When changes are necessary to better serve their clients, improve access to justice, or simply make their work easier, lawyers can be pretty progressive. These 100 technological, intellectual, and practical innovations have fundamentally changed the way law is practiced.
One practice area lawyers cannot afford to ignore is bankruptcy. Because of bankruptcy courts’ broad jurisdiction, a wide variety of cases can be implicated, including evictions, foreclosures, the validity of and right to payment from trusts, consumer protection laws, defamation, and domestic support arrears.
This annual report looks at what’s going on in the legal profession in the United States and in other parts of the world. The legal profession will survive, says the author, if the profession recognizes the change that is occurring and turns it to an advantage.
Jan. 6, 2016 – Lawyers should consider their future – and those they leave behind – when moving on to a new firm or position. In this video, David Leibowitz gives practical advice for lawyers who leave their firms, and for those left behind.
Dec. 16, 2015 – While mingling at holiday gatherings this year, you may get the inevitable question: ‘hey, you’re a lawyer, can you fix this traffic ticket for me?’ In this article, attorney Michael Witt highlights important traffic law information to consider before saying yes.
Dec. 16, 2015 – With every case, there are the facts and the law – and there are people. Wisconsin Trial Practice, newly supplemented for 2015-16, will help you effectively work with the people you encounter in the courtroom – jurors, witnesses, judges – to maximize your chances of winning your clients’ case.
Dec. 2, 2015 – Work a room? The discussion surrounding networking often seems like the sole province of an extreme extrovert. Given the importance of in-person marketing for any business, what’s an introvert to do? Jeff Glazer has good news for those yearning for a different approach.
A prosecutor in Portage County elicited a promise from the jury during voir dire to convict if the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration. Recently, a state appeals court ruled the pro mise did not violate the defendant’s constitutional right to a jury trial.