Several attorneys who practice in rural areas throughout Wisconsin – from Rice Lake to Marquette, Mich. – explain how they came to practice where they do, what they like about rural practice, and what challenges they face.
July 16, 2014 – Thinking of starting your own law practice? Maybe you just graduated and can’t find a job. Maybe you are tired of your current firm. Maybe you’ve always wanted to be your own boss, or just want to improve a business aspect or your existing firm. Whatever the case, you need a business plan.
A national study – including roughly 1,600 Wisconsin lawyers – investigated who in the legal profession is happy, or not, and why they feel that way. What makes lawyers happy? It’s not what many people may think.
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.
Nov 6, 2013 – This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting. It also discusses a new rule that allows lawyers to obtain CLE credit for substantive articles published in electronic formats like WisBar InsideTrack, not just print publications.
July 16, 2013 – Mark your calendars for the largest gathering of lawyers in the state in 2014. The State Bar will hold its first Annual Meeting & Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on June 26 and 27. The conference begins and ends with point/counterpoint plenary sessions, and fills the hours in between with social events and CLE opportunities.
June 5, 2013 – In this article, the State Bar of Wisconsin highlights members who have reached the 50-year milestone in their careers. Lawrence Bugge, Phillip Hellmuth, Tod Hodan, James Kolka, and Jack O’Brien join more than 100 Wisconsin lawyers, admitted to the bar in 1963, who were honored at a special event on May 15.
Jan. 2, 2013 – Lawyers and courts are navigating new waters when dealing with today's legal issues in the world of social media, and the law in this area can be particularly challenging because it is changes quickly. In this video, Jina L. Jonen, Wisconsin Education Association Council – Legal Department, and Judith A. Williams-Killackey, Quarles & Brady LLP, discuss social media from the employer and the employee perspective.
Nov. 7, 2012 – According to solo practitioner Bryan Sims, there are two keys to achieving a balance between the business of law, the practice of law, and life: Timeshifting and integrating technology. In this article, Sims explains timeshifting and the necessary tools to make it happen.
Sept. 5, 2012 – Virtual law offices give lawyers a new way to deliver legal services and assemble legal teams, according to solo practitioner Brent Hoeft and small firm lawyer Nicole Garton-Jones. In this article, both attorneys explain the benefits, and misconceptions, of virtual law practice.