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July 24, 2014

Milwaukee Legal Resource Center Closed on Friday

This Friday, July 25th, the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center will be closed in order to move into their new space in the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

The Milwaukee Legal Resource Center (MLRC) is moving across the hall from their current location. Beginning on Monday, you can find the MLRC in room G9 of the courthouse. MLRC will be open during their regular hours, 8-4:30 beginning on Monday, July 28th.

July 12, 2014

WSLL Recommends: Wisconsin Trust Code

The new Wisconsin Trust Code took full effect on July 1st, 2014. If you're still wrapping your mind around the impact of 2013 Act 92, you'll want to use the State Bar of Wisconsin's 2014 Wisconsin Trust Code: with Legislative Reference Bureau Analysis. With the major overhaul to Wis. Stat. ch. 701, this slender code book brings together all the text of the relevant statutes, previous code, and legislative changes in one convenient reprinted reference. It also includes the Legislative Reference Bureau's analysis of 2013 SB 384 and the Legislative Council's Amendment Memo for 2013 SB 384.

For a discussion of the these new laws, we recommend the article Estate Planning Metamorphosis: Wisconsin's New Trust Code, 87 Wis. Lawyer 6 (2014).

July 3, 2014

WSLL at Your Service: July 2014

Don't miss our tips for using our new database, Index to Legal Periodicals, in our July newsletter. Learn how to log in to this database by using your library card, and get a quick overview of search and alert features you can use right away.

Space is available in six CLE classes through late summer and early fall, many of them free. We are also offering webinars again, so get your CLE credits from the comfort of your home or office. You can even attend from your mobile device, so you can earn those CLE credits from your favorite beach or poolside. Get more information on our Classes page.

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lydon Johnson on July 2, 1964. The official, digital version of the law can be found on the U.S. Government Printing Office's website.

Our June new book list has a selection of new materials covering civil and political rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is also covered in West's Federal administrative practice and in various other standalone publications, like this 1964 BNA manual providing analysis and legislative history of the act.

Read more about this act at the Library of Congress' American Memory Federal law project and African American Odyssey.