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Classes

Introduction to Legislative History
Wednesday, September 26, Noon - 1 p.m. FULL
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. 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 legislative drafting files, and learn some helpful tips and tricks along the way. This introductory class covers basic research strategies and sources.

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8.

New Features in Westlaw
Tuesday, October 16, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. 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

Legislative History - Advanced
Wednesday, October 24, Noon - 1 p.m. FULL
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library training room

This course deals with the "special cases" in legislative history research that may discourage even experienced researchers. Budget bills, legislative council bills, and legislation created by supreme court order each require different approaches from most legislation, but also offer the possibility of different and more revealing sources of information. Participants will learn the strategies, pitfalls, and rewards of each.

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8.

Introduction to Westlaw
Tuesday, November 20, 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 Online | Print Registration Form

Classes at the Central Library in Milwaukee

Advanced Westlaw &
Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Research in Westlaw
Thursday, October 4, Noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room 1 at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

FREE. 1 CLE credit and 1 CLE ethics credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee County Law Library and space is limited. Call 414-278-4900 or email mcll.ref@wicourts.gov to register. These are demonstration classes.

Badgerlink
Thursday, November 1, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room 1 at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Legal research often involves using more than just legal resources. When you need background information from newspapers or magazines, you need BadgerLink. This class will show you how to use BadgerLink's databases to search thousands of magazines and journals, and hundreds of newspapers, full text and all for free.

FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee County Law Library and space is limited. Call 414-278-4900 or email mcll.ref@wicourts.gov to register. These are demonstration classes.

About Our Classes

Library staff and guest speakers offer both free and fee-based classes on legal research and using electronic resources in the legal research process. All David T. Prosser Jr. Library classes are held at 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

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 Michael Keane with suggestions.

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