WSLL @ Your Service March 2014
What's New - Carol Hassler
Industrial Commission Notices
Recently we cataloged some Wisconsin Industrial Commission notices and orders ranging from 1927 to 1950. This is part of an ongoing project to move materials from our compact storage location to more specialized collections. These materials were moved to our locked case to be shelved with other rare and fragile Wisconsin materials.
Some of the notices we cataloged are oversized poster notices from the 1940's targeting workers in pea and fruit and vegetable canneries, minimum wage regulations for women and minors, hours of labor for women in hotels, and industrial camp sanitation guidelines for those living in work camps.
Affording a glimpse into World War II history, a handful of special order notices from 1941 and 1942 relate to the employment of minors in hotels, restaurants, bowling alleys, and other places. Each of these notices begins with a preface noting the "definite and serious shortage of help due to induction into military service of many of our young men." The orders amend the child labor provisions to allow for the employment of minors in various establishments. As one notes, "such employment...would sensibly ameliorate any labor stringency and materially contribute to the war effort."
Later a series of unemployment compensation updates from the late 1940's discuss the postwar experience and unemployment compensation. Any of these notices may be read in the library by asking a librarian to pull them from the shelf for you.
Now is the time to sign up for spring classes! As part of our National Library Week celebration, two free CLE classes are offered in early April. Don't miss your chance to sign up. Go to our Classes page to learn more - and be sure to check back for new spring classes as they are added.
This Just In... - Pete Boll
Updated! Criminal Procedure, 3rd Edition (2013-2014 pocket parts), by Wayne R. LaFave et. al.
Thomson Reuters-West, 2007
WSLL Call Number: KF 9619 .L341
Updated for 2014, this seven volume treatise in West's Criminal Practice Series focuses on the criminal procedure patterns used by most states and provides step-by-step guidance through the typical state court criminal justice system. The latest pocket parts feature significant federal and state appellate court decisions affecting topics in the main treatise volumes in the areas of:
- Detection and investigation of crimes
- Search and seizure and restrictions
- Scope and application of the Miranda rule
- The adversary system and the determination of guilt and innocence
- The Sixth Amendment
- Post-conviction reviews
- Habeus Corpus
New Title! Internet Publishing Perils and Practices: A Compass For Content in The Digital Domain, by John P. Borger, and Steven D. Zansberg, Editors.
American Bar Association, 2013
WSLL Call Number: KF 2750 .I59 2013
This is a good resource for any organization or business that has a website. The speed and ease with which digital information and images can be shared brings up many legal issues.
Full of practical "best practices" tips for practitioners, this book was written by an impressive panel of attorneys from across the country with expertise in areas such as first amendment issues, media law, intellectual property, advertising, e-commerce, data privacy, and other relevant practice areas.
See our latest New Titles list for a list of new books and other resources.
For assistance in accessing these or other resources, please contact our Reference Desk.
Tech Tip in Brief - Heidi Yelk
HeinOnline features free case law database
Fastcase and HeinOnline recently joined forces to provide HeinOnline users with seamless access to case law from the Fastcase database. Case law access is within the HeinOnline interface so users do not leave HeinOnline when viewing Fastcase content.
While reading documents within the HeinOnline "Core Collection" (Law Reviews, Legal Classics, US Attorney General Opinions, and more) users will see linked case law highlighted in blue. One click opens the full text of the case in a new browser window.
Toggling back to the citing document is a simple matter of closing or minimizing the case law window. It's easy to see how this new feature saves time for researchers and enhances the value of HeinOnline.
In addition to linking to case law, users can use the FastCase tab in HeinOnline as a separate case law library. Cases can be accessed directly by citation.
Scope and Coverage
As noted on the Fastcase.com page, "Hein's federal case coverage includes the judicial opinions of the Supreme Court (1754-present), Federal Circuits (1924-present), Board of Tax Appeals (vols. 1-47), Tax Court Memorandum Decisions (vols. 1-59), U.S. Customs Court (vols. 1-70), Board of Immigration Appeals (1996-present), Federal District Courts (1924-present), and Federal Bankruptcy Courts (1 B.R. 1-present). The state case law covers all fifty states with nearly half of the states dating back to the 1800's. Coverage for the remaining states dates back to approximately 1950."
Remote Access with your Library Card
This short video on our tutorial page provides information and instructions on using HeinOnline from your home or office.
Start Here: Trial Practice
In honor of the National Mock Trial championship taking place in Madison, Wisconsin in May, we put together a Start Here guide to trial practice materials in our library. Start Here guides provide quick topical access to books and videos so visitors can browse the collection with a list of top materials already in hand.
Trial handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers, by Ted Warshafsky
West's Wisconsin Practice Series
KFW 2930 .W673
Wisconsin trial practice
State Bar of Wisconsin
KFW 2938 .W573
NBI Seminar materials are located at KFW 2938 .A75. These seminars cover trials from a judge's point of view and include several specialized topics throughout.
Much of our trial preparation material is located at KF 8915. However, be sure to look in subject-specific areas of the library for trial help on a particular topic, like Federal court or torts.
American jurisprudence trials
This several set examines many specific litigation areas and case types, and provides sample arguments and forms.
KF 8915 .A74, updated 2014
Goldstein Trial technique
This several volume set comments on essential litigation methods and techniques.
KF 8915 .G63, updated 2014
The how-to-win trial manual: winning trial advocacy in a nutshell, by Ralph Fine
KF 8915 .F56 2011
Trial lawyer: what it takes to win, by David Berg
KF 8915 .B448 2003
Trial techniques and trials, by Thomas A. Mauet
KF 8915 .M381 2013
Trial and clinical skills in a nutshell, by Kenney Hegland
KF 8915 .Z9 H43 2005
The first trial: where do I sit? What do I say? in a nutshell, by Steven Goldberg
KF 8915 .Z9 G59 2009
73 Ways to Win: a treasury of litigation tactics and strategies
KF 8915 .S4 2001 DVD + study guide
Advanced cross examination techniques
KF 8920 .P68 A3 2007 DVD
Crafting the winning argument: twelve critical steps to success
KF 8915 .C7 2002 DVD + study guide
Art of Speaking
Crafting and delivering an argument is discussed in many of the general trial practice books on the previous page. Here are a few resources devoted to creating the perfect argument, questioning witnesses, and winning over juries.
Closing arguments: the art and the law, by Jacob Stein
KF 8915 .A7 S743, Updated 2014
Pattern cross examinations
KF 8920 .S56 2011
Questioning techniques and tactics, by Jeffrey L. Kestler
KF 8915 .K47 1999, Updated 2013
Winning the jury: how to be more persuasive, by Kelly Centofani
KFW 2942 .C45 2007
WSLL Recommends: Thompson on Real Property
This monthly column highlights a legal research tool, in print and/or electronic format, that is not freely available on the internet. We hope it will increase your knowledge of sources with which you might already be familiar and help to expand your legal research toolkit.
A comprehensive property law title that contains 100 chapters authored by over 30 legal scholars with subject expertise, Thompson on Real Property is a notable source to begin your property law research. The work begins with the historical origins of property law in England and the development of American property law. It continues with the role of Restatements of Property and Trusts and Uniform and Model Laws relating to property. Numerous property law topics are addressed in the remainder of the work, for instance:
- Types of tenancies
- Marital property
- Rights and duties of landlords and tenants
- Public housing
- Agricultural and farm land
- Water and mineral mights
- Petroleum and pipelines
- Adverse possession
- Foreign ownership of land
- Property law in foreign countries