Speaking from experience, Patrick Fiedler says mentoring a less-experienced lawyer benefits both attorneys in the relationship.
George Brown says a new committee will begin the process of providing concrete assistance to new lawyers, based on the Challenges Facing New Lawyers Task Force report and recommendations.
Kimberly Alderman and Chelsey Dahm explain how you can shave time off the appeals process for qualified cases using Wis. Stat. section 809.17.
Three common issues can trip up a well-meaning lawyer and cause either a malpractice claim or an OLR grievance. Tom Watson explains what they are and how you can avoid them.
Dean Dietrich warns lawyers’ conduct is always subject to scrutiny by the Wisconsin Supreme Court through the OLR, whether representing a client or themselves.
Whatever your business-improvement goals are, Jenna Weber says committing to a marketing plan will help you achieve them.
Micabil Diaz-Martinez says language has many variations and meanings to people who on the surface appear to speak the same language.
Michael Moore explains why handling a death or disability in a firm ad hoc does a grave disservice to clients and the firm. Succession planning is critical to the firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests.
Valuing a marital estate and determining property division and spousal support in a divorce requires extra care when one of the spouses owns a business. Extra care is needed to protect the livelihood of the business owner and to ensure the non-business-owning spouse receives a fair share.
Substantive consolidation is an equitable doctrine that allows a bankruptcy court to join entities that are members of the same group but are legally separate. This process typically has the effect of adding more assets to the pot for paying off creditors but also puts at a disadvantage creditors of the entities with higher asset-to-debt ratios.
The Wisconsin Rules of Evidence remain the guideposts for admitting electronically stored information at summary judgment and trial. This article addresses threshold questions of relevance, authenticity, and the application of the hearsay doctrine tocomputer systems.
Patrick Fiedler suggests undertaking a law-related New Year’s resolution.
George Brown invites members to the State Bar’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference in June to connect with colleagues, learn, and relax.