SCAP Volunteer Training

Small Claims Assistance Program Volunteer Training Session

January 15, 2014; 12:30—3:00 pm

Dane County Courthouse Room L1000

CLE Credits: 2 CLEs, 1 Ethics CLE (3 CLEs total)

 

Topics & Speakers:

  • Ethics & Limited Scope Representation in Legal Clinics:

Jeff Brown, State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Coordinator

  • Overview of Wisconsin Consumer Protection Laws

Assistant Attorney General John S. Greene, Director of Consumer Protection Unit

  • How to Avoid the Most Common Pro Se Filing Errors

Jill Anderson, Dane County Civil Court Manager

  • Identifying Consumer Protection Issues and Consumer Law Clinic Students

Associate Professor Sarah Orr, UW Law School Consumer Law Clinic

  • SCAP Training: Jennifer Binkley, Managing Attorney at Community Justice Inc.

FLAC and SCAP are walk-in clinics for self-represented parties.  Both are staffed by volunteer attorneys and paralegals who give legal information about forms and procedures.  SCAP meets every Tuesday from 9-11 am; FLAC meets every Wednesday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  Both meet in the Dane County Courthouse and offer Spanish language assistance twice a month. Volunteers will have a 2-hour shift 2-4 times per year. 

We need more volunteers, both English and Spanish speakers!  The number of pro se litigants in the Wisconsin Court System continues to rise, and your assistance can make all the difference for someone trying to access justice.  This training session is an excellent opportunity for both new and continuing volunteers.  There is no registration fee so join us for what is guaranteed to be an informative afternoon.  

To register email Lisa Winkler, DCLRC Librarian, at lisa.winkler@wicourts.gov by Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.