Ethical Dilemmas: What Solicitation Activities are Prohibited as ‘Real-time Electronic Contact’?
Dec. 17, 2014 – This month’s Ethical Dilemmas question offers guidance the types of solicitation activities prohibited as “real-time electronic contact.” While there is not year a clear answer, Wisconsin lawyers relying on guidance from other jurisdictions may assume that email and text messages, when otherwise in compliance with the Rules, are not prohibited methods of solicitation.
Know the Rules: Special Enrollment Periods for Health Insurance Plans
Dec. 17, 2014 – This is the fifth in a series of articles from the State Bar Insurance and Member Benefits Committee designed to help State Bar members better understand and evaluate their health insurance options in light of the changes coming under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This article is intended to be informational and is not an advertisement for insurance or giving tax or legal advice.
Internet Advertising: What is Permissible and What is Not?
Dec. 3, 2014 – Wisconsin lawyers who are considering participating in an Internet-based lead generation service must comply with ethics rules on advertising. In this article, Assistant Ethics Counsel Aviva Kaiser explains considerations for compliance in this gray area.
Get Off the Seesaw: Develop Your Daily Marketing Ritual
Dec. 3, 2014 – Do you market when business is struggling, and stop marketing when business is good? If the answer is yes, you are on the marketing seesaw, according to Tom Palzewicz, a certified business coach at ActionCoach in Elm Grove.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Dec. 3, 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.
Keep up Clients’ Spirits with PINNACLE’s Alcohol Beverages Regulation in Wisconsin
Dec. 3, 2014 – Serving and consuming alcohol beverages is part of many people’s year-end holiday celebrations. But regulation of alcohol beverages is an issue year-round for businesses that produce, transport, and sell them and for governmental officials who monitor these activities. PINNACLE’s Alcohol Beverages Regulation in Wisconsin, newly supplemented in 2014, will help you unmuddy the waters for private and public clients.
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.