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Wisconsin Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in Wisconsin.

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Cases

 

Case Briefs Online

Appellate Court briefs filed after July 1, 2009 are available online through Wisconsin State Law Library.

Briefs and appendices from cases 173 Wis.2d (November 1992) through 317 Wis.2d (June 2009) are available online through Univ. of Wisconsin Law Library.

Case Briefs in Print

Briefs and appendices for WI Supreme Court (starting with 1839) and WI Court of Appeals (starting with 1978) in print are held by the Wisconsin State Law Library.

More on Cases & Courts

Some state court dockets may be found in Westlaw, Lexis (Browse > Sources > By Category > Dockets), and Bloomberg Law (within the state's Laws & Regulations page). Also try searching for dockets on the court's web site.

Briefs and Trial Court Documents may be available in Westlaw. Briefs, Pleadings and Motions may be found in Lexis.

To locate state court materials not available within Westlaw, Lexis or Bloomberg Law, see Free and Fee-Based Appellate Court Briefs Online, The Sourcebook to Public Record Information : The Comprehensive Guide to County, State, & Federal Public Records Sources (2015) and A Union List of Appellate Court Records and Briefs: Federal and State (1999). Some state court materials may have to be obtained from the court's clerk office.

Some state appellate courts may make recordings of oral arguments and hearings available on their web sites.

Court rules may be found in Westlaw under Statutes & Court Rules, Lexis' Court Rules, and Bloomberg Law (within the state's Laws & Regulations page). They may also be found within the court's web site.

Court statistics may be found on the court's web page, published in the court's administrative office annual reports.

Court Structure

Wisconsin Court Structure

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