Social Media: Locking the Door to Private Information
The Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act protects individuals against certain social media searches by employers, educational institutions, and landlords. The law contains two basic restrictions, on access to information and on retaliation, but also provides several exceptions.
Bob Gagan: A Man With Connections
In addition to connecting with members and responding to major issues challenging the profession, State Bar president Bob Gagan enjoys tailgating with his family in their Packer bus.
Estate Planning Metamorphosis: Wisconsin’s New Trust Code
The new Wisconsin Trust Code, effective July 1, 2014, is transformative and makes Wisconsin a better place to administer trusts. It answers basic questions not covered in the previous trust code and provides new tools that add flexibility for estate planning attorneys and their clients.
Keep Your Case Afloat: Wisconsin’s Court Competency Doctrine
A court’s competency to hear a particular dispute is a procedural issue that can torpedo a party’s case before it is considered on the merits. Generally, a court lacks competency to hear a case if a litigant fails to comply with a statutory mandate. Learn how to avoid case-sinking hazards.