“De Facto Marriage”: Cohabitation Claims in Wisconsin
Sept. 16, 2015 – The number of Americans choosing to cohabitate instead of marry is at an all-time high for every age group. While Wisconsin does not recognize common law marriage, these “de facto marriages” often mimic traditional divorce cases when cohabitation relationships end.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Sept. 16, 2016 – 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. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
On Family Law: Methods for Settlement Negotiations
Sept. 16, 2015 – Today, the trend is to settle – rather than litigate – family law cases. While settling is important, how the case is settled is just as important. Here are some resources to help you gain the skills to effectively negotiate a settlement.
Small- and Mid-sized Firms Needed for 2016 U.W. Summer Clerkship Program
Sept. 16, 2015 – The U.W. Lawyering Skills Program seeks law firms in small and mid-sized communities to participate in its 2016 Summer Clerkship Program. Law students between their second and third years of study are placed in firms in Wisconsin communities to gain practical skills and experience.
On Law Firm Websites: Potential Clients Judge the Book by Its Cover
Sept. 2, 2015 – Distinctive websites can help law firms target and land potential clients. Even in this day and age, many law firms don’t have websites, or don’t invest enough into them, says one expert. In this article, learn why a good website is important for client development.