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    • July
      01
      2012

      WebXtra Article: A Brief History of Concealed Weapons in Wisconsin

      At some time in Wisconsin's history, society's perception of weapons and how they were carried changed. A person could go virtually unnoticed walking down Main Street in 1872 with a holstered weapon on his or her hip, but the same cannot be said today. While frontier folks feared concealed weapons, contemporary residents have the same reaction to openly carried weapons.

    • July
      01
      2012

      WebXtra Video: Learn More about Kevin Klein

      At his presidential swearing-in ceremony, Klein remarked "To be a leader of an organization such as the State Bar, one must have a feel for what the members want, and must have an opinion about what should be done. The key to successful leadership, as far as I'm concerned, is the balance between those two things." Hear more from Klein in this video.

    • June
      01
      2012

      Career: Pressure Proof: Three Ways to Build Resilience

      Resilience is the ability to bounce back, grow, and thrive through stress, challenge, and adversity. Resilience can be learned, practiced, and improved. Here are some skills that can help lawyers perform under pressure.

    • June
      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.

    • June
      01
      2012

      Private Reprimand Summaries

      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.

    • June
      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.

    • June
      01
      2012

      Valuing Retirement Benefits in Divorce

      Married couples' retirement plans may be among their most valuable and complicated assets. Appraising plan values correctly for a fair division at divorce is a challenge many attorneys do not feel qualified to undertake. This overview of retirement plans will give attorneys a deeper understanding of clients' assets.

    • June
      01
      2012

      Viewpoint: Making Wisconsin's Child Welfare Law Work

      Too often, the child welfare system focuses on false issues, engenders adversarial rather than collaborative relationships, and delays addressing the real issues: timely resolving the safety and permanency issues crucial to a child's welfare. We must refocus the system for the sake of children and their families.

    • May
      01
      2012

      "Equal Voice" Confirmed: Worker's Comp Carriers Can Compel Settlement

      Worker's compensation carriers can seek to compel settlement of a plaintiff's bodily injury lawsuit over the injured-plaintiff's objections. In its decisions, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals emphasized the circuit court's authority to resolve settlement-related disagreements between insurers and injured parties.

    • May
      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.


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