Counsel Not Required to Tell Client that Deportation was Certain if Convicted
Hatem Shata, an Egyptian national, argued that his lawyer gave him bad advice when he said a guilty plea would trigger a “strong chance” of deportation instead of telling him deportation was a certainty. Recently, the state supreme court ruled that counsel’s advice was not deficient, rejecting Shata’s request for a plea withdrawal.
Bryan Stevenson at AMC: “We Cannot Create Justice from a Distance”
June 26, 2015 – If we want more justice in America, we need to get closer to the injustices that are happening in our communities. “We cannot create justice from a distance,” said Alabama-based public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, who kicked off ththe State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference yesterday.
June Wisconsin Lawyer: Growing Up Amidst Injustice
June 8, 2015 – In the June Wisconsin Lawyer, learn about Walter H. White Jr., a lawyer and champion for diversity in the legal profession. Also, don’t miss features on developments concerning the “business judgment rule,” and the “salaried minimum wage.”