Self-help law center

Representing yourself in court

Legal assistance

Although you have the right to represent yourself in court, there are risks in self representation. Persons not trained as lawyers often do not have or know how to find all of the information they need to effectively present their case; they are typically unfamiliar with court procedures and legal requirements; and they are often uninformed about the meaning and implications of controlling legal authority. We highly recommend that you consult with an attorney about your legal problems or case. In this section you will find:

Resources to help find a lawyer
Find a Wisconsin licensed lawyer (Wisconsin State Bar) (external link)
Frequently asked questions about lawyers
Finding legal information
How court staff can help