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    • April
      16
      2014

      City Attorneys: Powerful Tools for Eradicating Problem Properties

      April 16, 2014 – The recession hit Milwaukee hard. With increased foreclosures and abandoned properties came increased havens for crime. Now, Milwaukee’s legal team is helping the city revitalize. Two city attorneys, featured speakers on “problem properties” at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting and Conference, discuss their legal strategies.

    • April
      16
      2014

      Know a Wisconsin Legal Innovator? Are You One?

      April 16, 2014 – The practice of law is undergoing historic change. To survive and thrive, law firms must find ways to innovate with the purpose to improve an outcome. The State Bar seeks nominations of innovators who are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Watch this video; you may find you are the innovator, or know one. Nominations are due June 30, 2014.

    • April
      16
      2014

      Vote by April 25 in State Bar Elections

      April 16, 2014 – The State Bar will elect a president-elect, secretary, Judicial Council representative, district governors, and division officers this month. Ballots, which were mailed last week, must be received by the Bar no later than April 25. The winning candidates will assume their offices on July 1.

    • April
      16
      2014

      Stellar Cast of Stars to be Honored at Annual Meeting & Conference in June

      April 16, 2014 – The Member Recognition Celebration at the 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference is brimming with awards and is free to all conference attendees. The celebration, which recognizes attorneys, judges, law firms, organizations, and law students who have made outstanding pro bono, public service, or public education contributions in 2013, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 26, at Lake Geneva.

    • April
      16
      2014

      West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards

      April 16, 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.

    • April
      16
      2014

      Ethical Dilemmas: Are You a Specialist?

      April 16, 2014 – This month’s Ethical Dilemmas question focuses on advertising and the reference to being a “specialist” within the guidelines of the Wisconsin Rules of Professional Conduct.

    • April
      02
      2014

      Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16: Give Certainty to Your Family

      April 2, 2014 – Studies suggest that roughly 70 percent of us will be unable to make decisions for ourselves at some point in our lives, but no more than a third of all American adults have an advance care plan in writing. In this video, Elder Law Section members Ben Adams and Michael Kujawski remind us of the importance of advance directives.

    • April
      02
      2014

      West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards

      April 2, 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.

    • March
      19
      2014

      Bill Expands Preconviction Strip Search Authority in Wisconsin Jails

      March 19, 2014 – A proposed bill allows jails to strip search arrested persons who will be jailed in general population for more than 12 hours. The bill is grounded under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the State Public Defender has voiced its concern.

    • March
      19
      2014

      Conflict Waivers for Lawyers Acting as Counsel Then as Board Members

      March 19, 2014 – Conflicts may arise for lawyers acting in a dual capacity, including those serving as directors for client organizations. In this video, State Bar ethics advisors Tim Pierce and Aviva Kaiser explain that a lawyer’s role as a director may limit the lawyer’s ability to fully represent the client in future legal matters.


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