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Webinars for 2024 are now open for registration through the Wisconsin State Law Library. Please reach out to Michael Keane with questions about the class and Jaden Henneman with questions about registering.


The Wisconsin State Law Library is excited to announce Lexis+ is now available for walk-in use at the State Law Library. To celebrate, we are offering three CLE webinars in conjunction with LexisNexis.


Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
Wednesday, July 24, noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Live webinar - Register for Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts

American business man and former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer once stated, “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” The goal of this course today is to harnessing the potential as attorneys to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This course is going to be a deeper dive into online legal research. According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course you all will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.

Understanding the Risks, Rewards and Regulation of AI in the Legal Industry
Wednesday, August 21, noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Live webinar - Register for Understanding the Risks, Rewards and Regulation of AI in the Legal Industry

Artificial intelligence, and in particular Generative AI tools, continue to grow in popularity and will have a significant impact on how legal professionals' complete daily tasks and obligations of their roles. As use of AI becomes more prevalent, it is critical for legal professionals to understand the risks and rewards of using these technologies in the workplace. In this session, attendees will learn about navigating the competitive advances of responsible AI in their business strategy, eliminating bias, and what solution providers are doing to create inclusive, responsible technologies. Presenters will also examine recent legislation and regulatory responses relevant to AI and what is on the horizon for the coming years.


In-Person Classes

No classes are scheduled at this time.


If the class you want is already full, contact Jaden Henneman at 608-261-7553 or jaden.henneman@wicourts.gov to be added to the waiting list. You will be notified in the event of a cancellation, or you'll receive first notice when the class is scheduled again.

About Our Classes

Library staff and guest speakers offer free classes on legal research and using electronic resources in the legal research process. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are secured for most classes. If you'd like to request that we teach a class on a particular topic, please reach out to Michael Keane. .

We can also speak at your organization's meetings or events! Contact Michael Keane to learn more about scheduling a CLE credit class or other educational opportunity for your organization.

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