annual Meeting on June 11, 2013, the Milwaukee Bar Association collectively honored as its 2013 “Attorneys of the Year” those area attorneys, including the attorneys of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., who serve as volunteers at the Milwaukee Justice Center.
The MBA, in conjunction with the Marquette University Law School, the Milwaukee County Circuit Courts and other organizations, established the Milwaukee Justice Center in 2009. The Milwaukee Justice Center is a free limited legal advice clinic held at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. It uses transformative collaborative partnerships to provide free legal assistance to Milwaukee County’s unrepresented litigants through court-based self help desks and legal resources.
Recognizing the importance of this project, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing became a founding member of the consortium of area law firms that agreed to provide attorney volunteers to the staff the Milwaukee Justice Center. O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s attorneys have been volunteering at the Milwaukee Justice Center since the inception of its formal program in 2009. Grant Killoran, the Chair of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s Litigation Practice Group, also serves as a member of the MBA Steering Committee overseeing the Milwaukee Justice Center program.