Brushing Up On Fireworks Law in Wisconsin
July 2, 2014 – Fireworks are legal in Wisconsin, but using them requires a permit. This article covers state firework regulations, explaining the consequences of illegal use.
Strategies to Reach the Untapped Legal Market: Change the Way You Do Business
July 2, 2014 –In this video, futurist Jordan Furlong discusses strategies lawyers can implement to change the way they do business and reach the vast untapped legal market. According to Furlong 85 percent of the legal market is untapped, and lawyers need to move quickly before this segment is gobbled up by nonlawyer online legal service providers.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
July 2, 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.
Increase Your Productivity – Apps Can Help
July 2, 2014 – Increasing productivity and efficiency is high on just about everyone’s list. Apps are a great way to organize yourself, increase your productivity, and even read the news. There are many to choose from – some free, some not.
Death, Taxes … and Eckhardt’s. The Essence of Estate Planning.
July 2, 2014 – For more than 40 years Wisconsin lawyers have turned to Eckhardt’s Workbook for Wisconsin Estate Planners for indispensable guidance in the demanding realm of estate planning. This 2014 edition is especially timely because it includes extensive discussion of the new Wisconsin Trust Code, which took effect on July 1, 2014, and will significantly change the testamentary landscape.
What Makes Lawyers Happy?
A national study – including roughly 1,600 Wisconsin lawyers – investigated who in the legal profession is happy, or not, and why they feel that way. What makes lawyers happy? It’s not what many people may think.
Getting Along: Wisconsin’s Frac Sandbox
Given the large scale and rapid growth of frac sand mining operations in Wisconsin, some conflict between mines and their neighbors probably is unavoidable, but mine owners can promote good relationships by adhering to existing health and environmental laws and regulations.
Social Media: Locking the Door to Private Information
The Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act protects individuals against certain social media searches by employers, educational institutions, and landlords. The law contains two basic restrictions, on access to information and on retaliation, but also provides several exceptions.
Bob Gagan: A Man With Connections
In addition to connecting with members and responding to major issues challenging the profession, State Bar president Bob Gagan enjoys tailgating with his family in their Packer bus.