Being Himself (Within Reason): Kevin Palmersheim on Running for President-elect
March 5, 2014 – In April, Kevin Palmersheim will square off with Ralph Cagle in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin's president-elect post. Recently, Kevin sat down for a brief Q&A to discuss why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish, and why Packers-Vikings games are a must-win for him before any jury trial.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
March 5, 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.
State Bar of Wisconsin Supports Proposed Expungement Bill
March 5, 2014 – The State Bar of Wisconsin supports a bill – Assembly Bill 818 – which clarifies that sentencing courts can order the expunction of a young person’s criminal record at any time, not just at the time of sentencing.
A Conversation on Supreme Court Term Limits
Judicial Election Steering Committee members discuss a Judicial Task Force proposal to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to change the term of office for Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to a single elected 16-year term. Read how the task force arrived at its recommendation and how the steering committee is encouraging its acceptance.
Surrogacy Law Still Uncertain
The clearest conclusion to be drawn from the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in Rosecky v. Schissel, a surrogacy-agreement case, is that Wisconsin law concerning such agreements is still far from well-defined.
Public Trust and Agency Discretion Principles Intact
Following Rock-Koshkonong Lake District v. Wisconsin DNR, the bedrock principles of the public trust doctrine in Wisconsin – the civil right of the public to use and enjoy navigable waters, and the broad rule of standing to protect that right – remain firmly intact.