West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Nov. 5, 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.
Important Notice: Attorneys Must Update Addresses Through eCourts
Nov. 5, 2014 – All attorneys who do business with the courts or want to receive court mailings and notifications must update and maintain addresses online through Wisconsin’s eCourts system. Attorneys can no longer contact the clerks of court to update their addresses.
Water Law in Wisconsin: Are You Ready for the Global Demand and Economic Opportunities?
Nov. 5, 2014 – The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world’s surface fresh water, stands to play an important role in the world’s global water market. Jenny Zook suggests this future demand for water is an opportunity for lawyers to effect policy and help safeguard Wisconsin’s natural resource. Here are some resources to get you started.
Republicans Ride Election Wave to Sizeable Majorities in Assembly and Senate
Republicans in Wisconsin saw major gains with sweeping wins in races for Governor and Attorney General, and retained sizeable majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General-Elect Brad Schimel rode the wave to comfortable statewide victories in their respective races.
That’s a Fine Idea! Wisconsin Legal Innovators 2014
Who are Wisconsin’s innovators? Meet these movers and shakers – and learn what drove them to put new ideas to work to solve problems and improve the delivery of legal services to their clients and communities.
Reefer Madness: Lighting Up in the Dairyland
Because marijuana is legal in other states, the question addressed here is if a Wisconsin employee is legally lighting up in another state, can a Wisconsin employer fire that employee? The short answer is yes.
Unequal Bargaining Power: Navigating Arbitration Clauses
Increasingly, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Federal Arbitration Act to apply to parties of unequal bargaining power, making it more difficult for individuals and businesses subject to adhesion contracts to exercise their legal rights.