Paralegal Program

Protective Services Education Building 208
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

Norma Kropp, ACP, SBWCP
Program Director

CALL: (608) 246-6520

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.


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

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 $10 per person/per session. All sessions are held on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Madison College.

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

For more information or to register e-mail Jody L. Cooper at | Payment is made by cash or check at the event.

September 14, 2018 | Legal Writing Tips

Pick up some tips for your legal writing including information about technology tools that can help!

October 5, 2018 | Legal Research

No Westlaw or Lexis? No problem! Free and low cost legal research tools will be discussed along with some tips on how to navigate legal research sites.

November 16, 2018 | Legal Ethics

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

January 25, 2019 | State E-Filing Updates

The CCAP team will report on the lessons learned and the most recent updates to the state court e-filing system.

February 15, 2019 | Ethics and Internet Security

How do the ethical rules apply to legal professionals in the areas of hacking, cloud computing, and data security? These topics along with Internet safety tips will be covered.

March 15, 2019 | Technology Tools

More tips for effectively using Microsoft Word, helpful websites, cool tools - There’s always something new to learn!

April 26, 2019 | E-Discovery

Take a look at advances in the area of e-discovery, including tools that can help you stay organized and tackle that ESI.



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. 

March 30, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Madison College | Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson St. 
Madison, WI 

April 27, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Verona Public Library
500 Silent St 
Verona, WI 

May 10, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Madison College | Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson St. 
Madison, WI 

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

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."


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.

November 17, 2018 | January 19, 2019 | April 20, 2019 | May 18, 2019
Location: Madison College Truax, Protective Services Building
1701 Pearson St. Madison, WI 53704

September 15, 2018 | March 16, 2019
Location: Madison College West
8017 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI 53717

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 $36,420
  • Household size of 2 persons with a maximum annual income of $49,380
  • Household size of 3 persons with a maximum annual income of $62,340
  • Household size of 4 persons with a maximum annual income of $75,300

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.