Attorneys and their employer clients must consider carefully how changes to federal wage and hour law will impact their employees and their labor costs subsequent to the Dec. 1, 2016, effective date of the changes.
A number of rule changes will take effect on July 1, including mandatory electronic filing of circuit court records and new rules that permit electronic banking transactions for fees and trust accounts. The court also took action on other pending petitions last month.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Find out more about resources and research guides for elder abuse and neglect cases specific to Wisconsin.
In 2016, the Wisconsin Law Foundation awarded more than $32,000 in grants for law-related educational programs across the state.
As in the previous two years, there is no increase in dues and court assessments. Can’t find your statement? Access it online.
Choose topics from three CLE tracks at the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, Aug. 18-19 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Save $50 When You Register by July 29.
The print 2016-17 Wisconsin Lawyer Directory is coming out in September – make sure your information is up to date. And be sure to take advantage of the special preorder price before July 31.
As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations.
The best family law practices will be built by combining old-fashioned networking with digital technology and a good website. However, lawyers who use online referral services need to be sure they are complying with Supreme Court Rules.
It happens quite often: A lawyer leaves a firm to join another firm. If a former client calls asking for the lawyer who has left for another firm, what’s the appropriate response?
What do dog bites, wind turbines, and crowdfunding have in common? They’re all covered in the 2016 edition of Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law.
A public hearing will be held on the petition of Richard A. Kranitz, Grafton, to reinstate his license to practice law in Wisconsin. Any interested person may appear at the hearing and be heard in support of or in opposition to the petition for reinstatement.
Do you know a risk taker? A trailblazer? The State Bar wants to hear about the innovators and the ideas that are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator who breaks with tradition to do it better, differently.
The 52-member Board of Governors also approved the concept of a voluntary paralegal certification program that the State Bar would develop and administer, approved new strategic priorities, and took other actions at its final board meeting of the fiscal year.
The Supreme Court recently applied the economic loss doctrine’s “integrated systems” analysis in determining whether coverage is afforded where an insured provided a non-conforming product that was later incorporated into other property. Learn what this decision suggests in this blog post from Attorney Patryk Silver.
A circuit court properly denied a plea withdrawal motion without an evidentiary hearing, even though the defendant argued that he did not enter to plea knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today.
A convicted murderer will not get a new trial despite his challenge to an “intelligence analyst” who mapped his location based on cell phone data. Defendant Robert Cameron had argued that the witness was not properly screened as an expert.
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently rejected the appeal of a woman convicted and sentenced for defrauding numerous victims with fake profiles on dating websites, a scheme that resulted in $2.2 million in identifiable losses.