After 16 years as executive director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, George Brown has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2017. By the time he retires next year, Brown will have served almost 30 years in various State Bar roles.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court (4-3) recently struck down a 2011 law that gave the governor power to reject rules promulgated by the superintendent of public schools and effectively clipped the superintendent’s rulemaking authority.
Daniel Schmidt had an extramarital affair with Kimberly Rose. He was later convicted for killing Rose and Rose’s brother. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the convictions, despite Schmidt’s objection to testimony provided by his wife.
Lawyers support the arts in myriad ways – from crafting contracts to creating estate plans and protecting copyrights to creating art themselves: the May Wisconsin Lawyer magazine looks at how lawyers improve our society through the arts. It also explains new rules to protect sensitive information in court records, and provides resources when hanging out your own shingle and more.
Federal law does not prohibit police departments, upon request, from releasing unredacted copies of “accident” reports, a state appeals court has ruled. But federal law may prohibit the release of unredacted “incident” reports.
A commercial truck manufacturer must pay double damages of $200,000 and another $200,000 in attorney fees for violating Wisconsin’s lemon law, a state appeals court has ruled, rejecting an “accord and satisfaction” argument.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, by a 5-2 majority, recently ruled that a condominium policy violated Wisconsin law by restricting a new condo owner's access to condo amenities, like a golf course, if the prior condo owner's assessments remained unpaid after foreclosure.
New Wisconsin lawyers took the Attorney’s Oath May 2, 2016, after passing the bar exam in February. The State Bar of Wisconsin welcomes its new members!
Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applications for appointment to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The application deadline is May 19, 2016.
The State Bar’s Board of Governors discussed whether to set up a paralegal certification program, approved a budget for fiscal year 2017, passed new vision and mission statements, and set the 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference date and location.
A package approved by the Wisconsin Supreme Court is designed to encourage more pro bono work and increase access to justice.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David T. Prosser, who has served on the court for 18 years, announced today that he is retiring with five years remaining on his term, which ends in 2021. Prosser was re-elected to a 10-year term in 2011.
The Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young Lawyers divisions announce incoming officers and directors.
A former Walgreens worker denied unemployment insurance benefits on the grounds of “substantial fault” recently won her appeal.
Paul Swanson of Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
A state appeals court will have to decide whether a state statute retroactively deprives a victim of lead paint poisoning from asserting a vested property right, now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has reached a stalemate on the issue.
April 14, 2016 – Changes to real estate laws preempt municipal ordinances, concerns about the enforceability of arbitration provisions in nursing-home admission contracts, and limits on teachers’ First Amendment rights: The April issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine takes an in-depth look at these and other issues.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke must release unredacted immigration forms the office received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pursuant to an open records request, a state appeals court has ruled.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court (4-2) has upheld the conviction of a defendant who argued that he was incompetent to stand trial or be sentenced for a charge of second-degree sexual assault, reversing an appeals court decision.
After her son and daughter-in-law divorced, Carol Meister, who lives in Ohio, filed a motion seeking court-ordered rights to visit her four grandchildren. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court clarified the standard to determine such rights.