The 52-member Board of Governors also approved the concept of a voluntary paralegal certification program that the State Bar would develop and administer, approved new strategic priorities, and took other actions at its final board meeting of the fiscal year.
A circuit court properly denied a plea withdrawal motion without an evidentiary hearing, even though the defendant argued that he did not enter to plea knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today.
A convicted murderer will not get a new trial despite his challenge to an “intelligence analyst” who mapped his location based on cell phone data. Defendant Robert Cameron had argued that the witness was not properly screened as an expert.
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently rejected the appeal of a woman convicted and sentenced for defrauding numerous victims with fake profiles on dating websites, a scheme that resulted in $2.2 million in identifiable losses.
Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting lawyers with fraudulent emails that purport to be from bar associations, lawyer disciplinary boards, or other official entities that lawyers may interact with in their capacity as legal professionals.
A state appeals court has ruled against Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Jr., who challenged a county budget that did not provide enough money for him to hire new law enforcement personnel that he deemed necessary to fulfill his duties.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (5-2) that the state properly joined intimidation charges to a sexual assault case that was not opened yet when the defendant made repeated threats to his girlfriend, a witness, from a jailhouse phone.
The State Bar of Wisconsin recently welcomed 90 new Wisconsin lawyers, graduates of the U.W. Law School.
Epic Systems, a Wisconsin-based health care software company, can’t force certain employees to bring their wage and hour claims individually through arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled last week.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that a woman involved in a car accident with a state employee cannot move forward with her lawsuit because she delivered notice of claim to the attorney general by personal service, not certified mail.
Criminal defense lawyers representing defendants accused of sexually violent crimes are not required to inform their clients that pleading guilty could result in the possibility of civil commitment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled (4-2).
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a district attorney cannot stop the Wisconsin Department of Justice from releasing public records about him to a local newspaper, concluding district attorneys don’t have a statutory right to block such records from being released.
The State Bar Welcomes the 126 graduates of Marquette University Law School who took the Attorney’s Oath and signed the Supreme Court Roll on May 23, 2016.
After 16 years as executive director of the State Bar of Wisconsin, George Brown has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2017. By the time he retires next year, Brown will have served almost 30 years in various State Bar roles.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court (4-3) recently struck down a 2011 law that gave the governor power to reject rules promulgated by the superintendent of public schools and effectively clipped the superintendent’s rulemaking authority.
Daniel Schmidt had an extramarital affair with Kimberly Rose. He was later convicted for killing Rose and Rose’s brother. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the convictions, despite Schmidt’s objection to testimony provided by his wife.
Lawyers support the arts in myriad ways – from crafting contracts to creating estate plans and protecting copyrights to creating art themselves: the May Wisconsin Lawyer magazine looks at how lawyers improve our society through the arts. It also explains new rules to protect sensitive information in court records, and provides resources when hanging out your own shingle and more.
Federal law does not prohibit police departments, upon request, from releasing unredacted copies of “accident” reports, a state appeals court has ruled. But federal law may prohibit the release of unredacted “incident” reports.
A commercial truck manufacturer must pay double damages of $200,000 and another $200,000 in attorney fees for violating Wisconsin’s lemon law, a state appeals court has ruled, rejecting an “accord and satisfaction” argument.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, by a 5-2 majority, recently ruled that a condominium policy violated Wisconsin law by restricting a new condo owner's access to condo amenities, like a golf course, if the prior condo owner's assessments remained unpaid after foreclosure.