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    • September
      01
      2012

      Medicare's Stakes in PI Settlements

      In light of the ongoing debate on liability Medicare set-asides, litigators must be alert to the possibility that personal-injury claim proceeds of Medicare beneficiaries might be subject to claims of the federal government.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Viewpoint: Jury Service - Through an Attorney's Eyes

      Attorneys frequently are excused as jurors, so it isn't often we hear their perspective from the jury box. In recognition of September as Wisconsin's Juror Appreciation Month, here is one Wisconsin-licensed attorney's experience as a jury foreman in a recent Texas drunk-driving case.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Technology: The Ethics of Cloud-based Services

      Despite the omnipresence of Internet-based services such as email and cloud storage, individual attorneys must determine whether use of a particular technology, product, or service meets the reasonable-standard-of-care obligation.

    • September
      01
      2012

      President's Message: A Fresh Start

      Communicate with your State Bar Board of Governors representatives and participate in your local bars to be sure your voice is heard as to what the Bar does well, what can be improved, and new ideas.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Lawyer Discipline

      The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and component of the lawyer regulation system, assists the court in carrying out its constitutional responsibility to supervise the practice of law and protect the public from misconduct by lawyers. The OLR has offices at 110 E. Main St., Suite 315, Madison, WI 53703; toll-free (877) 315-6941. The full text of items summarized in this column can be viewed at www.wicourts.gov/olr.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Supreme Court Digest

      This column summarizes all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline, which are digested elsewhere in the magazine). Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer invite comments and questions about the digests. They can be reached at Marquette University Law School, 1215 W. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, (414) 288-7090.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Court of Appeals Digest

      This column summarizes selected published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are available online at http://www.wisbar.org/wislawmag. Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer invite comments and questions about the digests. They can be reached at Marquette University Law School, 1215 W. Michigan Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, (414) 288-7090.

    • September
      01
      2012

      Sports and the Law: A National Niche and a Baseball Deal to Remember

      Beneath America's favorite pastime lives a complex legal and business world. With insight from sports industry lawyers Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz, follow the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion – a deal they helped bring about – and the rise to prominence of Foley & Lardner in sports law.

    • September
      01
      2012

      WebXtra: Looking at the sports pages differently

      Foley & Lardner attorneys Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz talk about their involvement in the sports law industry, the roles of lawyers in big sports transactions, how their firm built a nationwide sports practice, and their favorite teams.

    • August
      01
      2012

      Viewpoint: "'Happy Lawyer': Not an Oxymoron"

      I spent many years enduring the practice of law before I finally learned how to actually enjoy it. Here are some lessons learned over 30 years that might help other lawyers enjoy their practices, too.

    • August
      01
      2012

      Pace of Change: Are Law Schools Keeping Up?

      Lawyers operate in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world, as do the educational institutions that prepare law students to become practicing attorneys. Are law schools keeping up?

    • August
      01
      2012

      SOS: Defendants' Right to Counsel

      In Montejo, the U.S. Supreme Court ruptured long-settled law concerning interrogation of criminal defendants. The Wisconsin Supreme Court extended a lifeline to a defendant affected by the change but left unclear the durability of this means of legal recourse for future accused individuals.


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