Supreme Court Digest
In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The OLR assists the court in supervising the practice of law and protecting the public from misconduct by lawyers.
Notice of Wisconsin Supreme Court Orders and State Bar of Wisconsin Rules and Bylaws.
'Good Time': Earning Early Release from Prison
Reinstituting programs that allow prison inmates to be released early for good behavior is a cost-effective and safe way to reduce prison populations and decrease the likelihood that former inmates will commit more crimes once released, says Marquette University Law Professor Michael O'Hear.
Profit is Not a Four-letter Word: Lawyering in the New Age
Changes in technology and business models have caused increased competition for lawyers, from both other attorneys and nonlawyer legal services providers. Lawyers who evolve and adapt to the new paradigms are creating success and profits; those who don’t may be squandering opportunities.