Legal Clinic

Find help dealing with legal issues

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Legal issues can be a big obstacle for students and other community members. They can interfere with success in school and undermine family well-being. As an inclusive resource hub in our community, Madison College hosts a free legal clinic providing advice to students and our neighbors.

  • Expungement & License Restoration Clinics

    Due to the high demand for the Driver’s License Recovery and Expungement Clinics, dates and times have been established to assist students and community members. Please use the button to request attendance one of these Clinics or to receive assistance with any other legal issue.

    • Driver License Restoration Clinics:
      • Fri, March 19  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Thurs, April 15  3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Fri, May 14  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Mon, June 14  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
         
    • Expungement Clinics:
      • Wed, March 24  3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Tues, April 13  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Wed, May 12  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Fri, June 11 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
         

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    Two Success Stories

    1. When she was 18, this student made what she admits was a “stupid mistake.” She was convicted of misdemeanor retail theft. Despite 5 years passing, this one mistake still prevented her from getting most jobs and also made it near impossible for her to be placed in a clinic program for her nursing degree. The Free Legal Clinic helped her petition the court for expungement and represented her in court where her expungement was granted.

     

    2. This student hung out with the wrong crowd in his teens. He had several drug charges on his record. Although he had never been convicted of any of the charges, the records were making it difficult for him to get a job. This student went to the Free Legal Clinic where an attorney volunteer examined his record and helped him remove all of those charges from his record. Afterward, this student had a clean record.

     

    Legal Tune Up

    LIFT Dane and others created an app called Legal Tune Up. Legal Tune Up can be used to help remove eligible criminal and eviction records from your record. Coming soon, Legal Tune Up will be able to help with driver’s license reinstatements and child support adjustments. To see if Legal Tune Up can help you solve your legal problem, visit them online.

  • Starting and Operating a Business Clinics

    The first virtual Starting and Operating a Business Clinics will be offered:

    • March 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • April 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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    Links to informational blog posts provided by Ogden, Glazer and Schaefer:

    Starting and Operating a Business 

     

    Trademarks 

     

    DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for general informational purposes only. The content may not be updated to account for changes in the law and should not be considered tax or legal advice. You should consult with legal and/or financial advisors for legal and tax advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

The free Legal Clinic at Madison College is sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and is staffed by several Madison-area partner organizations. The clinic can help with legal issues like:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Start-ups
  • Child Support and Family Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal Records
  • Driver's License Restoration
  • Expungement
  • Foreclosures
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Rental Housing (CDC's Eviction Moratorium news
  • Simple Wills 
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Victim of Crime

Virtual appointments are now available. Submit the form at the Request Legal Assistance button and we will contact you within 2 business days. Call (608) 243-4200 with any questions.

Participating Organizations

Legal help is provided by:

  • Ascendium Education Group
  • City of Madison Department of Civil Rights
  • Community Immigration Law Clinic
  • Community Justice, Inc.
  • Family Court Clinic (FCC)
  • Greater Wisconsin Area on Aging Resources (GWAAR)
  • Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
  • Law & Entrepreneuership Clinic
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Madison College
  • Madison College Legal Studies/Paralegal Program
  • Neighborhood Law Clinic
  • Ogden, Glazer and Schaefer
  • Schuster Family Law
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

Disclaimer

Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) provides space for local legal service providers to offer free and confidential legal assistance to Madison College students and the Madison College community. Madison College does not provide legal advice or assistance. 

Please be advised that you are receiving legal advice from a participating legal service provider, who is an independent entity. This means that Madison College and their agents are not responsible for any advice given to you. Such advice is given solely by the legal service provider, who is not an agent, employee or representative of Madison College and its agents. 

You are further advised that the legal service provider may not represent you in any claim or action against Madison College, or any subdivision or affiliate thereof, or any agency or agent thereof. The legal service provider also may not represent you in any claim, action or matter in which Madison College is a party or has a legal interest.