President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”), which provides funding to Legal Action of Wisconsin (“Legal Action”), the LSC grantee that serves Dane County.
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Wisconsin’s new circuit court electronic filing rule went into effective on July 1. E-Filing is currently voluntary in Dane County with no schedule date to move to mandatory. Dodge and Ozaukee are the first two counties with mandatory e-filing in the state and 10 other counties are scheduled to be mandatory by September 15.
Carlo Esqueda, the Dane County Clerk of Circuit Court, has requested that DCBA pass along the following information regarding e-Filing cases in Dane County Circuit Court. Click to continue.
The Dane County Bar Association annually makes funds available for distribution to projects which have one of three purposes:
- Increasing the availability of legal services to low income individuals;
- Educating members of the public on their rights and responsibilities under the law; or
- Improving the legal resources available in Dane County to lawyers and the public.
Nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies providing services in Dane County are eligible to apply for funding.
Dane County Basic Estate Planning Clinic is a program to help low-income seniors and veterans prepare basic estate planning documents.
The Law for the Public Committee kicked off its Your Life, Your Rights Program with a presentation at La Follette High School by the Honorable C. William Foust and Dane County Assistant Corporation Counsel Eve Dorman. The Your Life, Your Rights Program brings teams of volunteer lawyers and judges into classrooms to help educate high school students about their legal rights and responsibilities.
The Dane County Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Service Committee is pleased to announce its annual Pro Bono Breakfast. The breakfast is an opportunity for Dane County Lawyers to come together and celebrate the importance of pro bono work in our community. The DCBA will present its annual pro bono awards for outstanding service to the Dane County community. The DCBA is pleased to welcome UW Law Professor and current State Bar of Wisconsin President Ralph Cagle as our speaker. DETAILS
Dane County Circuit Judges have authorized the creation of a Veterans’ Treatment Court here in Dane County. The Veterans Administration, the Dane County Sheriff, the District Attorney, and the Public Defender have agreed to support this initiative. Most important, a group volunteer veterans from the community have agreed to act as mentors to individuals who participate in the court process