Legal Technology & Research Workshops at the State Law Library

Once again, the Wisconsin State Law Library has a great slate of workshops scheduled. Registration forms are available on their Classes & Tours webpage.

– 25 Legal Tech Tips in 90 Minutes

Wednesday July 12, 2006 10:00-11:30 a.m.
During this fast-paced romp through technology tips for the law office, you’ll learn how to recover fast from a computer crash; discover a free tool to find lost client documents in a flash; see how to keep track of your legal research website passwords without post-it notes; learn an easy way to create fill-in legal forms; and more! And, bring along your computer questions and see if you can “Stump the Geek!” Don’t miss this class – it might just change your relationship with your computer. The instructor is Art Saffran, technology consultant and former State Bar of Wisconsin IT Director. Fee: $50.00.
– Using @ the State Law Library: How Does It Work?
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 9-10 a.m.
Here’s an opportunity to become more familiar with the various databases provided on our 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.

– Mining for Company Nuggets: Locating Corporate Information on the Internet

Friday, October 6, 2006 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Join guest instructor and law librarian Carol Bannen as she demonstrates the skills of finding company information on the Internet. Learn how to locate background information, financial data, litigation history, and more. Whether your law firm is courting new clients or investigating an opposing party, this class will help you find the facts you need. Learn how to access Securities and Exchange Commission filings, navigate the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution’s Corporate Records Information Service, uncover Standard and Poor’s ratings, and discover corporate news sources. Fee: $50.00. 1.5 CLE credits applied for.
– Introduction to Google Scholar and Google Book Search
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 9-10 a.m.
This one-hour class will explore new tools from Google: Google Scholar and Google Book Search. Learn searching techniques and discuss the pros and cons of using these tools for law related research. FREE Class.

– Wisconsin Briefs Online

Wednesday, December 6, 9-10 a.m.
Streamline your search for briefs! This class covers Wisconsin Briefs available on the Internet. Learn how to access Wisconsin Briefs on the UW Law Library’s website, and gain a basic understanding of how to best use WSCCA in your search for Wisconsin Briefs. FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for.