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gavel.jpgThe Wisconsin State Law Library has an amazing, information-packed, and award-winning website. This is a resource you can access from your home or office computer. The library staff has researched more than 450 legal topics with hyperlinks to related information. In addition, you can also learn how to:
• access Wisconsin and Federal legal resources,
• use Legal Trac and HeinOnline to find legal articles, law journals, and law reviews,
• navigate the library's catalog, and
• much, much more.

Library: Central
Location: Meeting Room 1
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M.

Other Information: 1 CLE credit will be available to attorneys who register for this course. Registration is required; please call 414.286.3011 to register. Presented by the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and the Milwaukee Public Library.

WestlawNext is a new legal research system that speaks the same language as you!
Intermediate Research on WestlawNext
Our Intermediate Research on WestlawNext class lets you take the next step in your research training. Learn more tips and tricks for getting the best results from your research time. The Intermediate Westlaw® Skills course will teach users how to improve their online legal research skills beyond the basic level, by educating users how to search additional sources such as statutes, law reviews, and secondary materials. Participants learn how to broaden research skills to encompass materials beyond case law.

Intermediate Research on WestlawNext (1 credit)
Tuesday, Jan. 21 ~ 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Meeting Room 1

Topical Research on WestlawNext
This course builds upon your legal research skills using WestlawNext to delve into topical content sets of law. You will learn how to fi nd case law, statutes, regulations, and administrative documents specifi c to specifi c topical areas of practice. Participants will explore WestlawNext's "Related Documents" feature which will suggest secondary resources that are on-point. Attendees will learn advanced research techniques for WestSearch, the multi-functional search box that simultaneously searches all content sets on WestlawNext. Finally, you will learn how to perform legal research using West's Topic and Key Number System from the West National Reporter System (NRS). This course will focus on the following topics: 1. Habeas Petitions; 2. Administrative Reviews; 3. Insurance Law-Duty to defend

Topical Research on WestlawNext (1 credit)
Tuesday, Jan. 21 ~ 1 to 2 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Meeting Room 1

Sign up for one class or for both by calling the library at 414.286.3011

Registration is suggested and space is limited. These are demonstration classes. One CLE credit is pending for each of the courses for attorneys who attend. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. For

gavel.jpgThe Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, located in Room G10-1 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse, offers free access to HeinOnLine on all three of its public computers. Additionally, if you are an attorney or government employee, you have free access to HeinOnLine through your Milwaukee Legal Resource Center library card.

This class will enable you to learn about the materials available through the HeinOnLine database which provides access to:
• full-text law reviews and bar journals,
• selected primary federal law,
• congressional and federal agency documents, and
• sources of federal legislative history.

This database is too good to miss! Learn about HeinOnLine and how you may access this subscription service for free at the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center or anywhere you may need it.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 1 in Central Library

Registration is required, and space is limited. Please call the Ready Reference Line at (414)286-3011 to register. This is a demonstration class. One CLE credit is pending for attorneys.

state cap.jpgThe Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, located in Room G10-1 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and the Milwaukee Public Library are offering a free research class that will explore the Wisconsin Legislature's website. During this one-hour overview you will learn how to:

• track legislative activity
• locate bills and acts
• find committee information
• search the online Wisconsin Statutes

You'll also learn about the Legislative Notification Service and where to find the web sites and publications of the various Legislative Service Agencies.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 12-12:50 p.m.
Meeting Room 1, Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Register for the class by calling the library at 414.286.3011. Registration is required and space is limited. This is a demonstration class. 1 CLE credit is pending for attorneys.

Presented by the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and the Milwaukee Public Library.

scales of justice.jpgThe Milwaukee Legal Resource Center will offer two classes on how to use WestlawNext. WestlawNext searches across multiple content sets by jurisdiction providing more comprehensive and more relevant search results. An Introductory course at 12:00 P.M. is followed by an Advanced course at 1:00 P.M.

Location: Central Library's Meeting Room 1

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Time(s): 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M. Introductory Course

1:00 P.M. to 1:50 P.M. Advanced Course

Registration is required and limited. Call 286-3011 to register. This is not a hands-on class. Attorneys can earn one CLE credit for each course.

13th_Amendment_Pg1of1_AC.jpgOn January 31st of 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th amendment to the constitution, which states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Though President Lincoln had already issued the Emancipation Proclamation late in 1862, it was inconsistently enforced since it only addressed the states that had seceded and were still in rebellion of the Union. The states that had already surrendered to the union were not bound to abide by the Emacipation Proclamation. Neither were those that had not ever seceded, especially border states.

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Do you need legal forms or guidance related to divorce, child custody, child support, landlord/tenant disputes, name changes, or small claims? The new website of the Milwaukee Justice Center may be able to help. The Milwaukee Bar Association and the Marquette University Law School have formed a partnership to provide services to low-income people who need to represent themselves in court. Legal advice is not provided, but their extensive guides should help people navigate Milwaukee County's court system on their own. In addition, volunteer staff are available in Room G9 of the County Courthouse. They also host free, walk-in legal clinics for civil cases:

Family Law Clinic:

Monday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Small Claims & Foreclosure Clinic:

Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central.

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