Morris Dees Says ‘Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table’
May 17, 2013 – Renowned civil rights attorney Morris Dees reminds lawyers they hold the key to the gates of justice, and everyone deserves a seat at the table. Dees spoke yesterday to attendees at the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice Institute, which concludes today.
State Bar Division Election Results Are In
April 30, 2013 – The Government, Nonresident, Senior and Young Lawyers divisions announce incoming officers and directors. The presidents-elect serve a one-year term before becoming president and then serve one year as past president. All terms begin on July 1.
Supreme Court Alters Analysis of Bangert Plea Withdrawal Cases
April 29, 2013 – A defendant sought to withdraw his plea after sentencing because the circuit court understated the maximum sentence. The Outagamie County Circuit Court found harmless error and denied relief. On certification by the District IV Court of Appeals, the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court, finding that the defendant knew the correct maximum sentence, and that the circuit court’s error was “an insubstantial defect” in the plea colloquy.
State Bar Election Results Are In – Gagan Takes Top Slot
April 26, 2013 – Robert Gagan, Green Bay, won the race for State Bar president-elect. His term begins July 1. In other State Bar races, Kevin Lyons was elected treasurer and Amy E. Wochos was elected to a three-year seat on the Judicial Council.
County Can Alter Fringe Benefits of Elected Officials
Despite a state statute that prohibits counties from altering the compensation paid to elected officials, a state appeals court has ruled that Eau Claire County can increase paycheck deductions for retirement and health insurance.