Following Rock-Koshkonong Lake District v. Wisconsin DNR, the bedrock principles of the public trust doctrine in Wisconsin – the civil right of the public to use and enjoy navigable waters, and the broad rule of standing to protect that right – remain firmly intact.
Patrick Fiedler says the YLD makes every eligible lawyer feel welcome and offers many ways to get involved.
George Brown says the inadequate 0.85 cents of every state tax dollar that funds the court system should be increased to a full penny.
Reducing your firm’s paper storage requires initial investments of money and effort. But, Nerino Petro says, you’ll realize the benefits in terms of dollars and time saved and available for billable client work.
Dean Dietrich says determining whether a potential client’s interests might clash with those of a colleague requires predicting the likelihood of future conflicts.
Paula Davis-Laack presents five science-based ways for you to build your mental toughness and psychological resilience so you can perform at your best.
Tom Watson encourages lawyers to ensure they’re effectively using the most appropriate practice-management software and technologies for their practices.
Recent law school graduate Laura Hawkins participates in her firm’s recruitment efforts. You might be surprised to learn what legal employers really want.
Tricia Knight recalls the day an unhappy client made her wish for an escape hatch.
State Bar ethics advisors Tim Pierce and Aviva Kaiser discuss the need for advance waivers of conflicts when attorneys serve on clients’ boards of directors.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has added three criminal cases to its docket, including one to examine whether statements made by Rapheal Myrick at his co-defendant’s preliminary exam were admissible in the murder case against Myrick.
Feb. 27, 2014 – A state appeals court has sided with the Wisconsin Department of Justice to deny a man’s application to carry a concealed weapon because the applicant was previously convicted for disorderly conduct involving domestic violence.
A state appeals court recently tackled the “vexing problem” that arises when a penalty enhancer for habitual criminality triggers the need to impose a bifurcated sentence on the underlying misdemeanor crime or crimes.