The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
Feb. 18, 2015 – Imagine facing a legal question and unable to find an answer. Every lawyer’s nightmare? Perhaps. But that was often the challenge estate planning attorneys faced prior to passage of the new Wisconsin Uniform Trust Code, says Randy Nelson. The new trust code sets out a series of default rules.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Feb. 18, 2015 – 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.
Protecting the Vulnerable: Employment Law Covers Undocumented Workers, too
Feb. 4, 2015 – “They’re human beings and we have laws to protect against rape, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.” Dennis McBride, a trial attorney with the Milwaukee office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, doesn’t mince words when it comes to protecting all workers, even those who are undocumented, from employer abuse.
Pro Bono Spotlight: Noelle Bobbe – A Real Estate Lawyer for the Public Good
Feb. 4, 2015 – Meet a young lawyer who has discovered ways to give back to the community through pro bono work in Milwaukee. Noelle Bobbe works with nonprofits in real estate matters and handles cases critical to her pro bono clients. In her volunteer work, she has discovered that, while some cases may not be complex, there are always lessons to learn.