George Brown says the State Bar’s Business School for Lawyers will help members learn and apply business principles in their own practices.
Howard Myers explains the basics of ADR and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mediation.
Jenna Atkinson provides seven tips to polish your public-speaking skills and attract clients.
Roy Ginsburg says small law firms may be overlooking benefits of strategic planning.
Tom Watson shares the experiences and advice of attorneys who have opened their own practices.
Lester Pines reflects on the efforts to register African-Americans to vote in Mississippi in 1964.
Johanna Kirk believes any attorney considering opening a practice should first complete a business plan.
Packer’s head coach Mike McCarthy relays a humorous story about a trip he and new State Bar President Bob Gagan made to Montana.
The new Wisconsin Trust Code, effective July 1, 2014, is transformative and makes Wisconsin a better place to administer trusts. It answers basic questions not covered in the previous trust code and provides new tools that add flexibility for estate planning attorneys and their clients.
A court’s competency to hear a particular dispute is a procedural issue that can torpedo a party’s case before it is considered on the merits. Generally, a court lacks competency to hear a case if a litigant fails to comply with a statutory mandate. Learn how to avoid case-sinking hazards.
When shareholders in nonstatutory close corporations want to leave the business, there is only one statutory remedy: judicial dissolution of the close corporation. Courts and litigants are now finding ways to address shareholders’ need for judicial intervention without employing the drastic remedy of dissolving the company.
As president, Patrick Fiedler worked on challenging issues facing the justice system, including the Second Chance Bill and court funding.