101: The Basics of Malpractice Insurance
Nerino Petro Jr. and Joe McCarthy tell new lawyers about the importance of malpractice insurance, how premiums are determined, and how to report a matter that might be the basis of a claim.
Retirement Adrift: Financial Elder Abuse
Investor abuse is at an all-time high and elderly investors and retirees are especially vulnerable. For investors who lose money due to stockbroker misconduct, there are options for recovery through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or state and federal courts.
P.O.D.s May Thwart Testators’ Intent: It’s What Mom Wanted
Some features of Wisconsin law may undermine a decedent’s true wishes, rather than advance them. Estate-planning attorneys should advise clients about the potential pitfalls of using payable-on-death designations to make changes to their estate plans.
As I See It: A Passion for Pro Bono: What’s Stopping You?
We’re all busy, but providing pro bono legal services doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Here, lawyers experienced with the practical, and sometimes political, challenges posed by pro bono work offer tips to get involved in pro bono work.
Final Thought: The Promise of Gideon
State Public Defender Kelli Thompson reflects on 50 years of Gideon v. Wainwright, requiring states to provide legal representation to indigent defendants facing serious offenses.
Your State Bar: Double Relaunch
The redesigned, rebuilt, and relaunched WisBar website and Wisconsin Lawyer magazine provide you better access to State Bar knowledge and information.