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Workshops from the WSLL

The Wisconsin State Law Library is offering a wonderful slate of both free and fee-based workshops this fall. Schedule appears below:

WSLL Web Tour (CLASS IS FULL) Wednesday August 4, 2004 8:30-9:30 a.m. Take a guided tour of the information-packed WSLL website. Explore Wisconsin & Federal legal resources, travel around the Legal Topics page, and learn to navigate our web catalog and LegalTrac. FREE Class. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

Using Loislaw.com @ the State Law Library: How Does It Work? Wednesday September 8, 2004 8:30-9:30 a.m. Here’s an opportunity to become more familiar with the various Loislaw.com databases provided on WSLL’s public access computers, and how they can save you research time and money. Learn the basics of searching and printing while exploring everything from the primary law of all state and federal jurisdictions to the wealth of information in the State Bar of Wisconsin CLE books. Tired of slogging through print digests? There’s a better way! FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

The Wisconsin Legislature Website Wednesday October 6, 2004 8:30-9:30 a.m. In this hands-on 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 Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

Internet 101: Essential Skills for Lawyers and Legal Researchers Wednesday October 27, 2004 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon This class will focus on Internet fundamentals for the novice user. Learn the basics of surfing the web; how to use tools, such as browsers and web email; when to use a search engine and when to use a search directory; how to use plug-ins; and how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware. This workshop will incorporate legal research examples appropriate for lawyers, paralegals and legal researchers. The hands-on format allows you to practice while you learn. Fee: $125.00. 3 CLE credits applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

Using Shepard's Public Access @ the State Law Library Wednesday November 3, 2004 8:30-9:30 a.m. Shepard's Public Access allows fast, easy Shepardizing and retrieval of cases, statutes and more. It's available for free use at the Wisconsin State Law Library, Dane County Legal Resource Center and Milwaukee Legal Resource Center. Attend this one-hour session to learn more about this timesaving tool. FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

Finding Federal Material on the Web Wednesday December 1, 2004 8:30-9:30 a.m. Now more than ever, the first place to look for federal legal materials is the Web. In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to find briefs, oral arguments, opinions and court rules, and view legislative histories, committee reports, bills, acts and statutes. You'll also learn where to find and how to use the Federal Register, CFR and presidential documents, and how to track down agency decisions, orders and rulings. The class also includes a visit to the "CyberCemetery" of websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.

Using Wisconsin Legal Resources on the Internet Tuesday December 7, 2004 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon This hands-on course focuses entirely on locating and using web-based Wisconsin legal and government information, including statutes, regulations, caselaw and much more. It is appropriate for attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants. Fee: $125.00. 3 CLE credits applied for. Registration is limited to 8. Print registration form.