Each chapter of Wisconsin Legal Research is written with the novice in mind, defining basic terms that may be new to the researcher, before giving an explanation of the types of materials available. The authors have covered both print and electronic resources, since it is often a combination of the two that yield a cost-effective and efficient research result. Legal research economics are important, so the authors have covered the free and reliable web sites as well as commercial research services frequently used in Wisconsin.
Written for first-year or transfer law students, paralegal students, law firm summer associates who are attending law school outside of Wisconsin, librarians, the general public, and attorneys new to the practice of law in Wisconsin, the source-specific information will be useful, especially in the areas of administrative law and legislative history.
This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.
"Wisconsin Legal Research is not only an excellent resource for paralegals and law students but can serve as a helpful refresher reference for those of us who have been lawyers for a long time. Professors Cervenka and Behroozi give the reader an easy to follow and clear road map through both primary and secondary sources." — Justice Janine P. Geske (ret.), Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of MULS Restorative Justice Initiative, Marquette University Law School
"[This book] provides a very accessible overview of Wisconsin research sources, including especially the key state-specific sources not covered in other books. It uses a process-based approach, explaining not only where to look but also how to decide the order and priority of sources. The local coverage is excellent and includes local court rules, state administrative practice, state legislative history, and local citation. It is rare to find a book that serves so many kinds of readers, from beginning paralegal students to law students to experienced lawyers. This one does just that. Every Wisconsin paralegal and lawyer should own this book." — Linda H. Edwards, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Las Vegas