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May 3, 2016

Thomas.gov retiring in July

The main source for online Federal legislative information for almost 20 years, THOMAS.gov will be retiring this upcoming July. Since 2012 information on THOMAS has slowly migrated to the new Congress.gov

The Library of Congress blog has a great post on the history of THOMAS and the transition. For longtime researchers, it's the end of an era. However, the newer Congress.gov boasts improved infrastructure, responsive design, and more tools researchers need to stay on top of the latest legislative action in Congress. 


WSLL at Your Service: May 2016

Catch up on library news with our May 2016 newsletter. We had several events last month which are recapped in this issue including National Library Week and Law Day.

See our latest New Titles list for a list of new books and other resources. 

Here's what's inside:

April 29, 2016

Final eFiling Order Issued

The final Supreme Court order creating Wisconsin Statute 801.18 was issued on April 28.

This rule requires eFiling for civil, family, small claims, and paternity cases and will begin to be phased in on July 1, 2016. With this rule eFiling will be required for attorneys and high-volume filing agents. Those who are not represented by an attorney and low-volume filing agents may use the system on a voluntary basis. There will be a fee per case, but this can be waived for indigent parties and governmental units.
The Court System has an eFiling page on their website which links to the online eFiling system as well as user guides and training materials. Check for training opportunities through local colleges or bar associations or watch the demo.

April 28, 2016

Law Day in Dane County

Friday only! Get a free legal consultation with a volunteer attorney at the Dane County courthouse. 

When: Friday, April 29th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dane County Law Library, Room L1007 of the Dane County courthouse

This drop in clinic is offered as a part of Law Day celebrations at the Dane County courthouse

There are also events for attorneys, students, and families. To learn more, visit the Dane County Bar Association's Law Day page

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