New Laws Seek to Reduce Heroin Overdose Deaths, Immunize Emergency Treatment by Responders
May 21, 2014 – Recognizing the alarming rise in heroin and other opioid use and overdoses in recent years, the Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted two laws that directly affect emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance providers, first responders, and health care providers in this state who may be called on to treat persons experiencing opioid distress.
Foundation Supports Leadership Development with Don O’Melia Scholarships
May 21, 2014 – The Wisconsin Law Foundation introduced the Don O’Melia Scholarship in March. O’Melia was a dedicated public servant who helped found Judicare. Through these grants, the Foundation makes an ongoing commitment to support the mentoring and cultivation of the next generation of State Bar leaders.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
May 21, 2014 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
Zombie-Themed Weekend on Tap for National Mock Trial Competitors
Students participating in this weekend's National High School Mock Trial Championship – which kicked off yesterday and continues with competition rounds one and two today in Madison – are in for a treat, as long as they appreciate comical references to to mbstones and severed hands.
May Wisconsin Lawyer Discusses ERISA Implications of Obamacare, Much More
May 9, 2014 – Do you have business clients with at least 50 employees? Does your client do business in China? Does your law firm purchase tangible personal property or services subject to sales tax? Do you wonder how the Wisconsin Supreme Court is aligning to decide cases these days, and when? If you answered yes to these questions, or are interested in learning more about these particular topics, look no further than the May Wisconsin Lawyer, now available online and in mailboxes soon.