Make an Impact with Your End-of-Year Giving: Support the Law Foundation
Dec. 3, 2014 – People give for a variety of reasons – the desire to help others, personal experience with a program or organization, because it just makes us feel good about ourselves – but everyone wants their gift to make an impact. Donating to the Wisconsin Law Foundation ensures your gift will make a difference.
CLE Reporting 101: Admitted in an Even Year? Reporting Deadline Looms
Nov 19, 2014 – Those admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in an even-numbered year must complete their continuing legal education credits by Jan. 31, 2015, and report them to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners by Feb. 3, 2015. This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting.
Spoliation: What’s the Lawyer’s Duty to Preserve Evidence?
Nov. 19, 2014 – When do you have an obligation to preserve evidence? The court has clearly said that when there is the distinct possibility of litigation, a lawyer has a duty to preserve evidence. In this video, John Walsh of Axley Brynelson discusses the growing instance of spoliation and outlines the lawyer’s role to preserve evidence.
Responding to Ebola: Public-Health Lawyers in Wisconsin Play a Big Role
Nov. 19, 2014 – The Ebola Virus Disease isn’t going away anytime soon. That means public health teams, including government lawyers, will remain busy monitoring public health threats and taking appropriate legal measures. In this article, learn about the challenges and Milwaukee's planning efforts.
Think You’re Appealing? Be Sure with PINNACLE’s Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Nov. 19, 2014 – Winning on appeal takes more than hard work and good intentions. It requires knowing the big picture, and the tricky little details. You need to know what the appellate court will consider, and how to get the relevant record before them, the standard of review, and the color of your brief’s cover page. All this information, the subtle and the sublime, can be found in PINNACLE’s Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, newly supplemented for 2014.
Pitfalls to Avoid when Evaluating Health Insurance Options
Nov. 19, 2014 – The open enrollment period to obtain or change health insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun. In this article, the third in a series on choosing health insurance plans, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Insurance and Member Benefits Committee provides more information on navigating the system.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Nov. 19, 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.
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.