How to Find the Right Legal Mentor
Mentors are one of the most important keys to success at any point in your career. Hon. Timothy Vocke shares tips for lawyers looking to find the right mentor, and relates his own experience as a young trial attorney taken under the wing of an experienced opposing counsel.
New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Steps to Make Them Stick in 2017
The New Year is a new chance to make improvements. But how can you make your resolution stick? Learn some tips in this article from professional lawyer-coach Michael Moore. In addition, read the 2017 resolutions of several Wisconsin lawyers.
Email 101: Taking Control of Your Inbox
Treat your inbox like an emergency room: If you don't prioritize those needing immediate attention, “someone is going to die.” Productivity expert Michael Linenberger shares simple rules to help get your email under control.
Your Second Chair: Criminal Defense Manual Keeps You on Task
The best thing about the Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual is not only its start-to-finish checklists – from the initial appearance to sentencing – but also that it explains, in detail, how to check off the items on those lists. And with the latest supplement, you can trust that the law is up to date and relevant.
Employers Needed for Diversity Clerkship Program: Sign Up By Jan. 11
Law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies are needed to participate in the 2017 Diversity Clerkship Program. Through the program, employers provide students with the opportunity to build legal practice skills and knowledge, and student clerks gain practical legal experience.
Legal Research: Finding Economic Data
Where do you go when you need statistics on personal income, a Federal Reserve Bulletin from 2005, or the unemployment rate for August 2010? Know the difference between FRED and FRASER? Learn about these eight website powerhouse sources for economic data research.
Hearing Order 16-03: Amendments to Conditional Bar Admission Procedures
The Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) requests the court amend the conditional admission rule, SCR 40.075, regarding the eligibility of and conditions imposed on applicants in recovery. The BBE also requests amendments to SCR 22.28 regarding license reinstatement procedures for violators of SCR 40.075.
Hearing Order 16-05: Business Court Pilot Project
The Business Court Advisory Committee, appointed by Chief Justice Roggensack, petitioned the court to approve a three-year pilot project to create dedicated trial court judicial dockets for large claim business and commercial cases in Waukesha County and in the Eighth Judicial District.