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Agencies

  • Child Support Agency
    (608) 266-4031
    Instructions/Forms Motion to Change Custody, Placement, Support or Maintenance. Services to help you establish or enforce child support, set up income withholding, intercept income tax refunds, get liens against property, collect child support from a parent living in another state, and establish paternity. Child support lien docket.
  • Circuit Court Judges
    (608) 266-4311
  • Clerk of Courts
    (608) 266-4311
    Court forms; court records for civil, criminal, family, traffic and ordinance cases; civil judgment and lien docket; pay fees online; jury information
  • Corporation Counsel
    (608) 266-4355
  • County Clerk
    (608) 266-4121
    Marriage licenses, elections and voter registration, and county government records
  • Court Commissioners
    608-266-4311
  • District Attorney
    (608) 266-4211
  • Register in Probate
    (608) 266-4331
    Adoptions, civil commitments, estates and trust, guardianship, restraining orders, and probate
  • Register of Deeds
    (608) 266-4144 Birth, marriage and death record applications. Birth, marriage and death records; real estate records; termination of decedent's property interest; and register firm names
  • Sheriff's Department
    (608) 284-6800
    County law enforcement; operation of the county jail; service of process of legal documents including restraining orders, evictions, repossessions, and foreclosure sales; execution of criminal warrants

Legal Assistance Organizations

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
    855-417-6892, (608) 240-7400 Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) assist individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 who have physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues
  • Bankruptcy Assistance Program
    (608) 204-9642 Assists individuals with Chapter 7 bankruptcy questions.
  • Basic Estate Planning Clinic
    (608) 243-2881 Helps low-income individuals prepare basic estate planning documents. Schedule and appointment information are on their website.
  • Canopy Center
    (608) 241-4888 A child abuse treatment and prevention agency serving the Dane County community.
  • Centro Hispano Immigration Services
    Call to make an appointment: (608) 442-4012
  • Community Immigration Law Center
    (608) 640-4444 Offers brief consultations on basic legal immigration issues on a first come, first serve basis. Case assessment and legal advice provided by our volunteer immigration lawyers. Assistance with immigration forms and fillings.
  • Community Justice Incorporated
    (608) 204-9642
    Represents low-income families and individuals in cases involving landlord/tenant, disability and mental health, employment, family, child welfare, education, discrimination, consumer/credit, land use, environmental issues. New users must call during intake hours: Mon-Thurs 1-4 pm. Be prepared to spend 15-30 mins on the phone.
  • Dane County Law Library
    (608) 266-6316
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
    (608) 267-0214 Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. Legal support addresses access, inclusion, dignity, most-integrated choices and equal rights issues.
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
    (608) 251-4445 or (800) 747-4045 Offers crisis intervention and community education/prevention programs, including a 24-hour help line, programming for children from violent homes, legal advocacy, support groups, emergency safety planning, and a domestic violence shelter.
  • Economic Justice Institute (EJI)
    (608) 890-0678. Serves low-income and other under-represented clients in matters designed to enhance access to justice and economic security. The Economic Justice Institute (EJI) is home to the University of Wisconsin Law School's civil, anti-poverty clinical programs.
  • Eviction defense project
    Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants who are facing eviction. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dane County clinic is located at 744 Williamson St (same building as Ground Zero and El Dorado Grill). The office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and certain Fridays. Call the intake line to schedule an appointment: 855-947-2529.
  • Immigration Affairs Department of Human Services
    (608) 242-6260 Providing outreach and resources to immigrants, and refugee communities in Dane County
  • Immigration Legal Services Program (Catholic Multicultural Center)
    608-441-0114
  • Immigration Services at Jewish Social Services
    (608) 442-4081 Make an appointment to consult with staff on your immigration case.
  • Language Assistance Program, Clerk of Circuit Court
    (608) 266-4311 The Language Assistance Plan serves to help ensure access to court services for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). It also covers interpreter services to deaf and hard of hearing persons.
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
    (855) 947-2529, (608) 256-3304, (800) 362-3904. Provides civil legal services for WI low-income persons. Assists people with legal issues involving family law, housing matters, public benefits, and consumer matters
  • Legal Clinic at Madison College
    Free clinic for a variety of legal issues, including bankruptcy, child support and family law, consumer protection, criminal records, driver's license restoration, expungement, foreclosures, immigration, rental housing, and victims of crimes.
  • Legal Services in Dane County
  • Low-Cost Legal Assistance in Dane Co
  • Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
    (608) 242-3071 Military members seeking legal advice may consult the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
  • Restorative Justice Project
    (608) 262-2240 Provides mediation services between victims/survivors of crime and criminal offenders throughout the State of Wisconsin.
  • Rise Law Center / Centro Legal Rise
    (608) 256-1015 Multilingual law office which provides direct representation to immigrants and refugees in immigration and family law, as well as protection orders. Immigration services are offered statewide.
  • Sunshine Free Legal Clinic
    No fee. Family law, immigration law, employment law, criminal law, landlord/tenant issues, and more. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., every first Thursday of the month at 1632 West Main Street, Sun Prairie 53590 (Sunshine Supper location).
  • Tenant Resource Center
    (877) 238-7368 or 608-257-0006 Offers landlord/tenant mediation and a provides tenants, landlords and social service agency staff with information, referrals and applications for low-cost housing, subsidized housing, transitional housing and emergency shelter services.
  • Tenant Resource Center (UW-Madison location)
    (608) 216-2321 For UW-Madison students. Provides student tenant education, problem resolution assistance, and no cost mediation services for housing issues.
  • Trans Law Help
    Provides assistance to the transgender community by helping individuals obtain corrected identity documents (birth certificates, driver's licenses, passports, etc.) reflecting their authentic name and gender.
  • Unemployment Appeals Clinic
    (608) 255-5909 Unemployment compensation hearings and LIRC appeals.
  • Veterans Service Office
    (608) 266-4158
  • Victim / Witness Unit
    (608) 266-9003 Staff assists victims and witnesses throughout the criminal court process by answering questions, keeping victims and their families informed of case development, providing information and referrals to community service providers, assisting with restitution, and offering personal assistance when possible.
  • Wills for Heroes
    (608) 250-6177 Volunteer attorneys and support personnel participate in clinics around the state at which the volunteer attorneys prepare simple wills and other basic estate planning documents at no charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners.
  • Worker Justice Wisconsin Walk-in Clinic
    Walk-in clinics on workplace issues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-noon. Call (608) 255-0376 to make an appointment. English and Spanish.

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