Lawyers are needed. There is a backlog in the unemployment claims process in Wisconsin. Claimants are waiting for months for their claims to be decided, often to see those claims denied for reasons that they do not understand.
Then there is an additional wait of four to eight months for a hearing and wihtout representation, claimants often lose their hearing. Representation at the hearings is critical to improve the win rate and to save claimants financially.
Speaker Victor Forberger, who is actively working for claimants in this situation, states in his blog that this is "literally a disaster for Wisconsin". In this presentation, he will provide information on where you can volunteer to help and outline the ins and outs of representing claimants through the hearing process and help them financially survive this pandemic.