July 15, 2015 – Richard Brown, chief judge for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, retires on August 1 as one of the longest serving judges in Wisconsin history. In this article, Judge Brown explains how he got there, why he stayed, and what he hopes to leave behind.
As a successful international business and finance lawyer and a dedicated human rights advocate, Walter White Jr. did not grow up respecting the rule of law. Rather, he grew up respecting the lawyers who changed the law to make it more just. His experiences growing up amid myriad injustices informed his advocacy for human rights and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.
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.
April 15, 2015 – Despite his brother’s warnings that he would have to “work like a dog” to be a judge on the new Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Charles Dykman proceeded full steam ahead. A year later, he was elected and stayed for more than three decades.
Several women lawyers discuss some of the things that make it possible for them to succeed as professionals and as parents: governmental and workplace family-leave policies, supportive spouses, parents, and colleagues, technology, and the willingness to set priorities at those inevitable times when they can’t have and do it all.
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.