Workshops at the WI State Law Library
Looks like the Wisconsin State Law Library has an excellent slate of workshops planned this spring and summer. From their Web site:
National Library Week Special
WSLL Web Tours
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9:00-10:00 a.m. OR
Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:00-10:00 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. Following the one-hour class, take a guided tour of the library itself.
NEW! Using PACER for Federal Court Research & Document Retrieval
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This one-hour class will demonstrate the Federal Court System's "Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)" database. Guest instructor Theresa Owens, Clerk of the Western District of Wisconsin Federal Court, will help you learn how to access federal court dockets through the Internet and obtain full text documents filed in federal, civil, and criminal court.
FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for
NEW! Advanced Google for the Legal Researcher
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
In this hands-on class you'll expand your legal research capabilities by learning how to effectively use Google's advanced search features. Download the Google Toolbar and learn how to use it to your advantage. Discover why you may need to use more than one search engine. Explore the invisible web and find out what may not be freely available on the internet or can only be found in print. You'll also learn the latest about Google's attempt to digitize all the world's books and historical documents, and how you can incorporate Google Book Search into your legal research routine. Participants should have a general knowledge of Google searching prior to taking this class
Fee: $99.00. 3 CLE credits applied for.
Using Shepard's Public Access @ the State Law Library
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:00-2:00 p.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 using this timesaving tool. Led by guest instructor Lisa Rosenfeld, LexisNexis.
FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for.