Whether you’re working with traditional family law principles or dealing with developing issues, you’ll quickly find the most relevant cases with the latest edition of PINNACLE Family Law Casenotes and Quotes.
Feb. 5, 2014 – The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and parentage agreements are two of the newest topical headings reflecting the ever-expanding scope of Family Law Casenotes and Quotes, the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® compilation that covers more than 30 years of family law cases. As you consult the indexed subject terms in the book’s revised edition, you’ll still find traditional concepts – such as child support, custody, maintenance, and property division. But you’ll discover that the book and its index have been updated to reflect evolving case law – such as the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent review of the enforceability of a surrogacy agreement and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage in United States v. Windsor.
A Trusted, Up-to-date Resource
The three volumes of Family Law Casenotes and Quotes have been indispensable for hundreds of Wisconsin attorneys and judges since its first publication in 1990, making family law cases more accessible and understandable. The book’s authors – attorney Thomas A. Bailey and circuit court commissioner Laura Lau – regularly update the book and have now revised it into a third edition, released in November 2013.
Easily Pinpoint the Most Relevant Cases
Chronologically organized, Family Law Casenotes and Quotes sets out concise summaries of each included case and quotes the most significant passages from the case opinions. Bolded subject terms (e.g., “Physical Placement – Legal Standard” and “Marital Agreement – Enforceability”) relating to the pertinent case discussions appear directly above the quoted passages. All subject terms are consolidated into an index for speedy reference so that a reader looking for a case on a given topic (e.g., paternity) can find all cases to which each subject term has been assigned. The book also includes a table of judges, which identifies the cases each specific circuit court and appellate judge has decided, enabling readers to analyze the opinions of each particular judge.
Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is available both in print and online (via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library). The cost for print is $149 for members and $189 for nonmembers. For more information or to order, visit Marketplace or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838. Subscribers to the State Bar’s automatic-supplementation service will receive future updates at a discount off the regular price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $149 per title (single-user price; call for full-library and law-firm pricing).