Top 5 Wisconsin Legal Resources for Lawyers, Paralegals, & Law Students

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The Internet is chock full of information on nearly every topic imaginable. There are countless sites and resources online that can be of great benefit to attorneys, law students, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Some of these resources are great, some not so great. In the interest of helping out our fellow Wisconsin legal professionals, we have compiled a list of the 5 best legal sites and resources on the web.

Wisconsin State Law Library

This site offers links to all of the Wisconsin courts (supreme, federal, court of appeals, circuit, and municipal courts), court records, opinions, and briefs. It also has a thorough list of FAQs, and a calendar of all upcoming CLE classes for attorneys. Link: http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/wisconsinlaw.php

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau offers a number of great resources including:

  • A continuously updated list of acts that have passed through the state legislature since 1995. Link: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/2acts.html
  • Full, searchable versions of the Wisconsin and US constitutions. Link: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/2wiscon.html

State Bar of Wisconsin

The official site of the Wisconsin state bar offers a plethora of features that are useful for seasoned attorneys and other legal professionals. A few of these features include:

  • A list of the Wisconsin circuit court rules for each county in the state.
  • OWI sentencing guidelines.
  • A CLE calendar.

Link: http://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/Pages/news-and-publications.aspx

Wisconsin Law Journal

One of the pre-eminent legal publications in the state, the Wisconsin Law Journal offers news about recent court cases, a directory of all the judges in the state, and an array of opinion & commentary articles. Link: http://wislawjournal.com/

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

The Wisconsin circuit court website provides public records of Wisconsin circuit courts. This site allows you to run court records, which is very beneficial for attorneys and paralegals when working on client cases. Link: http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl   Did we miss any? Let us know what legal resources you use on a regular basis.