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July 13, 2020

July Webinars

While our in-person classes are on hiatus, we'll continue to provide you with opportunities to learn online. watch our classes page for new opportunities. 

Statutes and Legislative History
Tuesday, July 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register for this class
Thursday, July 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register for this class

Learn how to conduct legislative history research on Westlaw. In the first part of this class you will learn how to research the legislative history for a specific act. We will discuss where the act is codified, and how to find legislative history for the act. In the second part of this class we will find the legislative history for a specific statute. Plus we will see how to find links to other documents on Westlaw that cite to your statute including cases, secondary sources, regulations, and administrative decisions. 1 CLE credit pending

Drafting Assistant Essentials
Monday, July 27, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register for this class

This training will cover how to access and use the litigation and transactions tools available in Drafting Assistant. 1 CLE credit pending

July 2, 2020

Sidewalk Pickup Now Available

We’re pleased to provide sidewalk pickup service to our users!

Use our library catalog to locate the items you would like to check out. Fill out our Borrow Materials form, email wsll.ref@wicourts.gov, or call us at 608-267-9696 to place your request. A librarian will schedule a pickup time for you outside of the library entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please allow yourself enough time to park and walk to the library entrance. Pickups will be under the overhang next to the glass entrance doors.

Entrance to the library
We take the health and safety of our staff and users very seriously. Before we pull your materials, staff will wear a mask and sanitize their hands. Your items will be placed in a sealed bag or box and labeled with your name and the due date of your items. Return information will be included on the package as well.

July WSLL @ Your Service Newsletter

The July issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. Please send comments to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:
We’re Here for You (So You Don’t Have To Be)
One of the Library’s defining features has always been our ability to help our users wherever they’re located. While the pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily routines, our remote services continue. Read more

New Books
Our new books this month include Wisconsin Open Records and Public Meetings Handbook and Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference. Our new book list is also included. Read more

Tech Tip
We all know free or low-cost legal research tools do not have the features you get with more expensive systems. However, free tools have some great features you may have overlooked. Read more

State Law Library Art Tour (Part One)
During this time of social distancing we connected the artwork in the library to the gravesites of prominent figures of law and Wisconsin and Madison history. This series walks you through the halls of the Wisconsin State Law Library and amongst the graves in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Read more

Library News
Learn about our latest outreach work, and check out our newest legal topic page, a directory of Wisconsin police websites, with links to procedures, complaint forms, and manuals. Read more

July Snapshot
A parting gift from former State Law Librarian Julie Tessmer Robinson, this plaque modeled after our logo is mounted next to our entrance doors in the David T. Prosser Jr. Library. Read more

June 12, 2020

June WSLL @ Your Service Newsletter

The June issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. Please send comments to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:

Service is our Mission
While our libraries are closed to the public we encourage you to continue to reach out to the State Law Library for quick, friendly help! Read more

Celebrating Lavinia Goodell (Part Two)
We recently talked to Wisconsin Supreme Court Commissioner Nancy Kopp and Attorney Colleen Ball about their biographical website devoted to Lavinia Goodell, http://www.laviniagoodell.com. This is the second in a two part series. Read more

New Digital Materials
This month we bring you new online materials you can access from home or the office, wherever you are currently working. Read more

Tech Tip
Using charts in presentations and reports helps readers better visualize information. MapChart.net is a free website that lets you create customized maps to represent data or information. Read more

Library News
Learn about our 2019 annual report, and sign up for a free CLE class about researching with Westlaw. Read more

June Snapshot
Sidewalk construction while we are closed to the public will refresh the Capitol with a vibrant, refurbished terrace along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Read more

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