The State Bar of Wisconsin National Mock Trial planning team is calling on attorneys, judges and experienced teachers and coaches from around the state to step up to the bench and volunteer to serve on a judging panel during the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship on May 9 and 10 in Madison.
April 2, 2014 – Studies suggest that roughly 70 percent of us will be unable to make decisions for ourselves at some point in our lives, but no more than a third of all American adults have an advance care plan in writing. In this video, Elder Law Section members Ben Adams and Michael Kujawski remind us of the importance of advance directives.
Want to refine your courtroom skills and delivery? Looking at procedure and performance from a different perspective, like that of a judge, can be very helpful, and the State Bar of Wisconsin has a perfect opportunity to do just that. You can take the bench while volunteering as a judge at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Madison from May 8 to 10.
April 17, 2013 – Most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their health care in the event that they cannot speak for themselves. Elder law attorney Ben Adams points viewers to the State Bar’s consumer guide, A Gift to Your Family, as a great tool to start the conversation. The State Bar is offering free electronic access to and special discounts on this resource through April.
March 6, 2013 – Investor abuse is at an all-time high, and the elderly are most at risk. In this video, attorney Jeff Salas discusses how financial abuse occurs, reveals the tell-tale signs of investment harm, and explains how investors can bring claims for harm caused by inappropriate investment sales.
Plan ahead, know yourself, and retire with your eyes wide open, advised presenters at the State Bar PINNACLE™ and Senior Lawyers Division seminar “Transition to Retirement from Law Practice.” In this video, available online with the May 2011 Wisconsin Lawyer, presenters Lane Ware, Harvey Wendel, and Harry Holtz stress transitioning clients to other lawyers and preretirement planning for finances and activities.
April 20, 2011 — This month the State Bar reminds lawyers about the importance of promoting advance care planning with their families, friends, and clients. In this video, William Colby, attorney for the controversial Nancy Cruzan right-to-die case, talks about the legal and medical impact of these issues.
April 6, 2011 – The State Bar Elder and Health Law sections are participating in National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16. Free electronic copies of the State Bar consumer guide, A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs, will be available from April 8 to April 25 on WisBar.org. Print copies, both English and Spanish, are available to members for a discounted price for the month of April.
In 2006, the Wisconsin Legislature made significant changes in Wisconsin law to address abuse against elderly people and younger vulnerable adults.The authors analyze the effectiveness of the new individual-at-risk restraining order, based on the results of a study looking at the first 30 months of the order’s availability.
Oct. 20, 2010 – State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE™ codebooks put relevant law at your fingertips, in your briefcase, or at your desk. Each codebook contains the critical statutes, regulations, and other materials for specific areas of law, in easily managed paperbound volumes. Discounted member prices range from $4.50 to $23.75.
May 6, 2009 – Last year’s rampant flooding in Wisconsin pointed out a need that this program is designed to meet. Attend an afternoon of free training from 12:30 to 4:10 p.m. on May 21 in Madison to educate lawyers about common legal issues faced by victims of a natural disaster. Hear legal services professionals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, as well as private practitioners discuss how disasters af