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    Turn to the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE™ Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial for practical information that combines accurate substantive information with essential how-to guidance. This in-depth resource offers valuable insights and a careful analysis of the issues.


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    Aug. 17, 2011 – “This is one of the most honorable, laudable, and profitable things in our law, to have the science of well pleading in actions real and personal; and I therefore counsel thee especially to set all thy courage and care to learn this.” Sir Thomas Littleton, Tenures, 1481.

    What was true in 15th century England is equally true in 21st century Wisconsin. You may no longer have to plead an assize of novel dissein or engage in judicial combat, but you do have to plead a viable cause of action. Still you have a significant advantage over the ancient barrister: you have Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, newly supplemented in 2011 by State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE™.

    Available in both print and electronically through PINNACLE’s interactive online library, Books UnBound™, this resource is an in-depth resource for all aspects of Wisconsin pretrial civil procedure, the most comprehensive such resource available. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is an ideal source for how-to information, explaining the laws and procedures clearly and concisely. It covers such things as:

    • Initial client conferences

    • Conflicts of interest

    • Fee agreements

    • Jurisdiction and venue

    • Statutes of limitation

    • Joinder of parties and claims

    • Pleadings and service of process

    • Motion practice

    • Discovery

    • Injunctions

    • Default judgments

    • Summary judgment

    • Dispute resolution procedures

    • Pretrial conferences

    • Consolidation and severance

    • Case management procedures

    This two-volume handbook also includes a table of cases, a table of statutes, regulations and rules, and a subject index.

    More than 40 outstanding Wisconsin attorneys have contributed thousands of hours writing, reviewing, and revising Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, and Madison attorneys Thomas M. Pyper and Susan R. Steingass served as the book’s advisors. This book brings you all that experience and expertise.

    When you turn to Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, you find the practical information you need. Practice tips, comments, and queries appear throughout the volume, offering valuable insights drawn from the authors’ experience. The book’s careful analysis of the issues will save you hours of research time. Whatever your question about civil procedure, you will quickly find an answer that combines accurate substantive information with essential how-to guidance. This is a reference you can use with confidence.

    Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is available in print for $155, plus tax and shipping. Subscribers to the State Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at 10 percent off the update price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $129 per title and $649 for the full library (single-user prices; call for firm pricing). Subscribers to the full Books UnBound library will automatically receive this update. Order online or for more information, call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.