Dane County Legal Resource Center (formerly Dane County Law Library)
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fax (608) 266-5988
215 S. Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
The Dane County Law Library refers people to the resources that can help them, offers a class for people unfamiliar with legal resources and refers people to the Dane County Bar Association's Family Law Assistance Center.
On Monday and Thursday from 9 am-12 pm, and Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30 am, Wisconsin Law students volunteer to help unrepresented parties complete family law forms, including forms for divorce, paternity, and post-judgment motions. It is a free service, and appointments can be made by calling 608-262-2301. It meets in Room L1022 of the Dane County Courthouse at 215 S. Hamilton St.
A Restraining Order Clinic is given weekly Wednesday and Thursday from 9-11 am in the library, room L1007 of the Dane County Courthouse.
The Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP) is a UW Law School program where law students help self-represented family law litigants with forms, information on court procedures and educational materials, including divorce workshops and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders. Available Wednesdays from 9:30 am-1:30 pm in Room L1022 (West End) in the Dane County Courthouse, when the law school is in session. Contact the DCLRC at (608) 266-6316 for current days and hours of availability. Contact FCAP at (608) 262-2301 for more information or to make an appointment.
DCLL collects most current primary Wisconsin legal resources: statutes, administrative code, and Wisconsin Reports, as well as local Madison and Dane County Ordinances. In addition, DCLL retains all old statutes and session laws, and collects Attorney General opinions, court rules, and selected Wisconsin legal periodicals. DCLL also has a Wisconsin treatise collection containing State Bar of Wisconsin CLE practice books and other secondary resources.