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Classes

Using Badgerlink for Legal Research
Thursday, February 11, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee Public Library, Meeting Room 1

Join Diane Duffey, Director of Research Services for Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C., for this informative class. Badgerlink is “Wisconsin’s online library” and available to anyone with a Wisconsin library card. As such, it provides access to a wealth of useful resources and publications. In this class, we will explore the many different resources available through the Badgerlink service, and check out which ones are especially helpful for legal professionals in all facets of their work. We will also look at the functionality of several of these resources and learn some tips and tricks on how to retrieve information from these databases effectively and efficiently.
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.

Introduction to WestlawNext
Tuesday, February 16, Noon - 1 p.m. Full
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library training room

Learn how to best utilize WestlawNext 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 WestlawNext; Utilizing result list filtering to narrow your search results; Exploring document features, including new "Copy with Reference"; Learning about new WestlawNext history; Reviewing the basics of the WestlawNext Citator - KeyCite.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Full

Advanced Wisconsin Legislative History
Thursday, February 18, 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 advanced class covers additional search strategies, budget bills, advanced use of drafting records, and Supreme Court rule order research.
$35. 1 CLE credit. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Drone Law - Present and Future
Thursday, March 10, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin State Law Library Rare Book room

This program will review current federal and state drone regulations with a focus on Wisconsin and the future. The lecturer will address laws and regulations pertaining to hobbyists, commercial drone operators and government entities such as police and fire departments. The program will also address Wisconsin statutes applicable to drones, the FAA's proposed regulations, privacy concerns, and recent congressional action.
FREE. 1 CLE credit applied for. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Medical Research for Attorneys
Thursday, March 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
Thursday, April 14
Intermediate Research on WestlawNext, Noon - 1 p.m.
Intellectual Property Law Research, 1 p.m. - 2 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.

Filing an Electronic Real Estate Transfer on the Department of Revenue's Website
Thursday, May 12, 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.

People Search
Thursday, June 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
Thursday, July 14
Research Fundamentals on WestlawNext, Noon - 1 p.m.
Labor and Employment Law Research, 1 p.m. - 2 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.

Wisconsin State Law Library Website
Thursday, September 8, 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
Thursday, October 13
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. Registration is suggested through the Milwaukee Public Library and space is limited. Call 414-286-3011 to register. These are demonstration classes.

Using the Internet to Research Companies
Wednesday, November 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.

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 Heidi Yelk

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