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Enjoy a late summer getaway during the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells August 18-19. Get discounted room rates when you reserve a room before July 18.
Hotel reservation deadline is July 4 for the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a late summer getaway in beautiful Door County while experiencing camaraderie with fellow lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.
The 1th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin gives you a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination from both state and federal perspectives. The new 6th edition is now available - order yours today!
Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigataion. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours now!
Not Authorized! Employees and Computer Fraud
The ubiquity of computers, tablets, and smartphones in workplaces can make it easy for individuals changing employment to take an employer’s electronic assets with them. The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act provides criminal and civil remedies for these security breaches.
Sorry, Wrong Number: Auto-dialed Customer Calls
Businesses that use automated telephone dialing must examine their dialing systems and customer-intake processes to ensure they comport with federal regulations and to shield themselves from potentially major liability.
Are You Ready? Mandatory E-filing in Effect July 1
Mandatory e-filing in Wisconsin circuit courts begins July 1 in some counties and in all counties by the end of 2017. This article discusses when mandatory e-filing will affect lawyers in the various legal practice areas, how much it will cost, and what lawyers must do now to prepare for e-filing.
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Ralph Cagle encourages the State Bar and its members to continue as beacons for each other and the legal profession.
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Now Is When They Need You
George Brown urges lawyers to contribute to the legislative process, by educating legislators about the effects of statutes and by working with candidates running for office.
Divorce, QDROs, and Dividing Wisconsin Retirement System Accounts
David Nispel and Department of Employee Trust Funds colleagues discuss the steps to divide Wisconsin Retirement System accounts via domestic relations orders.
Carlos Pastrana: From Puerto Rico to the Midwest
After adapting to differences in how law is practiced in Puerto Rico compared to Wisconsin, bilingual litigator and diversity champion Carlos Pastrana is adjusting to professional life in the Midwest.
So, You Want To ... Increase Profitability Through Document Assembly
Tison Rhine says investing in the best document assembly program for your practice will pay off down the road in increased profits and more satisfied clients.
Scams and Hackers: They’re Not Going Away!
Cyber criminals are here to stay, says Tom Watson, so lawyers and law firms must learn how to protect their firms and electronic assets from scammers and hackers.
7 Stress-relief Strategies When You Have 10 Minutes or Less
Paula Davis-Laack says being a flexible, accurate, and thorough thinker under stress and pressure is a foundational skill set for stress resilience.
Accounting for Interrupted Work
Dean Dietrich says lawyers should develop billing practices that recognize the interruptions that occur in daily practice.
Please Don’t Hug Me
As a woman lawyer, Deanne Koll lists a few stereotypes that make her skin crawl.
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