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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.
Jan. 31, 2014 – The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, the organization’s 52-member governing body, today discussed a budget proposal to raise State Bar dues by $30, which would represent the first dues increase in 10 years. The board took no action but is expected to approve a fiscal year 2015 budget at its April board meeting.
Jan. 30, 2014 – A recent State Bar of Wisconsin report highlighted the very real struggles that new lawyers are experiencing after law school. Now, a State Bar committee intends to bring forth concrete solutions to help new lawyers face those challenges.
A circuit court judge ordered Eric Seatz to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle, even though it was his first-offense operating while intoxicated. Recently, an appeals court ruled that the order did not violate state OWI law.
A home insurer scored a win today as the Wisconsin Supreme Court split 3-3 in a case involving water damage, products liability, and the “economic loss doctrine.” Without a majority, a lower appeals court ruling on the issue controls.
Defendant Curtis Jackson didn’t know Angelo McCaleb before shooting him dead on a November night in 2008. But Jackson argued that McCaleb had a violent character, on display that very evening, and he only acted in self-defense.
Governor Scott Walker and his spokesperson recently won a federal appeal against a woman who said they violated the law by not appointing her as interim county register of deeds and publicly stating that she entered bankruptcy.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard debate yesterday on a proposed dues structure change for new and emeritus lawyers but postponed consideration, meaning the State Bar of Wisconsin’s dues structure remains unchanged for now.