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Classes

Introduction to Research on Westlaw
Thursday, February 2, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library

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.

Westlaw: Subject Area Research
Thursday, February 2, 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library

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
Wednesday, February 15, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room

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 advanced class covers additional search strategies, budget bills, advanced use of drafting records, and Supreme Court rule order research.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Advanced Westlaw
Tuesday, February 21, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room

Learn how to best utilize Westlaw in this course by: Learning about advanced search and field searching on content category search pages; Harnessing the power of advanced annotation features such as highlighting and foldering; Incorporating Key Numbers and Key Number Searching into your research; Exploring headnotes and other editorial enhancements, such as notes of decisions and statutes index; Covering advanced options for Alerts and Automated searches; Utilizing advanced customization features for "Copy with Reference", Highlighted terms, Result list display, and Document Delivery; Learn how to access Westlaw from other devices. 1 hour
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Badgerlink for Lawyers and Legal Professionals
Thursday, March 2, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library

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.

Google Power Search
Tuesday, March 14, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room

Google is a powerful legal research tool if you know how to use it effectively. Learn advanced Google search techniques as well as key features of related databases such as Google Books and Google Scholar. This class will discuss the pros and cons of using these free tools for researching case law, law review articles, and other legal topics.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

What's New On Westlaw
Tuesday, March 21, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room

The objective of this course is to update and refresh attorneys on Westlaw, and show new tools, features, and content available. The new tools and content enhancements will also assist the attorneys in providing more cost effective researching to their clients.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Savvy Searcher
Thursday, April 6, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library

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 Kristina Martinez.

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