Legal Resources

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Legal Assistance

Free Legal Clinic Available at Chippewa Valley Technical College while the library is in its temporary location.

What: Volunteers from the Eau Claire County Bar Association will be on hand to discuss legal question one-on-one. The attorneys provide general advice and consultation only.
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:30 p.m. (if enough attorneys are available to run it)
Where: Business Education Center at CVTC (620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI)
Appointments: It is first come/first served, walk-in only. Customers will be issued a number in the order they arrive.
How it works: It is a hybrid setup where some attorneys will be there in-person, while others will be set up on a Zoom call and those seeking advice will sit down at logged-in stations. Students and faculty will assist in guiding people using technology and will help troubleshoot connection issues.
Directions: Take the service road in front of the main building next to Clairemont; go under the covered foot bridge; first right beyond bridge is a half circle drive that offers an entry point for parking after drop off. One can also turn right onto College Drive to access parking. See map.

Wisconsin Judicare
Free or low-cost legal assistance for those that meet the eligibility requirements.  Toll free telephone assistance available by calling (800) 472-1638.

Wisconsin Free Legal Answers
A free website for low-income people who cannot afford a lawyer. You can use this site to get free brief legal advice from volunteer lawyers when you have non-criminal legal questions. You will receive an email notification when a lawyer responds to your question on the website. Click the orange “Get Started” button to begin the process.

I Need a Lawyer! – State Bar of Wisconsin
If you need help with a legal issue, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is a good place to start. You can search for an attorney through our website, or you can speak to a legal assistant by calling (800) 362-9082.

Legal Forms

Divorce Forms
A guide to divorce and legal separation in Wisconsin and takes you through a series of questions, filling in the forms necessary for divorce and legal separation.

Small Claims Forms
Designed to guide you through the process of filing a small claims legal claim in Wisconsin.

Records and Archives

Sex Offender Registry
Search by name or geographic location.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Records
Search court records by name or case number.

Wisconsin Law Archive
Archival versions of the Wisconsin Constitution, statutes, acts, and other session-related data.

Wisconsin State Law Library
Information on popular legal topics. Wisconsin State Law librarians are available for research assistance.