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Online Resources for Self-Represented Parties

(Source: Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, Courts Committee, 2/10/16)

1. Special Services (please contact the Clerk of Courts Office at 608-297-3005)

A. Availability of language assistance (Interpreters)
B. ADA accommodation information and contact person (if applicable)
C. Special courts (if available, such as OWI, drug courts, veteran’s court, etc.)
D. Mediation services (if available)

 2. Court Forms and Procedures

A. Filing Fees – state or local

i) State court website comprehensive fee list: https://www.wicourts.gov/courts/circuit/filing.htm

OR

ii) List of the most frequently-used filing fees: filing fees

B. Link to the State Courts Website self-help center: https://www.wicourts.gov/services/public/selfhelp/index.htm

C. Link to forms on State Courts website: https://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/index.htm

D. Local Circuit Court Rules or a link to the State Bar website, which contains the circuit court rules of every county: http://www.wisbar.org/directories/courtrules/pages/circuit-court-rules.aspx

E. Information about eFiling: https://www.wicourts.gov/ecourts/efilecircuit/index.jsp

3. Legal Resources

A. Information on organizations or services in the community offering assistance to unrepresented litigants and/or link to the Directory of Self-Help Legal Resources in Wisconsin Counties: https://www.wicourts.gov/services/public/selfhelp/county.htm

B. Link to Wisconsin Legal Advice Online, which offers free legal advice on limited topics to eligible individuals: www.wilegaladvice.org

 C. State Bar of Wisconsin’s Lawyer Referral Service, which offers free referrals to attorneys who charge their regular rate: www.wisbar.org/lris

D. Modest Means Panel, which offers free referral to attorneys who charge reduced rates to low-income clients: www.wisbar.org/modestmeans

4. Research

A. Information on how to find case online through CCAP: https://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl

B. Information on how to request from a copy of a court record from the Clerk of Court, including applicable fees (please contact the Clerk of Courts Office at 608-297-3005 or submit your request in writing. Fees are $1.25 per page for copies)

C. Link to the State Law Library website: http://wilawlibrary.gov/