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This guide compiles information about sources of authoritative legal information for Wisconsin attorneys, emphasizing reliable sources of free and low-cost information.
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Free to WisBar Members

Fastcase

http://www.wisbar.org/fastcase

 

Federal, States

Sup. Ct. 1754→
Fed Circ. Cts. 1924
Fed. District Cts. 1912→
States vary (most 1950→)

Search by citation, party name, keyword & docket number

Free for Everyone

Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com/

Federal, States

Sup. Ct. pre 1776→
Fed. Circ. Cts. 1924→
Fed. District Cts. ?→
States vary (most mid 1950s→)

Keyword search; includes full text and links to citing cases and journal articles

Free for Everyone

HathiTrust

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010517088

Wisconsin

1st series, 1860→ (incomplete)

Browse or search within book

Free for Everyone

Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/cp3klp

Wisconsin

1st series, 1860→ (incomplete)

Browse or search within book

Free for Everyone

Public Library of Law

http://www.plol.org

Federal, States

Sup. Ct. 1791→
Fed. Circ. Cts. 1950
States 1997→

Search by citation, party name, docket number & keyword

Free for Everyone

Justia

http://www.justia.com/

Federal

Sup. Ct. 1791→
Fed. Circ. Cts. 1950
Fed. District Cts. 2004→

Search by citation, party name, & keyword

Free for Everyone

FindACase

http://www.findacase.com/

Federal, States

Sup. Ct. 1886→
Fed. Circ. Cts. 1930
Fed. District Cts. vary (most 1940s→)
States vary (most 1990s→)

Retrieve by citation or keyword search (Content free but does not contain citation or docket number - $ extra per case for those)

Free for Everyone

Open Jurist

http://openjurist.org/

Federal

Sup. Ct. 1754→
Fed. Circ. Cts. 1880

Keyword search or browse


Free at Marquette University Law Library

Shepards Public Access Service

Available in library

Federal, States

Comprehensive

Retrieve by citation only


Free at Wisconsin State Law Library

Free at Dane County Legal Resource Center

Free at Milwaukee Legal Resource Center

Free at UW Law Library

Westlaw Public/Patron Access

Available in library

Federal, States

Comprehensive

Search by citation or keyword

Free at Wisconsin State Law Library

Free at Dane County Legal Resource Center

Free at Milwaukee Legal Resource Center

Free at UW Law Library

Free from Anywhere with Free at Wisconsin State Law Library card

Hein Online

Available in library  - and-

From anywhere with WSLL library card to firms with less than 25 attorneys

State Session Laws & Statutes

 

Most from inception

For a WSLL library card, contact 1-800-322-9755 or wsll.ref@
wicourts.gov

Free at Milwaukee Public Library -or-

http://library.law.wisc.edu/images/mid.gif

Loislaw

Available in library -or-

http://www.loislaw.com

Federal, States

(MPL = WI only)

Sup. Ct. 1754→
Fed Circ. Cts. 1924
States vary (most 1930s→)

Coverage good, fairly economical

By Paid Subscription - Low priced -or-

Free to law students

VersusLaw

http://www.versuslaw.com

Law student program
http://www.versuslaw.com/lawschool/lawschoolinfo.aspx

Federal, States

Varies (most 1930s→)

Coverage good, very economical

By Paid Subscription - Higher priced

LexisNexis

http://www.lexisnexis.com

Choose package for your needs

Comprehensive

Coverage & cost varies by package

By Paid Subscription - Higher priced

Westlaw

http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com

Choose package for your needs

Comprehensive

Coverage & cost varies by package

 

Access Types

Free from Anywhere

Free to Wisconsinites

By Paid Subscription - Low priced

By Paid Subscription - Mid price

By Paid Subscription - Higher priced

Free to WisBar Members

Free for Everyone

Free to Wisconsinites

By Paid Subscription - Low Priced

By Paid Subscription - Mid Priced

By Paid Subscription - High Priced

 Free at Dane County Legal Resource Center

Free at Marquette University Law Library

Free at Milwaukee Legal Resource Center

Free at Milwaukee Public Library

Free at UW Law Library

Free at Wisconsin State Law Library

 Free at Dane County Legal Resource Center

Free at Marquette University Law Library

Free at Milwaukee Legal Resource Center

Free at Milwaukee Public Library

Free at University of Wisconsin Law Library

Free at Wisconsin State Law Library 

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