Most lawyers are familiar with Abraham Lincoln’s advice to a young lawyer: “In law it is good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot.” Sound advice, though the trick, of course, lies in knowing what must be pleaded, and how. That’s why Wisconsin lawyers have long looked to Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial for the best and latest guidance on pretrial procedure in Wisconsin courts.
June 4, 2014 – Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is the most comprehensive resource available on all aspects of Wisconsin pretrial civil procedure. More than 40 outstanding Wisconsin attorneys contributed thousands of hours writing, reviewing, and revising this two-volume set.
Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial covers everything from fee agreements to default judgments, from initial client conferences to pretrial conferences. It addresses conflicts of interest, statutes of limitation, summary judgments, jurisdiction, and venue. It covers pleadings and service of process as well as dispute resolution procedures, discovery, and motion practice. Even case management procedures.
Practice tips, comments, and queries throughout the volume offer valuable insights drawn from the authors’ collective experience. Careful analysis of the issues saves hours of research time. Whatever your question about civil procedure, you will find an answer that combines accurate substantive information with reliable how-to guidance. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial also includes a table of cases, a table of statutes, regulations and rules, and a subject index.
Additional Information and Analysis Available Only in the 2014 Supplement
The 2014 supplement not only updates all case law and statutory citations, it lets you know:
Whether failing to file a timely request for a refusal hearing after receiving a notice of intent to revoke one’s vehicle operating privileges results in the court losing competency;
Whether a plaintiff can pursue collection against a limited liability company (LLC) on a judgment entered only against the LLC’s doing-business-as name in a garnishment action;
Whether there is a blanket approval of all affidavits made by an attorney representing a corporate client;
Details of Wisconsin’s new discovery clawback provisions; and
Whether a party can seek interlocutory relief from the circuit court during a pending arbitration before the arbitrator reaches a final decision, and whether arbitrators have authority to dictate the scope of discovery.
How to Order
State Bar of Wisconsin members can buy Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial in print for $219, plus tax and shipping. Current owners of the print book who subscribe to the Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a 10 percent discount off the regular update price. Annual subscriptions to Books UnBound start at $149 per title and $769 for the full library (single-user/solo-firm prices; call for firm pricing). Current full-library subscribers to Books UnBound automatically receive this update.
To order, or for more information, call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.