Wisconsin Legal Resources

Wisconsin Administrative Law Sources

Recent Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin (http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ag/attorney-general-opinions)
-- recent formal and advisory opinions

Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin (http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/oag)
-- searchable database of opinions from 1983 - Revisor of Statutes Bureau.

Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register - Revisor of Statutes Bureau (http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/code.htm)
-- searchable database. Also contains table of contents and index.

Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission - WERC Decisions
(http://werc.wi.gov/Decisions.aspx)
-- searchable database of decisions and grievance awards from 1962 - present from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. Search by date, decision number, employer name.

Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission - LIRC Decisions
(http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/lirc/default.htm)
-- website of the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission. LIRC is an independent administrative agency which decides appeals in cases involving
Unemployment Insurance (UI), Worker's Compensation (WC), and Equal Rights (ER).

Wisconsin State Agencies
(http://www.wisconsin.gov/Pages/AllAgencies.aspx)
-- alphabetical listing of Wisconsin goverment agencies, boards, commissions, and departments.

Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission Decisions
(http://www.wisbar.org/witaxop/)
-- searchable database of decisions from 1995 present from the Wisconsin State Bar Association.


Wisconsin Case Law Sources

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Western District)
(http://www.wiwb.uscourts.gov/)
-- provides links to case information, filing fees, forms, local rules, and opinions (coverage varies).

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
(http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/)
-- contains opinions, filing tips, forms, Practitioner's Handbook, rules, and examples of briefs.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals
(www.wicourts.gov/opinions/appeals.jsp)
-- provides links to opinions, certifications, oral arguments and briefs.  Court of Appeals opinions may be searched here

Wisconsin Court System
(http://www.wicourts.gov/courts/overview/overview.htm)
-- provides an overview of the Wisconsin Courts System including the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts and Municipal Courts. 

Wisconsin Supreme Court
(http://www.wicourts.gov/opinions/supreme.jsp)
-- links to opinions and dispositional orders, from 1995 to present, oral arguments and briefs.  Briefs filed after July 1, 2009, are available on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access site.  For briefs filed pre-July 1, 1992, use the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law Library.


Wisconsin Government Resources

City of Madison
(http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/)
-- official website of the city of Madison.

City of Milwaukee
(http://city.milwaukee.gov/home)
--official website of the city of Milwaukee

Codes and Ordinances
(http://www.wilawlibrary.gov/ordinances.html)
-- includes links to nearly 200 Wisconsin city and county codes and ordinances.

Milwaukee County
(http://www.county.milwaukee.gov)
-- official website of Milwaukee County

Office of the Governor
(www.wisgov.state.wi.us/)
-- this site contains links to executive orders, speeches, and appointments of the governor.

Ozaukee County
(http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/)
-- official website of Ozaukee County

Waukesha County
(http://www.co.waukesha.wi.us/)
-- links to code of ordinances and departments.

Wisconsin Cities, Towns, and Villages
(http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/vitalrecords/pdf/cvt.pdf)
-- alphabetical list of links to Wisconsin Cities, Towns, and Villages

Wisconsin Zip Codes by Cities, Towns, and Villages
(http://www.doa.state.wi.us/Documents/DIR/Demographic%20Services%20Center...)
--list of zip codes within each municipality

 


Wisconsin Legislative Sources

Wisconsin Acts
(http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2acts.html)
-- searchable database of Wisconsin Acts from 1995 - present. Also provides subject index.

Wisconsin Bills
(http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/default.aspx)
-- use the quick search feature on the left menu.

Wisconsin Constitution
(http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html)
-- search or browse the Wisconsin Constitution. Provides link to United States Constitution.

Wisconsin Legislative Drafting Records (http://library.law.wisc.edu/eresources/draftingrecords/index.html)
Drafting records include written materials, letters, and memoranda created during the drafting of a bill, resolution, or subsequent amendments.
-- 1999-2005 drafting files are available at the above legislative site.
-- 1927-1998 files are available at Marquette University Law Library on microfiche.

-- For more information and sources of legislative history, see:
Researching Legislative History in Wisconsin (http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lrb/pubs/wb/06wb10.pdf) by Michael J. Keane, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau.

Wisconsin State Legislature (http://www.legis.state.wi.us/)
-- official site of the Wisconsin Legislature.

Wisconsin Statutes - Revisor of Statutes Bureau (http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/Statutes.html)
-- searchable database of Wisconsin statutes. Includes searchable index. Coverage 1995 - present.


Wisconsin Practitioner Sources

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Eastern District) (http://www.wieb.uscourts.gov/)
-- contains court calendars, local rules, electronic filing/case management information and links to judges' policies, procedures, and standing orders.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Western District) (http://www.wiwb.uscourts.gov/)
-- provides links to case information, filing fees, forms, local rules, and opinions (coverage varies).

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/)
-- contains opinions, filing tips, forms, Practitioner's Handbook, rules and examples of briefs.

U.S. District Court (Eastern District) (http://www.wied.uscourts.gov/)
-- links to forms, local rules, and fees schedules.

U.S. District Court (Western District) (http://www.wiwd.uscourts.gov/)
-- provides general information about the court and links to other relevant web sites.

Wisconsin Appellate Briefs (http://library.law.wisc.edu/eresources/wibriefs/)
-- includes full-image briefs for Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases from 173 Wis.2d (November 1992). This collection is generated from scanned images created by the Wisconsin State Law Library and placed on the UW Law library web site.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Program - WCCAP (http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl)
-- provides access to Wisconsin Circuit Court records. Coverage varies by county and date.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Forms (http://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit.htm)
-- links to general, civil, traffic, small claims, family, juvenile and probate forms.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Rules, by county
(http://www.wisbar.org/directories/courtrules/pages/circuit-court-rules.aspx)

Wisconsin Self-Help Family Law
(http://wicourts.gov/services/public/prose.htm)
-- developed by the Wisconsin Court System for use by people representing themselves in divorce and legal separation actions.

Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access - WSCAAi (http://wscca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl)
-- contains status of appeals filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Coverage begins in 1993.