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Classes at the David T. Prosser Jr. Library in Madison

Advanced Legislative History Research
Wednesday, May 22, Noon - 1 p.m.
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 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.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

New Features on Westlaw
Tuesday, June 18, 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

Wisconsin State Legislature Website
Wednesday, June 19, Noon - 1 p.m. FULL
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library training room

In this overview of the Legislature's site you'll learn how to track legislative activity, locate bills and acts, and search the online Wisconsin Statutes. You'll also learn about the Legislative Notification Service, and where to find publications of the various Legislative Service Agencies.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8.

Trial Court Research on Westlaw and Bloomberg Law
Wednesday, July 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library training room

This hands-on class will expand your reach into trial court documents on Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. Discover federal and state court dockets; full text documents, such as motions, pleadings and orders; jury verdicts; and expert witness reports.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Introduction to Westlaw
Tuesday, August 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

Advanced Westlaw
Tuesday, September 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library training room

Learn how to best utilize Westlaw in this course by: Learning about advanced search and field searching on content category search pages; Harnessing the power of advanced annotation features such as highlighting and foldering; Incorporating Key Numbers and Key Number Searching into your research; Exploring headnotes and other editorial enhancements, such as notes of decisions and statutes index; Covering advanced options for Alerts and Automated searches; Utilizing advanced customization features for "Copy with Reference", Highlighted terms, Result list display, and Document Delivery; Learn how to access Westlaw from other devices.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

New Features on Westlaw
Tuesday, October 15, 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

Introduction to Wisconsin Legislative History
Wednesday, October 16, Noon - 1 p.m.
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 Wisconsin 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. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Advanced Wisconsin Legislative History Research
Monday, November 11, Noon - 1 p.m.
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 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.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. Registration is limited to 8. Register Online | Print Registration Form

Introduction to Westlaw
Tuesday, November 19, 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

Introduction to Wisconsin Legislative History
Thursday, June 6, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room 1 at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

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 introductory class covers basic research strategies and sources.
FREE. 1 CLE credit. These are demonstration classes. Email Jennifer Waite to register.

Watch this space for our 2019 classes! Do you have a class suggestion? Contact Jennifer Waite with suggestions or requests.

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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