How can solo and small firm lawyers stand out from their competition? Sarah Ruffi shares three essential tips for lawyers looking to build their brand and improve client development.
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.
The Wisconsin Public Records and Open Meetings Handbook, recently revised by State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, is the key to identifying public information and complying with the related rules of the road.
Earn up to 15.0 CLE and 6.5 EPR credits while getting the latest tools and techniques for a successful practice at the 2016 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference.
The new Belle Case La Follette Awards from the Wisconsin Law Foundation provide $2,000 each to three recent law school graduates who represent underserved populations – people who have difficulty affording legal services and those in rural areas with limiited access to legal services.
Amanda Bergman of Wausau speaks from experience after she moved from an urban position to a rural practice, and encourages anyone thinking about making the change to sign up for the Greater Wisconsin Initiative Rural Bus Tour, Oct. 7-8.
Take a sneak peek at next month’s new look for WisBar InsideTrack.™ Our goal? To get you what you need – quickly – so you can move on to the next task at hand.
A circuit court ordered a woman to pay more than $50,000 to her uncle’s estate after a jury determined she stole money from him while serving as his caretaker. Recently, a state appeals court cut that award to about $6,000.
Woodman’s Food Market sued Clorox Company for price discrimination when Clorox started selling larger bulk products to wholesale stores only. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected Woodman’s federal claim.
As of Dec. 1, 2016, Canadian companies will be able to hire or transfer Mexican employees more quickly and at a lower cost. Mexican citizens may apply for work permits directly at Canadian ports of entry, similar to American citizens.
The circuit court in Fond du Lac County granted a motion to suppress blood test evidence in an operating while intoxicated (OWI) case, concluding that police coerced the driver to provide the sample. Recently, a state appeals court reversed.
In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the application of promissory estoppel in the context of construction bidding. At issue is the impact of bid negotiations upon the general contractor’s ability to assert promissory estoppel where a subcontractor later declines or refuses to honor its bid.
A federal district judge in Wisconsin who talked about urban decay, social unrest, and personal experiences before sentencing a heroin dealer to 84 months in prison committed procedural error, a federal appeals court panel has ruled.
The Construction and Public Contract Law Section has established this blog to provide its members with valuable information concerning issues that are important to attorneys engaged in construction or public contracting law.
In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals faced the issue of whether a lender’s title insurance policy covers construction liens that arise from the lender’s decision to cease funding its construction loan due to a loan imbalance.
A state appeals court has ruled that a circuit court’s dismissal order was “final” even though the parties had not resolved a claim for contractual attorney fees, concluding the appeals court has jurisdiction to hear the appeal.
Putting on a panel at the State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference, even one relating to international practice and involving participants’ use of Skype from Uganda, is surprisingly easy. This is the author’s journey.
Aug. 3, 2016 – A lot went down at the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the 2015-16 term. Learn about the changes and the decisions, with commentary from Marquette Law Professor Dan Blinka and trial and appellate lawyer Michael Brennan of Gass Weber Mullins LLC.
Aug. 3, 2016 – Does your client want to encourage employees to participate in a workplace wellness program? Recently, new rules clarify the financial incentives that employers may offer to encourage participation, as well as the privacy and confidentiality requirements.