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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
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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. Search the schedule by monthly calendar view or by name of judge list view.
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 Circuit Court Forms
View and download Wisconsin Circuit Court forms, including civil, criminal, family, guardianship, juvenile, mental commitments, probate, and small claims. Or, search for forms by name, number, keyword or 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 fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dane County Circuit Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about appearing in about Dane County Circuit Court, including procedural assistance, forms, payment plans, and family, probate, and small claims cases.
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 for use in Dane County Circuit Court.
Dane County Circuit Court Small Claims Guide
View an abbreviated guide to filing a small claims case in Dane County Circuit Court, 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 payment options.
Dane County 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 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 Case 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 (operating while intoxicated) Treatment Court, which can set up treatment and reduce incarceration for some OWI 3-time offenders.
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 substance abuse or mental health problems facing criminal prosecution.
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 Housing and Foreclosure Mediation
View information about the Wisconsin Foreclosure Mediation Network, which can help homeowners avoid foreclosure, and assist in landlord-tenant and eviction disputes. Links to forms, application procedures by location, program rules, and additional resources are also provided.
Criminal Record Expungement Information
View information on expungement of an adult or juvenile criminal record, and download required forms. Additional resources, FAQs, and governing statutes are also provided.
Child Support Services
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families provides information about child support establishment and enforcement, modification, and payments. Links to additional 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, family, and probate matters. An online Learning Center, research assistance, and contact information are also available.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Search by keyword in the virtual library provided by Legal Action of Wisconsin, or browse by topic, including consumer, elder and family law, housing, individual rights, education, employment, health, immigration, public benefits, and more.
Problem-Solving Court Information
Wisconsin problem-solving courts provide treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders. Examples include veterans court, mental health court, and adult and juvenile drug courts.
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 assistance with finding a lawyer.
Self-Representation in Court
Find procedural information, forms and legal resources for individuals representing themselves in court.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers safety, consumer protection, 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 guides for specific small claims actions.
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
Search online for disciplinary proceedings against Wisconsin attorneys. Search options include attorney name, area of practice, date, topic, and type of reprimand or sanction.
Find Wisconsin Legal Assistance
View resources to find legal representation. Search legal service programs, which offer assistance based upon income, case type or location, or search the Wisconsin State Bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service for an attorney, organization or agency. 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, FAQs, and links to additional resources are included.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers a legal information hotline, lawyer referral service, and reduced-cost services for income eligible individuals. Additional legal assistance programs are available for active military, veterans, and first responders.
Wisconsin Attorney Complaint Information
View information about how to make a complaint against an attorney by filing a formal grievance. Grievances may be filed by telephone, mail, or electronic mail. The grievance form and filing instructions, FAQs, and a "Grievances Involving Wisconsin Lawyers" pamphlet are available by link.
Wisconsin State Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Wisconsin State Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, member ID, location, law school attended, or other languages-spoken criteria.
Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library offers an online "Ask a Librarian" service, which provides reference and referral information and answers questions about legal research.
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Find information about the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, a state agency that provides legal representation to indigent clients.