Legal Assistance

In cooperation with the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, the Dane County Circuit Court offers these legal assistance programs for the public at the Courthouse. These programs do not offer legal advice, and some have schedules that change periodically. To double check that the schedule you are viewing is current, contact the Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) at (608) 266-6316.

Family Law Assistance Center

Meets Wednesdays 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Room L1022.

Program offers

Assistance with forms and procedures related to family court; referrals to community resources; no legal advice

Staff

Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students; Spanish-speaking volunteers are available the first and third Wednesdays. Schedule available on Dane County Bar Association Web site.

Family Court Clinic (FCC)

Available specific days and times in Room L1022 when the law school is in session. Contact the DCLRC at (608) 266-6316 for current days and hours of availability. Contact the FCC at (608) 262-2301 for more information or to make an appointment.

Program offers

The FCC is a University of Wisconsin Law School program where law students help self-represented family law litigants with forms, information on court procedures and educational materials, including divorce workshops and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders.

Staff

Law School students, supervised by a clinical law professor. The students will supply no legal advice or advocacy. Contact The FCC at (608) 262-2301.

You can find more resources and community agencies that offer legal assistance by visiting the Dane County Law Library's web page or calling (608) 266-6316.

Small Claims Assistance Program

Meets Tuesdays 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Room L1022.

Program Offers

Assistance with forms and procedures related to small claims court; referrals to community resources; no legal advice

Staff

Volunteer attorneys or paralegals; Spanish-speaking volunteers are available the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Restraining Order Clinic

Available specific days and times in Room L1007 (The Legal Resource Center) in the Courthouse. Contact the Dane County Legal Resource Center, (608) 266-6316, for current days and hours of availability.

Program offers

The Restraining Order Clinic is a University of Wisconsin Law School program where law students or volunteer attorneys guide litigants in completing restraining order petitions as well as answer questions about the restraining order process.

Staff

Law School students, supervised by a clinical law professoror volunteer attorneys. Limited legal advice is provided but no representation.