Carlo Esqueda

Clerk of Circuit Court and Register in Probate

Dane County Courthouse
Room 1000
215 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Map to the Courthouse

Phone: (608) 266-4311
Fax: (608) 267-8859
TTY: Call Wisconsin Relay 711

Hours:
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed all County holidays

Customers should arrive in time to complete all business by 4:30 PM

All filings and requests through the mail require a self addressed stamped envelope to return incorrect and/or processed paperwork and receipts to you. Please ensure all required documents are properly notarized before filing with the court.

Legal Assistance

In cooperation with the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, the Dane County Circuit Court offers these legal assistance programs for the public at the Courthouse. These programs do not offer legal advice, and some have schedules that change periodically. To double check that the schedule you are viewing is current, contact the Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) at (608) 266-6316.

Legal Assistance Program Schedule: Spring 2014--Amended
Foreclosure Assistance Clinic

Family Law Assistance Center

Meets Wednesdays 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Room L1022.

Program offers

Assistance with forms and procedures related to family court; referrals to community resources; no legal advice

Staff

Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students; Spanish-speaking volunteers are available the first and third Wednesdays. Schedule available on Dane County Bar Association Web site.

Family Court Assistance Project (FCAP)

Available specific days and times in Room L1022 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.

Program offers

FCAP is a University of Wisconsin 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.

FCAP now periodically offers a divorce workshop that includes an overview of the divorce procedure in Wisconsin, forms, and a question and answer session. Contact FCAP or the DCLRC to inquire about when the next workshop is scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: if the workshop is offered during FCAP's scheduled drop-in hours, the divorce workshop will be instead of the clinic hours.

Staff

Law School students, supervised by a clinical law professor. The students will supply no legal advice or advocacy. Contact FCAP at (608) 262-2301.

You can find more resources and community agencies that offer legal assistance by visiting the Dane County Legal Resource Center's web page or calling (608) 266-6316.

Small Claims Assistance Program

Meets Tuesdays 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Room L1022.

Program Offers

Assistance with forms and procedures related to small claims court; referrals to community resources; no legal advice

Staff

Volunteer attorneys or paralegals; Spanish-speaking volunteers are available the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Here is a list of the dates Spanish-speaking volunteers will be here for 2014. SCAP meets every Tuesday morning, but Spanish-speaking volunteers are only available on the following dates:

January 7 and 21
February 4 and 18
March 4 and 18
April 1 and 15
May 6 and 20
June 3 and 17
July 1 and 15
August 5 and 19
September 2 and 16
October 7 and 21
November 4 and 18
December 2 and 16

Restraining Order Clinic

Available specific days and times in Room 1001 (next to Records Center) in the Courthouse. Contact the Dane County Legal Resource Center, (608) 266-6316, for current days and hours of availability.

Program offers

The Restraining Order Clinic is a University of Wisconsin Law School program where law students guide litigants in completing restraining order petitions as well as answer questions about the restraining order process.

Staff

Law School students, supervised by a clinical law professor. The students will supply no legal advice or advocacy.