State Bar Honors Two Legislators with Scales of Justice Award
The State Bar of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) and Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) are the 2013-2014 recipients of the Scales of Justice award for their outstanding efforts toward increasing citizens' access to justice and improving the administration of Wisconsin's judicial system.
Police Search Illegal: Court Reverses Psilocybin Convictions
Christopher Thomas refused when police asked to search the trailer that he shared with Jeremiah Popp. But officers peered inside windows with flashlights, revealing equipment commonly associated with manufacturing illegal drugs. The two were arrested and ultimately convicted.
Decoding the Maze: Wisconsin’s Campaign Finance Laws
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.
Your Law Firm Is a Business, So Be a Business Owner
Oct. 1, 2014, – When a lawyer hangs a shingle, it’s more than just a law firm. It’s a business, and if you don’t pay attention to it, your firm won’t grow and it just might even fail. In this video, business coach Chris Carman talks about the business side of your law practice.
Stephen Hurley Receives Law Foundation’s Goldberg Award
Oct. 1, 2014 – Madison attorney Stephen P. Hurley will receive the Wisconsin Law Foundation Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of service to the profession and the community. The award will be presented in Milwaukee on Oct. 8.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Oct. 1, 2014 – 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.