State Bar of Wisconsin Supports Proposed Expungement Bill
March 5, 2014 – The State Bar of Wisconsin supports a bill – Assembly Bill 818 – which clarifies that sentencing courts can order the expunction of a young person’s criminal record at any time, not just at the time of sentencing.
A “Crap” Shoot? Navigating Pollution Exclusion Clauses in Wisconsin
Feb. 19, 2014 – Pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts may bar coverage for a number of pollutants that cause damage, including animal excrement or farm septage used for fertilizer. But as St. Paul attorney Stacy Ertz explains, this area is a bit unsettled.
Succession Planning: Where Will Your Firm’s Next Leaders Come From?
Feb. 19, 2014 – Succession planning is critical to a firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests, but it’s a very difficult and often avoided topic for most lawyers. In this video, Michael Moore explains why firms, and solo practitioners, should have a plan in place.
Deadline to Run for Seat on Board of Governors is March 3
Feb. 19, 2014 – Member volunteers are the driving force behind State Bar of Wisconsin programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession. Please consider contributing your time and expertise as an officer or Board of Governors representative.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Feb. 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.
Blueprinting for Success: Achieve the Status You Seek
Feb. 5, 2014 – What are the intangibles that differentiate lawyers who thrive from those who wither? In this video, Deborah Epstein Henry discusses the skills necessary to achieve the success and status they desire.
Concerned about Discovery Costs and Sanctions? Time to Speak Up
Feb. 5, 2014 – In this article, Milwaukee lawyer Joseph Russell explains potential changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He notes that any amendments at the federal level would likely be adopted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the near future.
Milestone: Honoring 50-year Members at Spring Event
Feb. 5, 2014 – The State Bar will honor members who pass the 50-year milestone in the legal profession in 2014 at a special event to be held on May 14 at the Delafield Hotel in Delafield. A reception begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch.