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April 25, 2017

Free Consultations with an Attorney

On Monday, May 1, 2017 volunteer attorneys will provide free consultations in English and Spanish at the Dane County Law Library. These clinics are drop-in only and do not take appointments. This special event only happens once a year on Law Day. Don't miss it!

Free consultations with a volunteer attorney:
English and Spanish Assistance Available!

When: Monday, May 1, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Dane County Law Library, Room L1007
Dane County Courthouse
215 S. Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703

Sólo sucede una vez al año…el Dia de la Ley!!
Consultas gratis con un abogado voluntario
Ayuda disponible en inglés y en español
Se atiende por orden de llegada, no aceptan citas

Cuando: Lunes 1º de Mayo 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Biblioteca Legal, Cuarto L1007
La Corte del Condado de Dane
215 S. Hamilton St., Madison WI 53703



April 24, 2017

Congratulations, Law School Graduates!

Did you know that all attorneys licensed in Wisconsin qualify for a free Wisconsin State Law Library card? A library card gives you access to legal databases, such as HeinOnline and Index to Legal Periodicals, plus the ability to check out books from our Madison and Milwaukee locations. 

The Wisconsin State Law Library invites law school graduates to stop by the library for a tour. Interested in obtaining a library card? You can apply for a library card online and learn more about what the Wisconsin State Law Library has to offer!


April 20, 2017

May CLE Classes

Don't forget to register for these three CLE classes in May!

Topics in International Law
Thursday, May 4, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.
Advanced Westlaw
Tuesday, May 16, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room
Learn how to best utilize Westlaw in this course by: Learning about advanced search and field searching on content category search pages; Harnessing the power of advanced annotation features such as highlighting and foldering; Incorporating Key Numbers and Key Number Searching into your research; Exploring headnotes and other editorial enhancements, such as notes of decisions and statutes index; Covering advanced options for Alerts and Automated searches; Utilizing advanced customization features for "Copy with Reference", Highlighted terms, Result list display, and Document Delivery; Learn how to access Westlaw from other devices.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form
HeinOnline - What's New and What's Improved
Wednesday, May 24, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin State Law Library training room

HeinOnline offers an extensive legal research collection, including law reviews, legal periodicals, federal regulations, congressional record, classic treaties and more. In this session, participants will learn about the new features offered from HeinOnline.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

April 18, 2017

Come in for Cake on Wednesday, April 19

We're celebrating our 181st birthday on Wednesday! Stop by the library any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a slice of cake to help us celebrate.

The Wisconsin State Law Library was established in 1836 by the same Act of Congress that created the Territory of Wisconsin and is the oldest library in Wisconsin. 
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