Monday, August 14, 2006

SCR 20 conference

Supreme Court Order 04-07, dated 8/7/06, announces the open administrative conference where the Court will discuss the final issues relating to the proposed draft to amend Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys and will determine the appropriate effective date for amendments to be held on Oct 25, 2006 at 9:30 am.

(FYI "As this matter has already been the subject of a public hearing, general public testimony will not be entertained at the open conference.")

For the full-text of this order, see the court system website:

Thursday, August 03, 2006

LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface

Users of the LegalTrac database will notice a new homepage and changes in how search results are displayed and organized. Watch for more info about these changes in an upcoming newsletter of the State Law Library.

Thanks to WSLL staff for pointing these changes out.

Changes coming to Statutes online!

Users searching the Wisconsin statutes using the FOLIO interface will notice that they are presented with a screen asking them to choose the old display using SiteDirector or a new display using the Nxt site. Both are current. The new display will go into full effect this fall. The challenge screen also goes into more detail about what's different in the new interface and where to go for help or linking.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

2 New SC Orders

Order 06-02, dated 7-26-06, announces the public hearing and conference on the DWD's petition to amend Wis. Stat. s.(rule) 809-19(3) stating that a respondent who is not a party in interest to an appeal may file a statement that no brief will be filed.

Order 06-05, dated 8-1-06, announces the public hearing and conference on the petition for adoption of a procedure to suspend or deny the license to practice law of a person certified as delinquent in payment of Wisconsin state taxes.

For the full-text of these orders, see the court system website:

From Angela S. at the State Law Library.

Monday, July 31, 2006

DCLRC Staff Changes

Friday August 4 is Branch Librarian's Paula Seeger's last day at DCLRC after 5 years of service. Library Associate Lisa Winkler will work full time until a new Branch Librarian is named. A search is currently underway for a new Branch Librarian.

DCBA increases mediation fee

Effective June 1, 2006, the Dane County Bar Association’s Case Mediation Program increased from $50 to $75 the required contribution for participation in the program.

If you have any questions regarding the fee increase or the program, please contact Le Jordan at (608) 848-1477 or

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

August LAW luncheon features AG candidates

The Legal Association of Women announces their August luncheon:

When: August 9, 2006 at 12:00 noon.

Topic: "Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General Debate"

Speaker: Peg Lautenschlager and Kathleen Falk have confirmed their participation. J.B. Van Hollen is tentatively scheduled to participate.

Location: The Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI. Free parking is available in the Edgewater Hotel's parking lot.

1. Edgewater Chef's Salad Bowl: ham and turkey, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, cucumber, egg and tomato wedges on a bed of mixed greens; choice of 3 dressings.
2. Chicken Florentine: tender spinach leaves blended into a savory bread stuffing, encompassed by a boneless breast of chicken, baked and topped with "supreme sauce" and served over a bed of white rice.
3. Ravioli Florentine: tender pillows of pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with a marinara sauce.

Program: Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General will participate in an informal debate on a wide range of issues. If you would like to submit a question for possible inclusion in the debate, please e-mail Kelda Helen Roys at

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, August 4, 2006, to Margit Kelley, or 259-2611.

Price: $13 members and $17 non-members.

August DCLRC Newsletter Available

The August issue of the DCLRC Newsletter is now online. Check it out at: