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About Wisconsin Briefs

The Wisconsin Briefs collection database is generated from scanned images created by the Wisconsin State Law Library. The UW Law Library has made these electronic documents freely available from our Web site.

What does the Wisconsin Briefs collection contain?

See Dates of Coverage for Wisconsin Briefs

If you cannot locate a specific brief either on the UW Law Library's Wisconsin Briefs Database (approx. Nov 1992 - approx. July 2009) or WSCCA (July 2009-), contact the Wisconsin State Law Library.

The UW Law Library's Wisconsin Briefs database does not contain briefs for cases that have been summarily disposed of or otherwise terminated. Contact the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for access to briefs from these cases.

For older briefs, see the Wisconsin Briefs Finding Guide, 1858-1957.

How can I verify what briefs have been filed in a case?

The WSCCA website has docket information on cases from 1993 forward. Look under the History tab to find information about briefs filed.

Contact the UW Law Library:

  • For questions on searching or viewing briefs in the database.

  • Also see the Wisconsin Briefs Quick Guide. For assistance locating pre-173 Wis.2d briefs.

Contact the Wisconsin State Law Library:

  • With questions on database content: missing briefs, scanning errors, etc.

  • For access to briefs not available in either the UW Law Lilbrary or the WSCCA databases.

  • For assistance locating pre-173 Wis.2d briefs.

  • For assistance obtaining docket numbers. Also see the Wisconsin Briefs Quick Guide.

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