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January 29, 2018

Real Estate Transfer Class in Milwaukee

On Thursday, February 1 the Milwaukee County Law Library will offer a free CLE class on Filing an Electronic Real Estate Transfer on the Department of Revenue's Website.

Time: Thursday, February 1, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library - Central branch, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave
In addition to a transfer document, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue now requires electronic submission of the real estate transfer return pursuant to Section 77.22(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Whether you are a private citizen or an attorney, this course will show you how to successfully maneuver through the Department of Revenue's website for a real estate transfer involving owner-occupied property.
Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

January 16, 2018

Thanks for a successful donation drive!

This winter you donated to our open house donation drive benefiting The Beacon. Thanks to your generosity, we have collected 60 hats, scarves, and pairs of gloves and socks!

January 12, 2018

Libraries Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The State Law Library, and Milwaukee and Dane County Law Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 15th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

To send 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 16th.

January 10, 2018

Sign up for Introduction to Westlaw

There is still space available in Introduction to Westlaw, a free CLE class offered on Tuesday, January 16 from noon to 1 p.m. You can register online to save your spot. 

Introduction to Westlaw
Tuesday, January 16, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library training room
Learn how to best utilize Westlaw in this course by: Finding Specific Cases, Statutes and Regulations by citation; Learning how to quickly find and search specific resource; Learning about plain language searching on Westlaw; Utilizing result list filtering to narrow your search results; Exploring document features, including new "Copy with Reference"; Learning about new Westlaw history; Reviewing the basics of the Westlaw Citator - KeyCite
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. 
Register for this class today and check out our schedule of classes for 2018 on our website.

January 4, 2018

WSLL @ Your Service January 2018

The January issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:

start here guide Start Here: Briefs and Opinion Writing

Our libraries have several resources which can help you hone your writing or prepare briefs and opinions. Read more

new books New Books

Legal Writing in Context and Legal Writing by Design: a Guide to Great Briefs and Memos are our two featured titles this month. As always, don't miss our new book list. Read more

climate map Tech Tip

Lexis Advance is now available at the David T. Prosser Jr. Library! Learn about this service as well as a new climate change tool developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin. Read more

party photo Library News

Featuring upcoming classes, our winter donation drive which runs until January 12, and last month's party recap. Read more

reading room January Snapshot

Seasonal decorations at the library included flameless candles, fresh greenery, and Capitol cutouts in honor of 2017's Capitol Centennial celebration. Read more

January 2, 2018

Job Posting: Library Assistant-Afternoon

The Wisconsin State Law Library is searching for a Library Assistant-Afternoon, 22.5 hours per week. Qualified applicants must be available to work Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Duties include: staffing the circulation desk, filing looseleaf services, shelving, moving and shifting book collections and loaded book carts, creating invoices, issuing library cards, and other collection maintenance activities. 

Skills include: excellent professional and friendly customer service skills in person and on the phone, working well independently and in pairs and teams, working in the circulation system and other computer tasks, cash handling, ability to follow written directions and to do multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 

Pay is $11.00/hour. Located on bus line, just off the Capitol Square at 120 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to elspeth.gordon@wicourts.gov which must include your hours available to work.

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