WSLL @ Your Service December, 2006
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and
Dane County Legal Resource Center
will be closed December 25 and January 1.
~~ Happy Holidays ~~
|What's New -- Connie Von Der Heide||This Just In... -- Pete Boll|
Winter holiday open house
Knutson and Tessmer are among 2006 “Unsung Heroes”
WSLL staffers speak at WLA Conference
It’s After Hours Service renewal/application time
This month’s featured titles include:
NEW EDITION! Wisconsin Collection Law, 2nd edition / Robert A. Pasch (Wisconsin Practice Series, volumes 12 & 13) Thomson / West Publishing, 2006
This new edition is worth highlighting for two reasons: 1) it’s been completely revised for the first time since the first edition was published in 1993; and 2) it has transitioned from a standalone volume in the old Lawyer’s Cooperative Publishing Wisconsin Practice Library (brown hardcover volume) to volumes 12 and 13 in the West multi-volume Wisconsin Practice series (green hardcover volumes).
Like its predecessor, the second edition serves as a comprehensive resource guide devoted exclusively to collection law in Wisconsin. Useful for attorneys, paralegals and others involved in debt collection, it incorporates relevant developments and changes to the law of debt collection and enforcement of judgments. Chapters of particular interest include:
Forms and appendices have been added and updated as well.
NEW TITLE! Collections and Bankruptcy / Charles G. Center…et al. (Wisconsin Business Advisor Series, volume 4) State Bar of Wisconsin, 2006
In keeping with the theme of collection law in Wisconsin, this fourth and latest volume in the popular Wisconsin Business Advisor Series provides valuable information for the practitioner in the areas of collection remedies, negotiating agreements with creditors, and resolving bankruptcy proceedings. It includes useful practice tips, cautionary notes, checklists, and comprehensive tables of cases, statutes, regulations, and rules. When complete, the Wisconsin Business Advisor Series will include nine volumes providing quick legal references targeting the business law world, all produced with the assistance of the State Bar’s Business Law Section.
|Tech Tip in Brief -- Heidi Yelk||Learn @ the Law Library – Amy Crowder|
Keep Track of Competitors and Clients
Trackengine.com also provides tutorials on competitive intelligence research and tips and tricks for using the service. For more robust tracking, Trackengine.com offers a fee-based subscription service.
Please send suggestions for future Tech Tips to the editor.
Upcoming WSLL Classes
The Wisconsin Legislature Website
Using the “new” LegalTrac and HeinOnline
NEW CLASS! Ethics Research: Can You Do That?
Q: I’m looking for biographical information on a Wisconsin judge; can you help?
A: While some Wisconsin judges’ biographies are available online, many are not. The Library has a number of print resources that can help you with your research. You may wish to begin with some of these:
Wisconsin Judicial Profiles. Published by Wisconsin Jury Verdict.
Provides biographical data on federal, state, and tribal court judges serving in Wisconsin. Includes information on the judge’s professional and legal experience, judicial assignment history, prior law firm affiliations, publications and seminars, awards, education, organizations he/she has been a member of, hobbies or interests, and family information. The 2004-2005 edition references civil cases in which the judge presided. Summaries of these cases have been published in Wisconsin Verdicts & Settlements which is also available in the Library, KFW2942.4.A53 V47
Wisconsin Judges Directory, published by the Wisconsin Court System.
Provides information on Wisconsin Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, circuit court and reserve judges. Data includes judicial activities, when the judge’s term expires, career history, education, family information, and interests.
Judges Directory. Published by the Wisconsin Law Journal.
Recent editions have featured Dane County and Milwaukee County judges, Milwaukee and Madison municipal judges, and judges for the U.S. district courts and bankruptcy courts. Previous editions have featured judges from Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties. Data includes a summary of the judge’s career prior to judgeship, education, and other pertinent biographical data.
ProQuest Wisconsin Newsstand
The ProQuest database provides abstracts and full-text articles from over 800 newspapers, magazines, journals and trade publication titles, including 12 Wisconsin newspapers. BadgerLink users can search these 12 papers in a separate database called the Wisconsin Newsstand. It’s an excellent source of news related to judges and the cases over which they preside. Freely available to most Wisconsin residents.
Additional library resources that may be of help includes biographical directories of judges in federal and other states’ courts. To identify those, search our library catalog or contact our Reference Desk for assistance.
|Odds 'n' Endings -- Julie Tessmer|
Top 10 Things to do @ WSLL on your Lunch Hour
1. Browse the New Book Shelf located in the Reading Room.
2. Check your email on any of our seven Patron Access Stations.
3. Read a newspaper or news magazine.
4. Take a self-guided tour of the library’s portrait collection.
5. Page through a coffee table book located in one of the library’s soft seating areas.
6. Stare out the window at Lake Monona.
7. Find your alma mater’s law review in the Periodicals section on 3rd Floor.
8. Check out the CD set 171 Ways to Improve Your Discovery Techniques to listen to during your commute.
9. Watch the movie Legally Blonde in User Work Room #1 which is equipped with a TV/VCR/DVD.
10. Pick up a list of current WSLL legal research training classes at the circulation desk.
5 – WSLL Holiday Open House 3:00-5:00pm in the Library Reading Room. Please join us!
10 – Melvil Dewey, the “Father of Modern Librarianship” was born 1851. At age 21, Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. A few years later he helped to establish the American Library Association (ALA) and co-founded Library Journal. For a complete biography see this OCLC webpage.
25 – Christmas Day. WSLL, MLRC & DCLRC closed
January 1 – New Year’s Day. WSLL, MLRC & DCLRC closed
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