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    • March
      01
      2017

      Inbox

      Wisconsin Lawyer provides a forum for members to express ideas, concerns, and opinions on law-related subjects.

    • March
      01
      2017

      Briefly

      Got a nugget to share? Send us your ideas for interesting facts, trends, tips, or other bits and bytes.

    • March
      01
      2017

      Supreme Court Digest

      In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).

    • March
      01
      2017

      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.

    • March
      01
      2017

      Lawyer Discipline

      These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    • March
      01
      2017

      Official Notices

      SCR 10.12 allows the State Bar to provide these notices to members through print or electronic media, including the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, WisBar InsideTrack, or WisBar.org.

    • March
      01
      2017

      Members Only

      If you have moved, become a partner or an associate, or received a promotion or an award, let us know.

    • February
      24
      2017

      Happy Hour Not So Happy for Employers

      Employees traveling for work are entitled to worker's compensation benefits for injuries sustained while engaging in “reasonable recreation” without the activity being considered a “deviation” from employment. Attorney Aneet Kaur discusses a recent Court of Appeals decision finding injuries sustained by an employee, after a day of bar-hopping with his co-worker, compensable under the Worker’s Compensation Act.

    • February
      17
      2017

      Wisconsin Supreme Court: Toxicology Report Not Testimonial

      Defendants have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses against them. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that this right was not violated when a medical examiner testified about a toxicology report she did not generate.

    • February
      15
      2017

      Prevailing Wage Law and Mineral Aggregates and Material Processing

      To properly apply prevailing wage rates and hours, lawyers need to understand the nuances of mineral aggregates and material processing in state highway projects. Carrie Cox provides a starting point and guidance to ensure employers comply with the law.

    • February
      15
      2017

      Gaining Trial Experience Made Easier

      With fewer cases going to trial, it's harder than ever to get real trial experience. But by volunteering to accept pro bono appointments for prisoner cases, lawyers can get the experience they seek while doing good for society at large, says Judge William Griesbach.


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