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    • February
      01
      2012

      Court of Appeals Digest

      This column summarizes selected published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. 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.

    • February
      01
      2012

      Nullification: A Jury's 'Secret' Power

      Notorious trials draw scorn for jurors who decide the fate of criminal defendants. But jurors often are restricted in their deliberations; they are not told of their traditional power to decide both the facts and the justness of the law as applied in a particular case.

    • February
      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.

    • February
      01
      2012

      Letters

      Wisconsin Lawyer publishes as many letters in each issue as space permits. Limit to 500 words, no endnotes. Submit to “Letters to the Editor,” Wisconsin Lawyer, P.O. Box 7158, fax them to (608) 257-4343, or email them to wislawyer@wisbar.org.

    • February
      01
      2012

      Practice Tips: 7 Tips to Spring Clean Standardized Form Contracts

      Here are a few tips that in-house and transactional attorneys can use to improve boilerplate language of standardized form contracts. Although the author refers primarily to standardized sales contracts, many of the tips can improve almost any standardized forms.

    • February
      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.

    • February
      01
      2012

      Walk in 'Our' Shoes: Why Docs Avoid Lawyers

      Whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants in personal injury cases, understanding doctors' concerns, and refining your communications with them, will improve the doctor-lawyer relationship.

    • December
      27
      2011

      Table of Contents

      The 640-page directory contains attorney alphabetical and geographical rosters; Wisconsin law firms; listings of federal, state, and tribal courts, including court personnel; directory of vendors providing law-related services; contact information for the State Bar of Wisconsin and other law-related organizations; and Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory.


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