Paralegal Program

Protective Services Education Building 208
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

Norma Kropp, ACP
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 

Protective Services Building - Madison College Truax Campus

Protective Services Building - Madison College Truax Campus eCourt Complex

Protective Services Building - Madison College Truax Campus Jury Deliberation Room

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 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

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 22, 2017 | Compliance in the Health Plan Space 

A discussion of day-to-day corporate compliance issues in the health insurance carrier setting and how legal professionals use their knowledge and experience to navigate in this arena.

October 13, 2017 | HotDocs Training

Legal professionals use HotDocs to increase efficiency in the production of documents. Get instruction and hands-on practice in this interactive sessions.

November 17, 2017 | Ethics in Technology

Wisconsin has new ethical rules on digital competency and technology use for legal professionals as of January 2017. Review the changes and discuss ways to stay in compliance.

January 26, 2018 | E-Filing Updates and Best Practices 

E-filing in state courts is here! Learn what courts require from your office and what practices can save you money and time. Get hands-on practice and direction with e-filing from the experts from CCAP. This session runs until 1:30 p.m.

February 16, 2018 | Adobe in the Law Office

Do more even faster using Adobe tips! Unlock some of the hidden treasures of Adobe in this hands-on session.

March 16, 2018 | Web Searching for Legal Professionals

Conduct effective Internet searches by starting in the right place! Short cuts, hidden features, and online research tips will be presented to help you locate crucial information fast.

April 20, 2018 | Domestic Injunctions

Find out what a domestic injunction is and navigate through the required steps to obtain one. Explore possible alternatives that can yield the same results.


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 27, 2018 | 9 a.m.
North/Eastside Senior Coalition
1625 Northport Drive #125
Madison, WI 53704

May 11, 2018 | 9 a.m.
Fitchburg Library
5330 Lacy Rd. 
Fitchburg, WI 53711

September 29, 2018 | 9 a.m.
Verona Library
500 Silent Street
Verona, WI 53593

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

Learn about: 

  • Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts; Naming Beneficiaries, Probate vs. Non-probate
  • Advance Directives: Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finance
  • Health Insurance: Medicare and Supplemental Coverage, Medicaid, and The Marketplace Health Plans

Additional resources available at the sessions: 

  • Free blood pressure monitoring by Madison College EMS students
  • Social security: now or later?
  • Benefits available to seniors
  • Special needs trusts
  • Charitable trusts

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.