Petitioner Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission (WA TJ), pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 751.12, hereby petitions the Court as follows:

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In its landmark 2007 study, Bridging the Justice Gap: Wisconsin 's Unmet Legal Needs, the State Bar of Wisconsin found that more than 500,000 of the state's residents face serious civil legal problems without the assistance ofan attorney or other legal professional. These include the elderly, veterans, children, disabled citizens, low-wage workers and the unemployed.