Workshops and Seminars
PLEASE NOTE: Sheboygan Seminar address was incorrect on the mailing brochure! Correct Address:
Sheboygan County Job Center
3620 Wilgus Avenue, Room: S109/111
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Housing Law Seminars
TRC offers full-day seminars throughout the state for caseworkers, landlords, property managers and others who work with low- to moderate-income tenants in Wisconsin.
For more information, please call the office manager at (608) 257-0143 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. weekdays or e-mail to be added to our notification list.
Click here to register through our new online form!
Black River Falls | April 17 - Western Technical College
Racine | April 25 - Gateway Technical College (CANCELLED)
Waukesha | May 1 - Goodwill Community Service Center
Madison | May 7 & 8 - Dane County Job Center
Janesville | May 16 - Blackhawk Technical College
Sheboygan | May 22 - Sheboygan County Job Center
Appleton | May 29 - Fox Valley Technical College
Who are Housing Law Seminars for?
TRC's Housing Law Seminars are useful for anyone who deals with questions about rental housing from either the consumer or provider perspective-caseworkers and advocates, property owners and managers, tenants, and law enforcement officers.
The day starts with an exercise to identify issues relevant to the participants and definitions of rental housing law terms. At the end of the day there is a 'Q&A' period to cover any additional topics that did not come up over the course of the day and require more discussion.
Locations, Time, Cost & Other Details
TRC's Housing Law Seminars take place in the spring and fall in four to six cities around the state. This usually includes Madison and the Milwaukee Metro area, and rotates to other cities annually. Since 2005, Housing Law Seminars have been scheduled in Appleton, Beloit, Dodgeville, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Racine, Stevens Point, Tomah, Waukesha and Wausau.
Seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. with an afternoon break for lunch on your own. There are restaurants near all seminar locations. Casual environment - dress comfortably!
Pre-registration for all seminars outside of Dane County: $125 per person. Three or more from the same agency, only $100 each. Same day walk-in registration: $145 per person. Pre-registration is strongly preferred; any seminar with less than 10 participants signed up in advance may be cancelled.
Pre-registration for the Madison day-and-a-half seminar: $150. Three or more from the same agency, only $125 each. Walk-in registration: $170.
In response to participant feedback, the Madison session of the Housing Law Seminars has been expanded to a day-and-a-half session for in-depth discussion of Dane County and Madison and Fitchburg ordinances.
Rental agreements, fair housing, security deposits, earnest money, ending a lease, problems during tenancy, eviction and small claims court, a 'Q&A' session and more.
Included in the seminar is our 200+ page Housing Counselor Training Guide (a $40 value), a training packet, and a complete set of TRC brochures, which your organization may copy and hand out to consumers.
About the Presenter
Brenda K. Konkel has been TRC's Executive Director since 1995. She earned her J.D. from the UW Law School in 1990 and has presented over 100 statewide seminars and hundreds of community presentations.
• Call the office manager at (608) 257-0143 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. weekdays or e-mail for more information.
• If you are an attorney interested in CLE credits, download the form from http://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/edu.htm and call Cristina at (608) 257-0143 if you have questions.
Previous participants say....
- "Wonderful training offered in a clear, understandable manner. This is my third time attending; it's been a great ongoing resource."
- "This was the first seminar that I had been to where there was so much diversity represented - different agencies, police officers, utility companies, rental companies. It was great to hear different points of view."
- "Excellent seminar and presentation! I love the easy-to-read interpretations of the law. This will be extremely helpful in working with my clients - I learned a lot that I didn't even know as a past renter."