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Wisconsin Resources

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


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Historical Cases

Docket Search

Case Briefs Online

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.

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Court Records & Documents

  • Some Briefs and Trial Court Documents may be available on Westlaw.
  • CourtLink and  Briefs, Pleadings and Motions may be found on Lexis.
  • To locate state court materials not available within Westlaw, Lexis or Bloomberg Law, see Dockets & Court Documents page in our Briefs, Oral Arguments and Other Court Documents Research Guide.
  • Some state appellate courts may make recordings of oral arguments and hearings available on their web sites.
  • The Law Library's ILL Services, a library-to-library resource sharing service, does not order court materials from a court's clerk. Please contact the court directly for copies.

Court Structure

Wisconsin Court Structure

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