The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently urged state lawmakers to update the statutes, calling Wisconsin campaign finance laws “labyrinthian and difficult to decipher.” Such a task may be easier said than done, however.
Several attorneys who practice in rural areas throughout Wisconsin – from Rice Lake to Marquette, Mich. – explain how they came to practice where they do, what they like about rural practice, and what challenges they face.
Many Americans live in one state and work in a distant one. Current tax rules do not deal well with this circumstance and so these “super commuters” may face double taxation of their income, both by their state of residence and the state in which the income is earned.
Bob Gagan urges a call to WisLAP if you know someone who is struggling due to stresses of practicing law or substance abuse.
While parts of rural Wisconsin might lack big-city amenities, George Brown says there’s no shortage of opportunities for lawyers wanting to make a mark professionally.
Circuit court e-filing provides an easy and efficient way to conduct business with the courts. Jean Bousquet and Marcia Vandercook explain how to do it.
Jean Bousquet and Marcia Vandercook explain the proposal to require electronic filing in Wisconsin’s circuit courts.
Dean Dietrich says a law firm’s relationship with its clients includes the responsibility to look at email messages sent to lawyers who have left the firm.
Tom Watson says one good way to reduce the risk of malpractice claims is to use comprehensive engagement letters or fee agreements.
Working in a law firm helped prepare Deanne Koll for life as the mother of twins, and lessons learned as a parent are relevant to her law practice.