Chief Justice’s Federal Lawsuit Challenges New Chief Selection Process (Updated)
A day after Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is selected, current Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and voters filed a lawsuit that would delay the constitutional amendment from taking effect until her term expires or the seat becomes vacant.
April Wisconsin Lawyer: How Lawyer-Moms Make it Work
April 7, 2015 – Maternity leave policies and technology allow more women to succeed as both lawyers and mothers, but challenges remain. In the April Wisconsin Lawyer, available online and in mailboxes soon, several Wisconsin lawyer-moms discuss how they get it done.
Sweeping Restrictive Covenant Reform Introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature
April 1, 2015 – A legislative proposal dramatically reforms Wisconsin’s restrictive covenant statute and would impact the drafting, negotiation, and enforcement of restrictive covenants by Wisconsin attorneys in several important ways. Milwaukee labor and employment litigation attorney Daniel Finerty explains the legislation and its potential impact.
It’s Never Too Early to Make End-of-Life Decisions
April 1, 2015 – Finding the right medical decision maker and ensuring that they know you and your values is the key to successful end-of-life planning,” according to attorney Ben Adams, an advisor to the State Bar Elder Law Section.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
April 1, 2015 – 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.
Bringing Up Baby: How Lawyer-moms Make It Work
Several women lawyers discuss some of the things that make it possible for them to succeed as professionals and as parents: governmental and workplace family-leave policies, supportive spouses, parents, and colleagues, technology, and the willingness to set priorities at those inevitable times when they can’t have and do it all.