With fewer cases going to trial, it's harder than ever to get real trial experience. But by volunteering to accept pro bono appointments for prisoner cases, lawyers can get the experience they seek while doing good for society at large, says Judge William Griesbach.
The best thing about the Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual is not only its start-to-finish checklists – from the initial appearance to sentencing – but also that it explains, in detail, how to check off the items on those lists. And with the latest supplement, you can trust that the law is up to date and relevant.
Lawyers have an ethical obligation to understand core principles surrounding the preservation and production of electronically stored information, including steps that can be taken to preserve confidential and privileged data. The author outlines some of the most relevant rules of professional conduct and ethics opinions for litigators dealing with 21st-century technology.
Aug. 26, 2016 – A man who pleaded guilty to selling a large amount of methamphetamine with his girlfriend in northwestern Wisconsin recently lost his federal appeal, despite his argument that the judge improperly calculated the quantity he sold.
July 6, 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision released June 23, 2016, ruled that police must obtain a warrant in drunk driving cases before seizing blood, but not for intoximeters. In this article, criminal lawyer Marcus Berghahn explains the ramifications.
Decided in June 1966, the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, requiring police to give suspects “Miranda warnings,” turns 50 years old this month. In this article, criminal defense attorney Marcus Berghahn revisits Miranda as its stands today.
Heads up: More changes to landlord-tenant laws in Wisconsin. In this article, Delavan attorney Brian Schuk explains how Act 176 helps landlords remove problem tenants with “crime-free” notice provisions, changes to “notice” language, and other measures.