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Legal Research Tools and Techniques 2024

Product ID: CA3635W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Are you ready to research?

Search engines like Google have made online research so much easier, but do you know how to take your research to the next level? Would you like to use artificial intelligence (AI) as a research tool, but you’re not sure how to make it happen? You’re in luck! Legal Research Tools and Techniques is packed with strategies and tips to get remarkably effective, time-saving results.

Sophisticated sleuthing

We’ve assembled a top-notch team of research gurus to help you up your game. You’ll start with recommendations to improve results from online search engines. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Find public records sources for information about people
  • Complete a due diligence business profile with free sources
  • Recognize the potential and limitations of online “people finders”
  • Harness the power of state resources to further your research
  • Locate legislative history, including text, acts, and annotations
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Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

6 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, May 30, 20248:30 AM - 2:45 PM CT

Add to Calendar 5/30/2024 8:30:00 AM 5/30/2024 2:45:00 PM America/Chicago Legal Research Tools and Techniques 2024

Are you ready to research?

Search engines like Google have made online research so much easier, but do you know how to take your research to the next level? Would you like to use artificial intelligence (AI) as a research tool, but you’re not sure how to make it happen? You’re in luck! Legal Research Tools and Techniques is packed with strategies and tips to get remarkably effective, time-saving results.

Sophisticated sleuthing

We’ve assembled a top-notch team of research gurus to help you up your game. You’ll start with recommendations to improve results from online search engines. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Find public records sources for information about people
  • Complete a due diligence business profile with free sources
  • Recognize the potential and limitations of online “people finders”
  • Harness the power of state resources to further your research
  • Locate legislative history, including text, acts, and annotations
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Are you ready to research?

Search engines like Google have made online research so much easier, but do you know how to take your research to the next level? Would you like to use artificial intelligence (AI) as a research tool, but you’re not sure how to make it happen? You’re in luck! Legal Research Tools and Techniques is packed with strategies and tips to get remarkably effective, time-saving results.

Sophisticated sleuthing

We’ve assembled a top-notch team of research gurus to help you up your game. You’ll start with recommendations to improve results from online search engines. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Find public records sources for information about people
  • Complete a due diligence business profile with free sources
  • Recognize the potential and limitations of online “people finders”
  • Harness the power of state resources to further your research
  • Locate legislative history, including text, acts, and annotations
Read More ↓

Beverly G. Butula
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.
Milwaukee

Carol Hassler
Wisconsin State Law Library
Madison

Brent J. Hoeft
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Carol J. Schmitt
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.
Madison

8:30 a.m. Advancing Your Google (and Other General Search Engine) Prowess

  • Tips and tricks for improving online search effectiveness.
  • Using advanced search templates
  • Engines beyond Google

Beverly G. Butula

9:20 a.m. Become a Super Sleuth: Finding People and Business Information

  • Learn public records sources for businesses and individuals.
  • Complete a due diligence business profile with free sources
  • Understand online people finders – potential and limitations.

Carol Hassler

10:10 a.m. Break

10:25 a.m. Preparing Your Case with Free Sources

  • Comparative law research
  • Wisconsin agency decisions
  • Locating Wisconsin briefs
  • Wisconsin Jury Instructions online

Carol Hassler

11:15 a.m. The Long and Winding Road of Legislative History

  • Locating statute text
  • Statute history including acts and annotations.
  • Online drafting records
  • Secondary sources

Carol J. Schmitt

12:05 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. Mining Badger State Resources – State and Municipal

    • State resources to further your research
    • Municipal resources
    • o Ordinances
      o Boundary/Annexation/Agreements
      o Local Government
      o Outside Wisconsin

Beverly G. Butula

1:55 pm. AI and Legal Research

  • How AI is being implemented into legal research
  • Available options to choose from and features of different platforms
  • Best practices when using AI research tools

Brent J. Hoeft

2:45 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Get more out of Google (and other search engines)
  • Improve your search results and boost efficiency
  • Learn where and how to find information on people and businesses
  • Research and prepare for your cases using free sources
  • Receive tips for locating legislative history, including acts and annotations
  • Discover state and municipal resources that can help you further your research
  • Find best practices for artificial intelligence (AI) research tools
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals

Book Bonus!

Wisconsin Guide to Citation
Save 15% on the Wisconsin Guide to Citation.* The Guide fills in the gaps left by The Bluebook when it comes to citing Wisconsin authorities. Find examples of citations to Wisconsin administrative proceedings and appeals, and sources for copies of those decisions. Use discount code CA3635 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid through 12/31/25. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on the purchase of libraries. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

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