Tom Watson encourages lawyers to ensure they’re effectively using the most appropriate practice-management software and technologies for their practices.
Recent law school graduate Laura Hawkins participates in her firm’s recruitment efforts. You might be surprised to learn what legal employers really want.
Tricia Knight recalls the day an unhappy client made her wish for an escape hatch.
State Bar ethics advisors Tim Pierce and Aviva Kaiser discuss the need for advance waivers of conflicts when attorneys serve on clients’ boards of directors.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has added three criminal cases to its docket, including one to examine whether statements made by Rapheal Myrick at his co-defendant’s preliminary exam were admissible in the murder case against Myrick.
Feb. 27, 2014 – A state appeals court has sided with the Wisconsin Department of Justice to deny a man’s application to carry a concealed weapon because the applicant was previously convicted for disorderly conduct involving domestic violence.
A state appeals court recently tackled the “vexing problem” that arises when a penalty enhancer for habitual criminality triggers the need to impose a bifurcated sentence on the underlying misdemeanor crime or crimes.
An attorney who filed an untimely notice of potential claim with his professional liability insurer is still covered, a state appeals court has ruled, because the late notice did not prejudice the professional liability insurer under the circumstances.
The Wisconsin Judicial Code would specifically authorize judges to give litigants, including self-represented litigants, information or use techniques to simplify legal proceedings, under a petition that received a public hearing today at the state supreme court.
In a case that “raises a recurring and unsettled question of law,” a state appeals court has ruled that evidence of a driver’s blood alcohol level is still admissible even if the analyst who did the testing is unavailable to testify.
Taxpayers have the burden to show an assessor’s property classification is incorrect, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has clarified in a case involving an assessment on land used for hunting but classified as “productive forest land.”
Feb. 19, 2014 – Pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts may bar coverage for a number of pollutants that cause damage, including animal excrement or farm septage used for fertilizer. But as St. Paul attorney Stacy Ertz explains, this area is a bit unsettled.
Feb. 19, 2014 – In this article, two Milwaukee attorneys explain Wisconsin’s new Mortgage Satisfaction Act, which applies to all mortgages, not just residential mortgages.