Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
Ticket for Littering Cannot Be Expunged, Appeals Court Rules
Blaire Frett received an underage drinking ticket in 2012 but pled to an amended charge of littering. She paid the fine and later moved the circuit court to expunge her record. Recently, an appeals court said the record could not be expunged.
CLE Reporting 101: Admitted in an Even Year? Reporting Deadline Looms
Nov 19, 2014 – Those admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in an even-numbered year must complete their continuing legal education credits by Jan. 31, 2015, and report them to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners by Feb. 3, 2015. This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting.
Spoliation: What’s the Lawyer’s Duty to Preserve Evidence?
Nov. 19, 2014 – When do you have an obligation to preserve evidence? The court has clearly said that when there is the distinct possibility of litigation, a lawyer has a duty to preserve evidence. In this video, John Walsh of Axley Brynelson discusses the growing instance of spoliation and outlines the lawyer’s role to preserve evidence.
Responding to Ebola: Public-Health Lawyers in Wisconsin Play a Big Role
Nov. 19, 2014 – The Ebola Virus Disease isn’t going away anytime soon. That means public health teams, including government lawyers, will remain busy monitoring public health threats and taking appropriate legal measures. In this article, learn about the challenges and Milwaukee's planning efforts.