18 Tips to Successfully Advocate for Clients with Mental Illness
A client’s mental illness can complicate a lawyer’s ability to represent the client’s best interests. Beth Osowski lists 18 tips she's learned from multiple sources – including pertinent ethical rules, precedent, and advice from lawyers and other experts – for lawyers to zealously and successfully advocate for their clients.
Who Can Legally Own a Gun in Wisconsin?
Recent shootings have triggered continued debate on the right to bear arms and restrictions on firearms. But who can (and can't) legally own a gun in Wisconsin?
Honor a Jurist: Nominate a Lifetime Jurist, Judge of the Year
They are exemplary on the bench, and make a real difference in the lives of those who appear before them. Now is the time to recognize their achievements – nominate them for Lifetime Jurist or Judge of the Year awards. Nominations are due Jan. 31, 2018.
Justice Dan Kelly: 'Join Me' in Judging High School Mock Trial
Earlier this year, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly volunteered for the first time as a judge for regional, semifinal, and final rounds of the High School Mock Trial Tournament. The experience is something he will gladly repeat – and he encourages other lawyers and judges to join him in 2018. "It is a well-rewarded investment in time," he said.
Can I Donate Old Client Files of Historical Significance?
A lawyer's obligation of client confidentiality has no end, according to a recent ethics opinion. Wisconsin's ethics rules – and those of other states – agree that a lawyer may not voluntarily give closed files of historical significance to a historical significance to a historical society, university, or any third party.
Seven Requirements of Effective Corporate Compliance Programs
What are compliance programs? And why are they needed? Nadelle Grossman talks about corporate compliance programs, why companies of all sizes should have them, and how to create a program that successfully promotes ethical and compliant conduct among employees.