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    • May
      01
      2015

      An Introduction: American Indian Tribes and Law in Wisconsin

      Whether your practice overlaps with tribal law, this general orientation will help Wisconsin lawyers understand the history and current status of American Indians and their tribes’ self-governance and law in the United States. The authors provide contact information for Wisconsin’s 11 tribes for lawyers interested in gaining admission to practice in tribal courts.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Marital Waste: Within the Eye of the Beholding Court

      Wisconsin’s family law statutes presume that a couple’s property will be equally divided at separation or divorce. Marital waste is one factor that may allow a deviation from this presumption, but different courts treat marital waste in various ways. Here are some strategies for effectively representing divorcing clients who may have wasted marital assets, or who believe their spouse wasted assets and are seeking compensation in support or the division of marital assets and debts.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Out of Sight, Not out of Mind: Deposition Ethics and Best Practices

      Recent cases have led attorneys and courts to focus on obstreperous conduct during the discovery process. This article identifies the intersection between the discovery rules and the rules of professional responsibility and then focuses specifically on how professional responsibility applies to the deposition process – from noticing the deposition, to preparing the witness, to taking and defending the deposition, to post-deposition practices.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Your State Bar
      A New Maginot Line?

      George Brown asks, rather than defend against inevitable competition, wouldn’t our resources be better used creating our own innovations in how legal services are delivered?

    • May
      01
      2015

      As I See It
      It’s Time for Creative Disruption

      ABA President William Hubbard says thinking differently about how lawyers deliver legal services may provide solutions to many of the challenges facing lawyers and people who need, but can’t afford, legal services.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Final Thought
      I Got Fired

      Brandon Evans says don’t let pride get in the way of gaining experience, and don’t let one bad experience get in the way of your growth as a lawyer.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Inbox

      Wisconsin Lawyer provides a forum for members to express ideas, concerns, and opinions on law-related subjects.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Meet Our Contributors

      Become a contributor! Are you working on an interesting case? Have a practice tip to share? There are several ways to contribute to Wisconsin Lawyer.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Briefly

      Got a nugget to share? Send us your ideas for interesting facts, trends, tips, or other bits and bytes.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Shelf Life

      Want to Review a Book? Please request a book and writing guidelines from Wisconsin Lawyer managing editor Karlé Lester, at klester@wisbar.org.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Supreme Court Digest

      In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).

    • May
      01
      2015

      Court of Appeals Digest

      In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Lawyer Discipline

      These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation, an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The OLR assists the court in supervising the practice of law and protecting the public from misconduct by lawyers.

    • May
      01
      2015

      Members Only

      If you have moved, become a partner or an associate, or received a promotion or an award, let us know.


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