On April 15, the Wisconsin State Bar will launch a new product called Books UnBound. This subscription database will contain content from CLE books published by the State Bar. Primary law links will point to Fastcase which is available to State Bar members.
The initial library will include 29 titles, i.e. the majority of the CLE Books treatises (Brown Binders and WBA Series) that are currently available in print, with approximately 10 titles being added each month. The entire finished library will consist of 59 titles. Codebooks will not be included.
According to the State Bar, Books UnBound is not intended to replace the print books, but rather to provide greater flexibility for members to conduct legal research.
Prices for law firms will be established through tiers based on the size of the law firm. Pricing for larger entities has not yet been finalized.
Access will be through Wisbar.org. Attorneys will login using their regular Wisbar login (i.e. their State Bar member number). Non-attorney staff must register for their own non-member ID number and password. Law students will receive free access to Books UnBound by registering as Law Student Associates with the State Bar.
Books UnBound will replace access to the CLE books through Loislaw, however CLE content will continue to be available, with updates, to Loislaw subscribers until the end of their contract terms.
Read more at the State Bar website.