Our legal team is a leader in educating advocates, attorneys, judges and others on the best responses to domestic abuse. In addition, we advocate for changes in laws and legal practices to improve the legal system for survivors.  

On an ongoing basis, we are teaching legal professionals in Wisconsin about restraining orders, family law, economic support, immigration law, criminal law and much more.  We offer statewide trainings and webinars, but also commonly respond to the training needs to local communities with sessions that are tailored to unique issues as they emerge.

We seek improvement to the legal system in collaboration with a number of other stakeholders and agencies.  Working together, in concert with local advocates and other concerned individuals, we have accomplished a lot and continue to push for greater equity and justice.

The legal department offers a law school externship program which allows law school and paralegal students to work here, providing assistance with research and the creation of training materials and resources.

See our Education page for more information about legal trainings and webinars.


WI Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders in Wisconsin | Download Document
Two-Part Process to Obtain Restraining Order in Wisconsin | Download Document
Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Checklist | Download Document
Child Abuse Restraining Order Checklist | Download Document
Individuals at Risk Restraining Order Checklist | Download Document
Harassment Restraining Order Checklist | Download Document
Full Faith and Credit of Restraining Orders Checklist | Download Document
Restraining Order Forms with Web Links | Download Document

Introducing Evidence Video

This video has been produced by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin to provide general information about court proceedings and should not be construed as legal advice regarding any specific case or legal issue.  If, and when possible, parties should seek legal advice from an attorney about their individual case. You can find the video here.

For information about legal services and advocacy in your community contact your local domestic violence program.  A list of Wisconsin domestic violence programs is available at https://www.endabusewi.org/get-help/

Other pages in this section

End Abuse provides a variety of educational opportunities to advocates, law enforcement, legislators, and community members to enable them to better serve survivors throughout WI.
Homicide Prevention
About Our Homicide Prevention Work Extensive research into domestic violence homicides has revealed certain indicators that are predictive of experiencing future lethal or near-lethal domestic violence. For the past several years, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has received funding from the...
Public Policy Advocacy
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin mobilizes advocates, survivors, and concerned individuals to make policy changes that will support survivors and help end domestic violence.
We envision promising prevention strategies that work with people and systems to challenge gender, race, and class stereotypes and oppressive norms while defining new ways to be a more positive, equitable, and just society.
Outreach to Underserved Communities
End Domestic Abuse WI has a long history of supporting underserved and under-represented communities - including communities of color, those in later life, the LQBTQI+ community, people with disabilities, children and youth, immigrants and refugees, and tribal communities - in...
Human Trafficking Awareness
End Abuse provides resources, training and technical assistance to programs serving domestic violence survivors, including survivors of human trafficking. Sex trafficking survivors face unique challenges to recovery and safety.
Engaging Youth
The children and youth program offers training, information, and resources for those working with youth. Also providing leadership opportunities for teens to develop skills they can use to educate their peers.
Economic Empowerment
Financial independence is key to domestic abuse survivors’ ability to live successful, violence-free lives. In partnership with local programs, we address economic needs and challenges so survivors can break free of violence.
Coordinated Community Response
For CCR and other DV/SA-focused multidisciplinary teams seeking to improve their community's response to domestic violence, sexual violence, and other forms of oppression.

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