Wisconsin Civil Justice
Education Foundation

Defending and protecting the right of trial by jury and the adversary system of justice.


Don't Sign Until You're Fine

After a car accident, injured people will often get a call from an insurance company offering to quickly settle their claims for a small cash settlement and a promise to pay medical bills for a period of time. These calls can be days or even hours after an accident. STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU AGREE TO ANY SETTLEMENT WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY!

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Lavinia Goodell: The Private Life and Public Trials of Wisconsin's First Woman Lawyer

The first woman lawyer admitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court had to fight for that status, overcoming opposition from the most powerful legal figure in the state. WCJEF is a proud supporter of the Lavinia Goodell Digital Biography.

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Understanding Auto Insurance

The Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation, Inc. provides this document as a public service to insurance consumers of Wisconsin. It is intended to alert consumers to changes and requirements regarding WI automobile insurance policies.

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What to Do...If You Are In a Traffic Accident

If you are in an accident involving injuries or property damage, there are basic guidelines you should follow.

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Hot Coffee: The Award-Winning HBO Documentary

"Hot Coffee" made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. The film documents corporate America's attempts to limit the power of regular citizens to seek justice in the civil courts. It explains the propaganda campaign cooked up by a Washington, D.C. public relations firm to skew public opinion against the outcome of a case involving McDonald's hot coffee and the serious injuries it caused to Stella Liebeck. "Hot Coffee" will change your mind about civil justice.

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Find A Lawyer

Find A Lawyer

An attorney has your best interest in mind.

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The Civil Justice System: Protecting Your Family

Jury Duty: It's Your Civic Duty

WCJEF Scholarships

University of Wisconsin Law School

2019 Mock Trial Scholarship