Prosecutor's Voir Dire Questioning Not Improper in PAC Case
A prosecutor in Portage County elicited a promise from the jury during voir dire to convict if the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration. Recently, a state appeals court ruled the pro mise did not violate the defendant’s constitutional right to a jury trial.
Same-Sex Marriage Now a Reality, but Legal Issues Still Linger
Nov. 5, 2014 – Same-sex marriage is now the reality in Wisconsin. But lawyers and same-sex couples will still encounter many legal questions that are still unanswered. In this article, attorney Christopher Krimmer raises various legal issues and offers some solutions.
Is Your Health Insurance Plan Right for You? Time to Reassess
Nov. 5, 2014 – In this video, Corrine Bultman of Bultman Financial Services answers some questions about the health insurance “marketplace” under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment is Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, so now is the time to explore the options for yourself and your family.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Nov. 5, 2014 – 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.
Important Notice: Attorneys Must Update Addresses Through eCourts
Nov. 5, 2014 – All attorneys who do business with the courts or want to receive court mailings and notifications must update and maintain addresses online through Wisconsin’s eCourts system. Attorneys can no longer contact the clerks of court to update their addresses.
Water Law in Wisconsin: Are You Ready for the Global Demand and Economic Opportunities?
Nov. 5, 2014 – The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world’s surface fresh water, stands to play an important role in the world’s global water market. Jenny Zook suggests this future demand for water is an opportunity for lawyers to effect policy and help safeguard Wisconsin’s natural resource. Here are some resources to get you started.
Republicans Ride Election Wave to Sizeable Majorities in Assembly and Senate
Republicans in Wisconsin saw major gains with sweeping wins in races for Governor and Attorney General, and retained sizeable majorities in the State Senate and Assembly. Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General-Elect Brad Schimel rode the wave to comfortable statewide victories in their respective races.