Sum-Sum-Summertime: Employment Law Issues of Seasonal Work
June 3, 2015 – Summertime triggers new employment opportunities for seasonal workers, including high school and college students. In this article, labor and employment lawyer Jesse Dill explains some of the employment law issues that arise with seasonal work.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
June 3, 2015 – 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.
Using MyHein to Minimize Your Legal Research Time
June 3, 2015 – HeinOnline contains centuries of legal documents just as they appear and in full text. Learn how to quickly use this legal database available through the Wisconsin State Law Library.
Cloud Computing is the New Norm: Ethics Opinion Outlines Lawyer Obligations
May 20, 2015 – Do you use a computer, tablet, or mobile device to process, transmit, store, or access client information over the Internet? If yes, welcome to the world of cloud computing. A new ethics opinion provides guidance on what lawyer’s must do to ensure their cloud-computing activities are ethically sound.
How a Case Gets to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
May 20, 2015 – For anyone who needs a refresher on how a case gets to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the author provides a primer on petitions for review and bypass, certification, and original jurisdiction in this state’s highest court.
Avoid Stalling Out: How to Successfully Negotiate
May 20, 2015 – Lawyers often begin negotiations by demanding too much upfront, causing both sides to stall out before reaching an agreeable result. By better understanding how to bargain and developing a plan of movement, you can avoid this dead end, says attorney and mediator J. Anderson Little.
50-Year Member: Gary Bakke, Ahead of His Time
May 20, 2015 – A former State Bar of Wisconsin president, Gary Bakke knew change was coming in the legal profession, well before it came. A visionary and small-town lawyer, he built the law firm of Bakke Norman as a family law and business litigation lawyer.