Small Claims Assistance Program

pen Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Room L1022

Dane County Courthouse

215 South Hamilton Street

The Small Claims Assistance Program is staffed by volunteer lawyers and paralegals who provide free legal assistance to self-represented small claims litigants.

SCAP provides help every Tuesday from 9-11:30 in Room L 1022 of the Dane County Courthouse.

Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

No appointments are taken. If you would like help from SCAP please stop by during the open hours.

Estarán presentes abogados bilingües (español) el primer y tercer martes de cada mas en el Programa de ayuda con casos reclamos menores (SCAP) desde las 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

What kind of assistance will SCAP provide?

The volunteers of the Small Claims Assistance Program are here to help you.  SCAP offers assistance with all small claims issues, including:

• landlord / tenant

• contract disputes

• wage claims

•  enforcement of small claims judgments

SCAP can help you start a small claims case or with a case that is al- ready started. We provide assistance to both plaintiffs and defendants in all small claims actions.

Free forms

Get the forms needed to start a small claims action, as well as almost all other forms needed to complete a small claims action. These forms are also available from the Law Library, Room L1007, for a small fee, or online at:


SCAP volunteers can help you fill out the small claims forms and answer questions about small claims court procedures. The volunteers can provide legal information that can help organize and prepare you to handle your Small Claims case as smoothly as possible. Volunteers can give brief and limited legal advice during your time at the clinic. Attorney cannot recommend a specific lawyer to you.

The volunteers can also guide you to community or other legal resources that might be helpful.


• The Small Claims Assistance Program is intended for people with- out attorneys.

If you have questions contact Bob Lopez by email at