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Sneak Peek: Shoreland Zoning Laws, Ethics and E-discovery, Hamilton’s Legal Writing Lessons
The January Wisconsin Lawyer simplifies the complexities of shoreland zoning today, outlines relevant professional conduct rules and ethics opinions for litigators dealing with technology, and riffs on the Broadway musical biography “Hamilton” to deliver Hamilton’s legal writing lessons. Planning a smartphone purchase? A comparison chart makes your decision easier.
The Social Benefits and Pitfalls of Virtual Visitation
The holidays can be a tough time for non-placement parents who don’t live close to minor children, not to mention the children. In this article, Brandon Carlin explains the benefits and pitfalls of “virtual visitation,” also known as “virtual parent-time.”
Networking 101: Find Your 'Mary Poppins'
Networking becomes much more natural once you understand that it is your daily encounters with everyday people that truly matter, says Sarah Ruffi of Ruffi Law Offices S.C., Wausau.