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    October 04, 2017

    Find Your Perfect Supporting Case with Family Law Casenotes & Quotes

    When you’re tracking down that perfect case to support your family-law client’s position, look in Family Law Casenotes and Quotes, newly updated with the latest cases on contempt, discovery sanctions, and more.

    Oct. 4, 2017 – Need to find an on-point family law case?

    Find it in the go-to resource, Family Law Casenotes and Quotes from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®, a compilation of the most significant family-law appellate opinions from nearly the past four decades.

    A Curated Database of Family Law Cases

    Suppose you vaguely remember an opinion, decided in the past two to three years, one that involved a parent moving from Wisconsin to Illinois and requesting a change in physical placement. To see whether those facts resemble your client’s situation, your first instinct might be to run a Google search on the terms “modification of physical placement Illinois Wisconsin.”

    You’d produce a list of tens of thousands of results to comb through in hopes of locating the case you were hunting for.

    Instead, you run the same search on Family Law Casenotes & Quotes in Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library. You retrieve only a handful of cases, and the case you want should be at the top of the list (Shulka v. Sikraji, 2014 WI App 113, 358 Wis. 2d 639, 856 N.W.2d 617).

    Easily Find What You Need

    Those who don’t subscribe to Books UnBound can quickly find cases in the print version, too.

    Each case in Family Law Casenotes & Quotes begins with a concise, author-drafted summary, and the key quotations are accompanied by bolded subject terms (e.g., “Property Division—Fifty-Fifty Presumption” and “Maintenance – Limited Term”).

    The topical headings are consolidated into an index for speedy reference. Returning to the above example, go to the print Index to Casenotes to find the main-level index entry for “Modification of Physical Placement.” Scan the dozen or so subheadings, along with related citations, including only a few cases from the past three years. Locate the casenote in the “Volume 358” section of the book, and you see right away that the summary of the case describes a mother who moved to Illinois. You’ve found the case you wanted.

    How to Order

    Family Law Casenotes & Quotes is available in both print and online via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library. The print book costs $149 for members and $189 for nonmembers. Electronic forms from the book are available online to print book owners and to Books UnBound subscribers.

    Subscribers to the State Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a discount off the regular price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $159 per title (single-user price, call for full-library and law-firm pricing).

    For more information, or to place an order, visit the WisBar Marketplace or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.

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