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Legal Resources

Lawyer Hotline

If you are looking for general legal information or an answer to a simple legal question, you can get help through this program. LRIS will make an appointment for a lawyer to call you back, free of charge, within a few days to briefly discuss your question.

Most Hotline questions involve landlord/tenant, small claims court, simple family law, basic probate questions and traffic violation questions. Attorneys will not discuss documents, topics requiring complex evaluation or research or court procedures other than small claims.

Community Referral

You may not need to hire an attorney. LRIS can refer you to other resources that help with legal concerns, including government offices, community resources, low income legal services, and local advocacy agencies.

If you need an attorney in a state other than Wisconsin, you can find a listing of Lawyer Referral services nationwide on the American Bar Association website.

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Ruppert at (608) 257-4666 or call (800) 362-9082 if you are outside the Madison area.