May 21, 2014 – Recognizing the alarming rise in heroin and other opioid use and overdoses in recent years, the Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted two laws that directly affect emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance providers, first responders, and health care providers in this state who may be called on to treat persons experiencing opioid distress.
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.
Rhinelander High School captured its 17th high school mock trial state title yesterday after defeating Shorewood High School in a very close final round judged by six members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The team will now advance to the National High School Mock Trial Tournament, May 8-10 in Madison.
Jan. 2, 2014 – Health law issues will continue to keep lawyers busy in 2014, and not just lawyers who work in health law. In this article, Milwaukee lawyer Meghan O’Conner breaks down the regulation, implementation, and other issues to monitor this year.
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.
Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act will become effective on Jan. 1, 2014, including relatively little-known retaliation or whistleblower provisions. Attorneys and their business clients must know the broad definition of “protected activity” and how they can prevent retaliation claims from employees.
Sept. 18, 2013 – Did you know that starting in October, law firms with fewer than 50 employees can compare and buy health care plans on the health care exchange? In this article, health care attorney Barbara Zabawa answers questions about how the Affordable Care Act will impact law firms, law firm employees, and solo practitioners.
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.
Feb. 6, 2013 – With implementation of the Affordable Care Act, lawyers must monitor how changes will impact their clients. In this article, Madison lawyer Gesina Seiler gives an overview of some of the current and future compliance requirements.
Feb. 6, 2013 – Employees have expanded rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, under clarifications issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. In this article, Milwaukee lawyer Meg Kurlinsi explains how the changes impact leave to care for adult children.
Jan. 2, 2013 – In 2009, Wisconsin passed a domestic partnership law granting certain rights to same-sex couples who live together. A lawsuit challenged the law as unconstitutional. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the law in a case likely headed for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.