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    The new Marketplace – launched Aug. 20 – now has an easier, more intuitive shopping experience, similar to what you’ll find on other e-commerce sites.
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    Aug. 21, 2019 – WisBar’s Marketplace not only has a new look, it’ll help you find what you’re looking for.

    WisBar’s Marketplace is your “one-stop shop” for finding State Bar of Wisconsin products and events, including PINNACLE® CLE programs, books and Books UnBound®, online forms, and State Bar CLE programs.

    With the new Marketplace, you’ll find:

    • an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface

    • improved and intuitive keyword searching, filtering, and navigation

    • more flexible registration options, including the ability to register multiple people for events

    • a clearer, more detailed registration process

    • product reviews and ratings

    • a way to opt in or out of auto-supplementation when purchasing books

    • ability to use multiple discount codes on different products in a single purchase

    As with other popular e-commerce sites, use search to find a general listing of available State Bar products, PINNACLE seminars, or other events. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your results to find what you need.

    Tip #1: Start with a Search

    Know exactly what you’re searching for or want to see what's available on a given topic? Use a detailed keyword search to pull up your product or event.

    After a search, you’ll find thumbnail images of the products and events. To see detailed descriptions click on the thumbnail images. In the example below is a search for the terms "family law":

    marketplace search results

    The search yields 48 results that include nine books, 33 CLE seminars, a law office video, two online forms, and three publications. 

    Tip #2: Use Filters Effectively

    Want to narrow things down? Use the filters, a powerful tool to help you modify your results toward what you are seeking. Each time you add a filter, the list of results will be shorter. Be sure to give the filter time to display the new results.

    In the example below of the search for the words "family law," it is possible to narrow the results by clicking on the filters on the left. You can choose to include only books, CLE seminars, online forms, and/or other practice areas:

    marketplace filters

    Tip #3: Explore All the Menus

    You can use the new menu system to easily browse the menus: CLE Seminars, Books and Forms, Practice Area, Practice Management, and Browse All. Take a moment to become acquainted with the new system.

    Sort by 37 separate topics and practice areas like family law and criminal law, legal research and writing, attorney regulation, online forms, and more.

    In addition, you can find out what CLE seminars are coming up, including all live and webcast seminar dates, all on one page. In the example below, clicking on the "Practice Areas" menu opens a list from business law to real estate to "See All":

    marketplace menu

    New Interface, Familiar Process

    When you’re ready to purchase, you’ll find an easier registration process. Be sure to log in to ensure all your applicable member discounts are reflected in your order. Once you log in, you will see the price information for the product, service, or event.

    For your protection, Marketplace does not store credit card information, and the new Marketplace continues to meet industry e-commerce security standards. It also meets or exceeds all payment card industry compliance standards.

    Where to Find Help with WisBar Marketplace

    The State Bar's Customer Service team will help with your orders or answer your questions from 8:10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Central Time. To contact them, call (608) 257-3838 or toll-free at (800) 728-7788, or feel free to send an email to org service wisbar wisbar service org.

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