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Classes

WestlawNext Classes
Wednesday, April 8
What's New on WestlawNext, Noon - 1 p.m.
Advanced Legal Research with WestlawNext, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit per session. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

Advanced Legal Research with WestlawNext
Tuesday, April 14, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: State Law Library Training Room

Ready to move beyond basic WestlawNext searching? Learn power-searching techniques using both Natural Language, Terms and Connectors and field restrictions; discover the power of Key Number searching; and gain a better understanding of research via KeyCite.

In celebration of National Library Week, Thomson Reuters will be providing lunch for attendees (this session only).
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Intro to Wisconsin Legislative History
Friday, April 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Webinar

I need the legislative history of a Wisconsin statute. Where do I start? What do I do? Participants will look at the primary resources used to research Wisconsin legislative history, learn about the online Wisconsin legislative drafting files, and learn some helpful tips and tricks along the way. This introductory class covers basic research strategies and sources. See also our Advanced Legislative History webinar below.
$35. 1 CLE credit. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Researching Municipal Ordinances
Wednesday, May 13, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

Advanced Wisconsin Legislative History
Tuesday, May 19, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This advanced class assumes basic knowledge of sources and strategies for researching a Wisconsin legislative history. Participants will look at the primary resources used to research Wisconsin legislative history, learn about advanced search techniques, budget bills, Supreme Court rule research, and get more detailed examples of legislative history problems and solutions.
$35. 1 CLE credit. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Introduction to Legislative History Research
Wednesday, June 10, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

WestlawNext Classes
Wednesday, July 8
Research Fundamentals on WestlawNext, Noon - 1 p.m.
Intermediate Research on WestlawNext, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit per session. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

People Search
Wednesday, September 9, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

WestlawNext Classes
Wednesday, October 14
Advanced Legal Research with WestlawNext, Noon - 1 p.m.
Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Research with WestlawNext, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit per session. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

Searching Google Scholar and Google Books for Legal Research
Wednesday, November 11, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

About Our Classes

Library staff offer both free and fee-based classes on legal research and using electronic resources in the legal research process. All classes meet in the library's computer training room which is equipped with eight computers for hands-on instruction. All WI State Law Library classes are held at the Wisconsin State Law Library, 120 MLK Jr. Blvd., 2nd floor, in downtown Madison. Map / Parking

If the class you want is already full, contact Tammy Keller to be added to the waiting list. She will call you in the event of a cancellation, or you'll receive first notice when the class is scheduled again.

Classes Offered

The Wisconsin State Law Library strives to offer 12-15 classes per year. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are secured for most classes.  Below are some of the most popular offerings in recent years. Please tell us what additional classes we should offer! Contact Lisa Winkler, Outreach Services Librarian

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