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April 30, 2021

Job Posting: LTE Library Associate

The Dane County Law Library, located in the Dane County Courthouse, is seeking two candidates for Library Associate Limited Term Employee (LTE) positions. There are 2, 20 hour per week appointments available. The successful applicants must be available to fill the 20 hour per week requirements during the normal business hours of 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. There are two available shifts, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Law Library’s intent is to hire one candidate for each shift.


SALARY: $15 hourly.

BENEFITS: This position does not qualify for a State of Wisconsin benefit package.


1) Assisting the librarian with maintenance of judges’ book collections by filing and shelving materials. 2) Filling weekly legal information requests from Dane County inmates. 3) Assisting library users with legal reference questions such as locating circuit court procedures and forms. 4) Processing, filing, and shelving library collection materials. 5) Maintaining physical library space. 6) Basic financial transactions including handling cash. 7) Other tasks as necessary.


REQUIRED: 1) Excellent customer service skills. 2) Detail-oriented. 3) Ability to work independently. 4) Ability to manage and complete projects on time. 5) Ability to follow directions.

PREFERRED: 6) Library experience.


1) Employment will require a criminal background check.


Please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document with the email subject line #21-1635 LTE Library Associate to human.resources@wicourts.gov. Please indicate in your cover letter what shift you prefer from the shifts listed above, and your availability for each. All materials should showcase your relevant education, experience, and skills. Failure to follow these application directions may result in your disqualification.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and will be reviewed as they are received. The Wisconsin Court System will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants when requested. For additional information on the court system, visit our website at www.wicourts.gov.


April 6, 2021

Catalog and databases temporarily unavailable after 6 PM

Due to scheduled maintenance, our library catalog and remote databases may be unavailable this evening, starting at 6 p.m. 

Thank you for your patience! Please send an email to wsll.ref@wicourts.gov if you have any questions, and we will respond to your requests the next day. 

April 5, 2021

Civil Jury Instructions Updated for 2021

The Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions have recently been updated, with a 2021 release approved by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee. The fifty-second supplement to the Civil Jury Instructions updates the publication on legislative actions and judicial decisions through January 21, 2021.

Wisconsin Civil Jury Instructions cover sheet

The update includes revisions of ten existing jury instructions, as well as one new instruction. New to the set is:

The following instructions have been updated:

Earlier this year the Library partnered with the Office of Judicial Education to debut free access to the Wisconsin Jury Instructions on our website. While updated instructions can be downloaded at any time from our website, many readers may wish to keep their print sets up-to-date. Updating an existing set of print instructions works just as it has in prior years.

Download and print the fifty-second release. Blank pages have been inserted to make double sided printing easier. File new and updated instructions, along with the updated table of cases and index in your print set. A complete, printable file of all the current Civil Jury Instructions and finding aids is also available.

For information on the status of the Committee's work, please contact Bryce Pierson at bryce.pierson@wicourts.gov.

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