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June 27, 2011

Libraries closed: Monday, July 4

The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, and Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

To submit a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library while we are closed, you may call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online. We will respond to questions and requests on Tuesday, July 5th.

June 20, 2011

WSLL Recommends: Methods of Practice

The Wisconsin Practice series is a time-honored research staple for both legal practitioners and librarians but one component of it is sometimes overlooked. Methods of Practice, comprised of four volumes, provides a concise discussion of the law along with practice strategies and over 500 forms for a wide range of legal practice areas, from real property to estate planning to family law. More than fifty attorneys contributed their legal expertise and experience to the 80-plus chapters in this title.

Several topics Methods of Practice covers that are hard to find elsewhere:
  • Foreclosure - including discussion of secondary mortgage foreclosures. Also contains an explanatory section on the foreclosure sale process, with a chart comparing a fair market sale and a judicial sale
  • Termination of joint tenancy and life estates
  • Land contracts with information on drafting a contract, remedies and foreclosure
  • Farm leases
  • Name change, including a description of what may occur at a name change hearing
  • Organizing a business and choice of form of business
  • Administrative proceedings such as unemployment insurance and workers' compensation
Methods of Practice and all the other titles in the Wisconsin Practice Series are available in print at our main library in Madison and our branch libraries in the Milwaukee and Dane County Courthouses. We also provide access to an electronic, searchable version through Westlaw, which is available on the public computers in all three libraries.

June 17, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Helpful Government Agency

This year the Isthmus' ballot for its annual Madison Favorites includes a new category: "Government Office You Find Most Helpful."

Have we helped you this year? If so, please consider voting for the Wisconsin State Law Library or Dane County Legal Resource Center before the polls close on June 26th.

June 12, 2011

Free CLE presentations for legal organizations

Connie Von Der Heide, Director of Reference and Outreach Services, recently spoke to members of the Racine County Bar Association about the State Law Library's services for attorneys. Her CLE-accredited presentation provided information about the library's reference, document delivery and circulation services, and a demonstration of legal research databases and other sources of information available on and through the library's website, wilawlibrary.gov.

Other local bar associations and legal organizations who are interested in hosting this free presentation are encouraged to contact Connie at 800-322-9755, 608-266-1600, or Connie.VonDerHeide@wicourts.gov.

June 5, 2011

WSLL at Your Service: June 2011

The June issue of WSLL @ Your Service has been published.

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