Services include Health Benefits Counseling, Legal Services for Health Care Financing, Covering Kids and Families MAP Projects, Professional Training and Consultation, Public Information Services, Health System Research and Advocacy. Children and families especially those with special health care needs or with problems accessing health care. Free services if income levels are met. If income levels are not met, fees are determined on a sliding scale basis.
AIDS Resource Center
This service is for people living with HIV/AIDS living below 300% of the federal poverty level. Eligible clients are assisted by legal staff or referred to volunteer or reduced rate attorneys when available, depending on the agency resources and the legal issue. Information and referral is provided with respect to a wide range of issues, including housing, employment, public benefits, estate planning, health benefits, family, bankruptcy/debt, consumer, civil rights and confidentiality.
A project at the UW Law School that helps advocate for patients with life threatening or serious chronic illness make informed decisions and get the health care they need and deserve. It provides information and services that are intended to empower the patient.
Provides information and referral services, employment help, translation, and housing assistance with an emphasis on serving the Latino community.
City of Madison Foreclosure Prevention Program
City of Madison Foreclosure Prevention Program
Every 2nd & 4th Friday from 2-5 PM at First Presbyterian Church. Volunteer law students and attorneys provide case evaluation/assessment, referrals, assistance with basic immigration-related forms, and “know your rights” information/presentations. Spanish interpreters available. Interpreters for other languages may not be available, so it is best to bring one.
Non-profit law firm serving people with lower incomes in a wider range of legal issues.
Provides legal services to low-income individuals with consumer law issues.
Disability Rights Wisconsin serves people of all ages, including people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, people with physical or sensory disabilities, and people with traumatic brain injury.
Provides legal advocacy to help victims of domestic violence with restraining orders, family law, criminal law, immigration, attorney referrals, and more.
UW law students assist immigrant survivors of abuse in petitions for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, also known as the U Visa.
Provider of legal services and resources to citizens 60 years and older with special emphasis on the frail and vulnerable elderly in need of long-term care.
Information and assistance form UW-Madison law students to people without lawyers. Will assist clients with restraining orders, divorce, and other family law related paperwork.
Assists with court-ordered mediation, family studies, and runs parenting classes for those with family law cases in Dane County.
Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; Spanish speakers available 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Volunteer attorneys provide family law information and assistance. Room L1000, Dane County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton St., Madison
Foreclosure Answer Clinic
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 310 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
First come, first serve. For more information contact the UW Law School's Consumer Law Clinic.
Lawyer Referral & Information Services Hotline (State Bar of Wisconsin)
If you are looking for general legal information or an answer to a simple legal question (i.e., landlord/tenant, small claims court, simple family law, basic probate questions and traffic violation questions), you can get help through this program. LRIS will make an appointment for a lawyer to call you back, free of charge, within a few days to briefly discuss your question.
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Provides free legal assistance to low-income persons in the following areas: family law, housing (landlord-tenant, section 8, public and subsidized housing), consumer, foreclosures, and public benefits (disability and SSI, Medical Assistance and Badger Care, Food Stamps, W2, child care, unemployment insurance).
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dane County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton Street, Room L1007, Madison WI 53703
Modest Means Program
A program from the State Bar of Wisconsin that may be able to help individuals get legal representation at a reduced rate. Individuals must fill out an application.
Free legal services in three areas: landlord/tenant, public benefits, and unpaid wages. Must be low-income. Call for an appointment.
The Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC) provides a broad range of legal services including rental housing and employment law. Clinical law students staff the community-based office at the UW South Madison Partnership space in the Villager Mall on Madison's South Side. Students handle individual cases and engage in community-led education and advocacy when appropriate.
Students engage in traditional litigation practice, using skills such as fact investigation, legal research, analysis, drafting, negotiation, counseling, and trial work. Students also learn to participate in and consider less traditional lawyering activities, such as public speaking, drafting education materials, and participating in local campaigns for social and economic justice.
Small Claims Assistance Center
Meets Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Room L1022.
Help with small claims procedures and forms from Dane County Bar Association volunteer lawyers and paralegals. Walk in appointments on day of clinic only.
Voluntarios que hablan español están disponibles el primer y tercer martes de cada mes
NOTE: SCAP will be closed on Dec. 26, 2023.
Legal services for indigent defendants in Dane County criminal account, juveniles in Dane County, and clients involved in mental commitment proceedings.
Information about tenant rights and responsibilites. 877-238-7368 (outside Dane Co.)
The only way to schedule an appointment with the clinic is through the United Way (dial 2-1-1 from any local phone or the above listed number). Help with the pursuit of unemployment compensation benefits.
UW-Madison legal Information Center
UW-Madison law students provide legal information. Not available in summer or over breaks.
Answers questions about Wisconsin law Relating to adult guardianships, living wills, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders.
Legal reference and research assistance including help locating statutes, court forms, court procedures, primary and secondary practice materials such as local, state, or federal treatises, electronic reference sources and more.