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November 12, 2019

New Lavinia Goodell Site a Testament to Her Legacy

Lavinia Goodell became Wisconsin's first woman lawyer in 1879, but her legacy is often obscured in history books. Supreme Court Commissioner Nancy Kopp and Attorney Colleen Ball want to change that. They spent the last year researching the life of Goodell and have created a website to share Lavinia's history with the world. http://www.laviniagoodell.com is an online biography, accessible to all, which will chronicle Lavinia's life and her contribution to the practice of law in Wisconsin.

In their introduction, they note:

"The first woman lawyer admitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court had to fight for that status, overcoming opposition from the most powerful legal figure in the state. Lavinia Goodell (1839-1880) was also one of the first female trial lawyers in the United States, a nationally-respected writer, a Vice President of the Association for the Advancement of Woman, a candidate for Janesville City Attorney, a successful lobbyist, a jail reformer, and a temperance advocate. "


Turn to this site for an introduction to Lavinia Goodell's history, and revisit often as more articles are added. Follow the blog, or keep up on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

October 17, 2019

Free Information Sessions at Madison College

Madison College is hosting two free information sessions this fall. Both sessions will be held at the Goodman South Campus in Madison (2429 Perry Street, Madison WI 53713). Learn more on the Learning Opportunities section of their community resources page.

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Know Your Rights on Housing and Employment Discrimination
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Know the Law on Immigration
Saturday, November 9, 2019 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 8, 2019

MCLL closed for 1 hour on Friday

The Milwaukee County Law Library will be closed for 1 hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 11 for staff training. The MCLL will open for their regular hours after that. 


While they're closed, send questions to the main library - call us at 608-267-9696 or email us at wsll.ref@wicourts.gov. 

October 7, 2019

WSLL @ Your Service October 2019

The October issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. Your comments are welcome! Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler



In this issue:


Indigenous Law Portal
The Indigenous Law Portal is a valuable resource for researching indigenous law throughout the world. This year, the portal has moved to a new home, LLMC Digital, where researchers can continue to use it for free. Read more

New Books
Our featured titles this month are Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy and The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue: Heighten Client Satisfaction, Improve Law Firm Morale, Enhance Revenue and Profitability. Our full October new book list is also available. Read more

Tech Tip
The "related" Google command is a useful way to discover industry competitors as well as like-minded associations. Read more

Library News
Rare books, classes and training opportunities, and more fill up this issue of library news. Read more

October Snapshot
At the David T. Prosser Jr. Library, we've moved some of our public computers into the bookstacks to create quiet workspaces throughout the library. Read more

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