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January 27, 2012

February Classes: Researching with Westlaw

Two new CLE credit classes are now open for registration. Westlaw Fundamentals and Ethics Research via Westlaw are both offered on Wednesday, February 15th.

Both classes have limited space available, so sign up for one or both of them today!

January 20, 2012

Celebrating Ten Years

January 22, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the library opening its doors in the Risser Justice Center.

After a decade many of us still think of this as the "new" library location. Back in 2002 when we opened the doors, users were pleased to see many added features such as a training room, a rare book room to house our oldest books, 7 public access computer stations, private user work rooms, and more. The library staff invite you to visit the library in 2012 and continue to use and enjoy our "new" location.

View of Lake Monona (from our August 2008 newsletter)
10 things you can do at WSLL
  1. Access Westlaw at no charge 
  2. Sign up for After Hours use (for attorneys)
  3. Enroll in a training class for CLE credit classes 
  4. Check your email 
  5. Read the Wall Street Journal in print 
  6. Research a legislative history 
  7. Browse the new book shelf 
  8. Spread out in a user work room 
  9. Rent a room for your meeting or conference 
  10. Enjoy the view of Lake Monona

How do you move a library? Check out our newest Facebook photo album: Moving into the Risser Justice Center.

January 16, 2012

WSLL Recommends: Age Discrimination Litigation

With many American workers remaining in the workforce longer, the number of age discrimination cases is increasing. Age Discrimination Litigation, published by James Publishing, provides comprehensive coverage of the important issues and practice techniques involved in this growing area of litigation.

Authors L. Steven Platt and Cathy Ventrell-Monsees have tried over 100 age cases and submitted more than 50 amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and circuit courts. Updated annually, this two volume treatise with forms CD discusses all phases of the age discrimination litigation process from intake, investigation, and discovery, to proof, trial, remedies and summary judgment. Other key components include:
  • Administrative prerequisites to filing suit 
  • Age discrimination in employee benefits 
  • Attorney's fees and costs
  • Representing multiple plaintiffs 
  • "Top ten" tips to making your case more summary judgment resistant 
  • Using expert witnesses
  • Over 100 sample forms, pleadings, and motions

January 11, 2012

Libraries Closed: Monday, January 16

The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, and Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed on Monday, January 16th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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, January 17th.

January 9, 2012

WSLL at Your Service: January 2012

The January 2012 issue of WSLL @ Your Service has been published.

In this issue:
  • What's New: Libraries closed Jan. 16; After Hours Service for attorneys; Wis. Library Hall of Fame induction 
  • This Just In...: New and updated library materials; Monthly new titles list 
  • Tech Tip in Brief: Social media and debt collection....do they mix? 
  • WSLL Recommends: Proskauer on Privacy 
  • Odds 'n' Endings: WSLL marks 10 years in Risser Justice Center; New DOJ crime notification service

January 3, 2012

Party Puzzle Answers

A few weeks ago we posted the word game handout from our recent party. Here are the answers for those who worked on solving our library word puzzles. 

Library word game answers

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