Paralegal Community Resources

Madison College offers a variety of resources for students in our paralegal programs and for community members in need of paralegal services or professional development. 

You may also want to explore: Paralegal Associate Degree Program | Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate One-Year Technical Diploma | Student Resources

eCourt Complex

The eCourt is a three-room complex that includes an electronic courtroom, jury deliberation room and office/library.

Location

Madison College Protective Services Building
Truax Campus
1701 Pearson Street, Madison, WI  53704

The eCourt Complex serves:

  • Madison College students from more than 21 college programs.
  • Community constituents including veterans, families and seniors, all of whom may benefit from the legal outreach provided by the eCourt and its partners. 
  • Legal professionals who need continuing legal education programs or trainings.

Rent the eCourt Complex to prepare for or hold hearings, mediations and trials. 
For information on renting, please contact Bill Bedker at (608) 243-4762 or WFBedkerJr@madisoncollege.edu.

Watch the NBC 15 Video about our eCourt Complex 

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Learning Opportunities

The Madison College paralegal program, along with community partners, presents a series of hands-on professional development opportunities. These legal education programs focus on technology use in the law office. Each session is designed to help make life easier by leveraging technology in easy, meaningful ways.

View previous learning opportunities on our YouTube Channel.


Legal education sessions listed below are $15 per person/per session unless noted otherwise. Payment is made by cash or check at the event. Checks should be made payable to Madison College. 

All sessions are held on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Traux campus unless noted otherwise: 

Madison College | Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson St. Room 241
Madison, WI 53704

For more information e-mail Jody L. Cooper at jlcooper1@madisoncollege.edu 

Upcoming Events: 

October 18, 2019 | Wellness for Legal Professionals

Mary Spranger is the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Manager for the Lawyers Assistance Program. She will discuss the Bar’s role in providing support to legal professionals.

Register Today!

October 26, 2019 | Know Your Rights on Housing and Employment Discrimination-FREE!

Saturday October 26 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Madison College South Goodman Campus.
2429 Perry St. Madison, WI 53713

Please join speakers Byron Bishop, Equal Opportunity Division Head, and Rebecca Below, Paralegal/Mediator, both from the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights for a discussion on housing and employment discrimination.

Learn how to identify discrimination in housing and employment situations as an employer, employee, job applicant, landlord, or tenant.

The City of Madison’s Department of Civil Rights strives to improve the quality of life for all people. It promotes equality and the prevention and elimination of discrimination through education and enforcement.

Register Today!

November 9, 2019 | Know the Law on Immigration - FREE!

Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Madison College South Goodman Campus.
2429 Perry St. Madison, WI
53713

Learn about Immigration issues from Grant Sovern, Attorney at Quarles & Brady recognized as Best Lawyers® 2020 Madison Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

 Register Today!

November 15, 2019 | Legal Ethics

Representatives from the Office of Lawyer Regulation will discuss the most common ethical problems and how to avoid them.

Register Today!

February 21, 2020 | Technology Ethics

How do the ethical rules apply to legal professionals in the areas of technology, safe keeping data, and security competence? Attorney Christopher Shattuck will address ethical issues related to required technology competence.

Register Today!

March 13, 2020 | Technology Tools

Attorney Brent Hoeft, Firm Lock Consulting, is back with more tips for effectively using technology tools and gadgets.

Register Today!

April 17, 2020 | Inside the Clerk of Courts Office

The Dane County Clerk of Courts will share an inside look at the Clerk of Courts office including tips for creating and main-tain good relationships with this office.

Register Today!

 

Workshops

Ready Set Retirement! Free Workshop

The Madison College Paralegal Program, along with community partners, presents Ready, Set, Retirement! This free event offers workshops and resources for making key decisions before and after you retire. 

April 4, 2020 
Madison College West
8017 Excelsior Dr. 
Madison, WI 

Call (608) 246-6520 for information and to reserve a seat.

Learn about: 

  • Estate Planning:  Wills & Trusts; Probate vs. Non-probate 
  • Advance Directives: Powers of Attorney for Health Care & Finance 
  • Health Insurance:  Medicare and Social Security

FREE refreshments provided.

 

What participants say about the workshop:

"Lots of information in short period of time. Speakers very knowledgeable and explained in layman terms. Great to have resources listed and available."

"Very informative. Thank you for having these classes."

"Thanks so much for providing such an informative program and so much helpful information. Great speakers and presenters of all the material.  Know more now than before. Thank you."

Clinics

Legal Clinic

Learn more about Madison College's Legal Clinic at our new South Madison Campus. 

Estate Planning Clinic

Dane County Basic Estate Planning Clinic is a program to help low-income individuals prepare basic estate planning documents.  

Program participants will fill out a questionnaire in advance and then meet with a volunteer attorney and paralegal who will help them draft a basic will, power of attorney for finances or power of attorney for health care.

The program is not designed for people with large or complicated estates; beneficiaries with special needs; beneficiaries who are unable to handle their own finances; people who want to set up or require sophisticated trusts, Medicaid, tax or business succession planning.  Each appointment is approximately 1.5 hours.

Appointments Available: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

January 18, 2020 | April 18, 2020 | May 16, 2020
Location: Madison College Truax, Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson St., Madison, WI 53704

March 21, 2020
Location: Madison College - Goodman South
2429 Perry St., Madison, WI 53713

Call (608) 243-2881 for information and to make an appointment. 

Check income requirements for eligibility:

  • Household size of 1 person with a maximum annual income of $37,470
  • Household size of 2 persons with a maximum annual income of $50,730
  • Household size of 3 persons with a maximum annual income of $63,990
  • Household size of 4 persons with a maximum annual income of $75,300

Sponsors
State Bar of Wisconsin
Dane County Bar Association
Madison College Paralegal Program
GWAAR - Greater WI Agency  on Aging Resources’ Elder Law & Advocacy Center
Community Justice Inc.