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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Dane County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Dane County, Wisconsin, and resources applicable to all courts in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Circuit Court Cases
Search Wisconsin Circuit Court cases by party name, birth date, county and case number. Advanced Search and Judgment Search options are also available.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Dane County Circuit Court Calendars
View Dane County Circuit Court weekly calendars by judge.
Dane County Circuit Court Duty Judge Schedule
The judges on the Dane County Circuit Court serve as the duty judge on a weekly rotation basis, presiding over felony preliminary hearings, mental commitment trials, and other legal actions.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Calendars
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Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
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Forms and related information
Dane County Circuit Court Forms
View and download Dane County Circuit Court forms including family, small claims, probate, criminal and traffic.
Wisconsin Statewide Mandatory Circuit Court Forms
View and download Wisconsin Circuit Court mandatory forms including general, civil, criminal, family, guardianship, juvenile, mental health, probate, and small claims. Or, search for forms by number, name, keyword and category.
Online fine payments
Pay Dane County Circuit Court Fines
Make payments to the Dane County Circuit Court online. A fee applies.
Pay Wisconsin Circuit Court Fines
Search for and pay outstanding Wisconsin Circuit Court fines online. A convenience fee applies to online payments.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dane County Circiut Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Dane County Circuit Court matters, including procedure, family, juvenile, probate, small claims, criminal, traffic, forms, and payment plans.
Dane County Circuit Court Drug Treatment and Diversion Court
View information about Dane County Circuit Court Drug Treatment and Diversion Court programs, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems.
Dane County Circuit Court Probate Information
View information about probate matters in Dane County Circuit Court, including links to resources, frequently asked questions, forms, records, and fees.
Dane County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of Dane County Circuit Court.
Dane County Legal Terms
View a glossary of commonly used legal terms, provided by the Dane County Circuit Court.
Dane County Mediation Information
View information regarding the Dane County Bar Association's mediation program, which provides an alternative to trial for certain civil and family law cases.
Dane County OWI Treatment Court
View information about Dane County OWI Treatment Court, which can set up treatment and reduce incarceration for some OWI 3-time offenders.
Dane County Small Claims Guide
View an abbreviated guide to filing a small claims case in Dane County, or link to the detailed guide, which includes information on monetary limits, trial preparation, filing or responding to a claim, collection or appeal of a judgment, and judgment payment options.
Dane County Veterans Treatment Court
View information about Dane County Veterans Treatment Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some veterans with pending criminal charges who have substance abuse or mental health problems.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Wisconsin, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Rules
View Circuit Court rules by Wisconsin county.
Wisconsin Foreclosure Mediation
View information about the Wisconsin Foreclosure Mediation Network, which can help homeowners rework loan and avoid foreclosure in some cases. Links to forms, application procedures by region, program rules, and additional information are provided.
Wisconsin Circuit Court E-Filing
Many Wisconsin counties offer electronic filing for civil, family law, and small claims cases. Both new cases and documents in existing cases may be filed online.
Wisconsin Expungement Information and Forms
Download forms and information related to pardons and expungements of Wisconsin criminal records, including relevant statutes.
Child Support Services
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families provides information about child support establishment, modification, and payments. Links to additional online resources and forms are provided.
Find Legal Information by Topic
The Wisconsin State Law Library offers information about a variety of legal topics, including civil, criminal, domestic relations and probate matters. Other online resources include court rules, forms and research assistance.
Information about Self Representation
Find procedural information, forms and legal resources for individuals representing themselves in court.
Problem-Solving Court Information
Wisconsin problem-solving courts provide treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders. Examples include veterans treatment court, mental health court, and adult and juvenile drug court.
Self Help Resources
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers several online self help services, including answers to frequently asked legal questions, information about legal education and resources, and information about finding a lawyer.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers safety, consumer protection and security information and regulations for motorists, pedestrians, and operators of commercial vehicles.
Wisconsin Adoption Records Search Guide
View information and forms for searching adoption records in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Small Claims Guide
Find self-help information for individuals representing themselves in small claims court, including Wisconsin monetary limits, research and trial preparation, and legal forms. View and download the Wisconsin Guide to Small Claims and and other specific small claims actions guides.
Wisconsin State Statutes
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Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Dane County Free Legal Assistance Clinics
View information on free legal clinics offered to the public in Dane County, including Family Law, Small Claims, and Restraining Order assistance.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Wisconsin Court System offers an online search for disciplinary proceedings against attorneys. Search options include attorney name, area of practice, date, topic, and type of reprimand or sanction.
Find Wisconsin Legal Assistance
View resources for finding legal services based upon income, case type or county, as well as the State Bar of Wisconsin's Lawyer Referral Service. Link to information about lawyer selection, hiring, and fee arrangements.
Free Legal Assistance
Legal Action of Wisconsin provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible residents. Types of cases handled, additional services, eligibility guidelines, contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources are included.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers a lawyer hotline, lawyer referral service, reduced fee program, and special programs for members of the military, veterans, and first responders. Services are available by telephone and online.
Wisconsin Court Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
The Wisconsin Court System provides information about how to make a complaint against an attorney by filing a formal grievance. A Complaint can be filed by phone or by mail by completing the grievance form (available by link on this page) but cannot be submitted electronically. Additional information is available from the Grievances Involving Wisconsin Lawyers pamphlet (also available by link) and from the FAQs displayed.
Wisconsin State Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Wisconsin State Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, member ID, location, law school or other language criteria.
Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library accepts online questions about legal research and provides reference and referral assistance. Contact and location information is also provided.
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Find information about the Wisconsin Public Defender's Office, a state agency that provides legal representation to low or no income clients.