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    The 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference, on June 26 and 27, in Lake Geneva is a great place to start your summer vacation. The conference begins and ends with plenary sessions, and you can fill the hours in between with social events and CLE opportunities.


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    Annual Meeting & ConferenceMay 21, 2014 – Have you registered for the 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference yet? You can choose from more than 20 programs designed for a variety of office settings, practice areas, and experience levels, earn up to 13 CLE and 5.5 EPR credits, and experience dozens of opportunities to connect with hundreds of Wisconsin lawyers. All this and more in a day and a half on June 26 and 27 at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva.

    June 26, Thursday CLE Programs

    • Draw on the clinical experience of former State Bar presidents at the Presidents' Forum: Practical Advice for Negotiation, Discovery, Mediation and Trial.

    • Administrative agency proceedings follow different rules than state and federal courts. Learn the basics at Administrative Law Practice & Procedure.

    • Examine upcoming changes as a result of Wisconsin's New Revised Uniform Partnership Act.

    • In two back-to-back sessions experienced judges and litigators will explore the complex components of trial practice at Trial Advocacy Skills.

    • Learn about the applicability and impact of the Economic Loss Doctrine on a construction dispute at Hot Topics in Construction Law.

    • Thinking of opening a law firm? Don’t miss Law Firm Boot Camp: A Practical Guide to Hanging Your Own Shingle.

    • Environmental lawyers will help you see the legions of unexpected issues that arise when natural disaster strikes, at The (Sometimes Surprising) Environmental Side of Disaster Preparedness.

    • Learn about practical, ethical, and legal considerations when selecting cloud services at Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad & The Ethics.

    •  Fitness to Practice: A Complicated Formula for Lawyers addresses lawyer skills necessary to maintain your good clients, your health, and your license.

    • Get an overview of new cases and new legislation affecting criminal practice at Point/Counterpoint: An Overview of Recent Cases and Legislation for the Criminal Law.

    • Hear about recent changes and learn about the discovery of electronically stored information at A Judge's Perspective: Tips on Electronic Discovery and Recent Changes to the Privilege and Work Product Statutes.

    • Learn why it’s important to keep professionalism in mind in your day-to-day practice at Professionalism and its Importance to Wisconsin Lawyers.

    • Trouble collecting your fees? Don’t miss A Lawyer's Time and Advice Are His Stock in Trade.

    • Explore the upcoming changes that will affect all business entities and their formation in Wisconsin at Wisconsin's New Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.

    June 27, Friday CLE Programs

    • Identify important issues and get an overview of relevant methods to address special needs of individuals you represent at Special Needs Individuals, Special Legal Considerations.

    • Explore the rapidly evolving field of social media law that is trying to catch up with the newest technology at The Intersection of Labor and Employment Law and Social Media.

    • Learn how to create better relationships with your clients at Building Client Relationships through Better Communication: First Meeting, Difficult Conversations, and More.

    • Gain a better perspective on the nuances of international practice involved multinational transactions and clients at Adventures in Ethics: International Deals, Politics, and Intrigue.

    • Focus on legal strategies for dealing with drug and gang houses, chronic nuisances, abandoned/foreclosed properties, controversial uses, and illegal activity at licensed premises at back—back sessions on Proactive Legal Strategies for Problem Properties.

    • Learn how to help local governments and businesses understand the intricacies of engaging in agreements with an Indian Tribe at So You Want to Do Business with an Indian Tribe.

    • Investigate whether you can “reprogram” your practice to avoid no-win situation or to mitigate their consequences at Kobayashi Maru: "Reprogramming" Our Practice.

    • Hear some practical advice regarding practice management; learn about State Bar resources for practice development, ethical management, and leadership opportunities, and find out how to get involved at Getting the Most from Your State Bar.

    Conference Registration

    Tuition for the conference is $359 for members, $180 for PINNACLE Silver Ultimate Pass holders, and free for Gold Ultimate Pass holders. The luncheons cost $25 and are not included as part of the program packages. Special room rate discounts expire on May 27.

    For more information or to register.