Accused Campus Killer Can Pursue Civil Claims against Prosecutor, Lab Techs
Ralph Armstrong spent almost 30 years in prison before a new trial was ordered in his murder-rape case, which was later dismissed. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Armstrong can pursue his civil lawsuit against the prosecutor and crime lab techs, accused of destroying evidence in bad faith.
May Wisconsin Lawyer: Intro to Indian Law, Marital Waste, and Deposition Ethics
May 11, 2015 – The May Wisconsin Lawyer includes a cover article on Indian Law in Wisconsin, with wildlife photos from an Oneida Tribe member. There’s also features on challenges involving marital waste in divorce cases and the ethical and discovery rules at play in depositions. Finally, don’t miss this issue’s insights and columns, including one on “creative disruption” from ABA President William C. Hubbard.
Bryan Stevenson: This Public Interest Lawyer Could Change America
May 6, 2015 – Alabama public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson is a tireless advocate for indigent defendants, prisoners, and kids sentenced to die in prison. But he’s also a powerful voice for change in America’s justice system, and he’s coming to Wisconsin June 25.
Keep Up-to-Date on Appellate Rules Amendments with PINNACLE
May 6, 2015 – You may have the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau’s most recently printed Wisconsin statutes, but are you sure you’ve got the current Wisconsin Rules of Appellate Procedure? The statutes are reprinted every two years, but the rules can (and do) change faster than that. Updated in 2015, the Wisconsin Rules of Appellate Procedure – a codebook (print or e-book) from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® – ensures you apply the latest version of the rules to your practice.
On Family Law: Are Maintenance Guidelines a Good Idea?
May 6, 2015 – Could standards, similar to child support, work for spousal support? Earlier this year Illinois put into effect a statute for maintenance guidelines. Could it happen in Wisconsin? The author believes maintenance guidelines are a good idea if they are advisory, allowing for judicial discretion. Ignoring individual circumstances creates more harm than good.
Innovate to Get Clients, Close the Justice Gap
May 6, 2015 – New innovations allow attorneys to reach people “who we traditionally have not been able to provide services for because of the … expansion of technology,” says William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
May 6, 2015 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.