Tuesday, January 11, 2005

SCAP Report

Now is a good time to share a success story. The Small Claims Assistance Program has been going strong since June 2004. We've had 125 participants so far, averaging 3-7 people each week. Most of the questions are about landlord/tenant issues and small claims filings regarding collections or damages. The Program is staffed by volunteer attorneys from the Dane County Bar Assocation, paralegals, and law students who answer questions on small claims court procedures and help with form selection and completion.

If you are an attorney in the Madison area and would like to volunteer to staff the Small Claims Assistance Program, please contact DCLRC, 266-6316, at your convenience.

For information about other legal assistance programs available in the Dane County Courthouse, take a look at the Legal Assistance web page off the Clerk of Courts website. The Small Claims Assistance Program is available every Tuesday morning 9-11 a.m. on the third floor of the Dane County Courthouse. For more information, contact DCLRC at 266-6316.