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March 20, 2019

National Library Week, April 8-12

Join us for National Library Week events, from April 8-12, 2019. This year's theme is Libraries = Strong Communities, and we couldn't agree more with this statement. From providing vital research sources, to helping individuals navigate the court system for the first time, we are proud to serve the Court System and the people of Wisconsin.

Public Records
Monday, April 8, 11 - Noon
Thursday, April 11, 11 - Noon
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library rare book room
Get an overview of the history of Wisconsin’s public records law, understand top research sources, and learn where to find public records on individuals and businesses. Discover business entity records, liens, real estate records, and more. We'll help you find online and offline government agency sources for commonly-sought Wisconsin public records.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Register Online | Print Registration Form
Dig in to Dockets and Court Documents
Monday, April 8, Noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library rare book room

Learn how to research trial court dockets using free and low-cost tools available on the Internet, such as Wisconsin Circuit Court Access and PACER. Then survey powerful databases available free at the library. Learn how to locate verdicts and settlements via Westlaw and discover full text court filings using Westlaw and Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Intelligence Center.
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Watch for blog posts and Facebook updates throughout the week on how we reach out to our Wisconsin community, and how you can use our services and collection.

Do you have a story to tell about using one of our three libraries? Send an email to carol.hassler@wicourts.gov.

March 13, 2019

Wisconsin State Budget Process

The Governor’s formal announcement of the biennial budget to the Legislature and people of Wisconsin signals the start of budget season in Wisconsin. Use this research guide to understand the process or to stay up to date on the latest changes.

Start with the budget drafts and Budget Index Report on the Wisconsin State Legislature's website, then continue your research with administrative reports, legislative agency analysis, and opinions and news coverage.

Ask a librarian for help finding information or analysis, and use our State Budget research guide to begin your research.

March 12, 2019

Job Posting: Library Assistant - Circulation Desk LTE

The Wisconsin State Law Library seeks a detail-oriented LTE (Limited Term Employee) Library Assistant, 22.5 hours per week. Applicants must have morning availability; Monday through Friday 8 AM to 12:30 PM.

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

Skills include excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone, 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/hour.

Location: The library is located on bus lines, just off the Capitol Square at 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Madison.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to elspeth.gordon@wicourts.gov which must include your hours available to work. (Emails preferred.)

March 4, 2019

WSLL @ Your Service March 2019

The March issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. Your comments are welcome! Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:

The Bloomberg Law Tax Practice Center gathers Bloomberg BNA resources in one website. It's a great way to keep current with federal and state tax law developments. Read more

Our featured new titles this month are Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration and Advising the Evolving Family. Don't forget to check out our full March new book list. Read more

Decluttering your electronic accessories may seem like a monumental task, but this article can help you to find guidance and disposal options near you. Read more

We're already making plans for National Library Week in April and we invite you to register for our upcoming classes! Read more

Enjoy the beautiful exterior and detailed interior of the Dodge County Courthouse at sundown. Read more

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