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.
Dec. 19, 2012 – Twenty-six sessions from the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Appellate Practice, Real Estate & Business Law, and Health, Labor & Employment Law institutes will be available as webcast seminars in January. Institute webcasts are free for institute attendees and are included in the cost of the Ultimate Pass.
Sept. 5, 2012 – With all the new health care rules and regulations, lawyers must be mindful of the need to be self-reporting in issues or incidents and must have systems and resources available to protect and assure compliance. In this video, Milwaukee attorney Michael Bamberger surveys developments in health law from the past year.
Aug. 15, 2012 – Health care issues are front and center in the news nowadays. For people like Karen Timberlake, improving the health care system in Wisconsin is a way of life. Timberlake is the recipient of the 2012 Health Law Attorney of the Year Award. She will receive the award on Aug. 23 at the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute in Wisconsin Dells.
July 18, 2012 – Football season is right around the corner, as well as potential concussions. In high school football alone, there are approximately 67,000 diagnosed concussions each year. In this article, Madison lawyer Patrick Fiedler explains the duties and obligations created by a new concussion law.
July 5, 2012 – Now that the question of the Act's constitutionality has been decided, employers that sponsor health plans should move immediately to comply with its health insurance requirements. Although the Act's most significant pending provisions will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, other burdensome rules will become effective before then. In this article, Todd Cleary summarizes the most pressing requirements for employers.
July 5, 2012 – The Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF) recently awarded $24,080 in grants to law-related programs in Wisconsin. Grants include educating the public on health care reform, providing estate planning services to Native Americans, smoothing the way through bankruptcy issues for pro se litigants, helping Spanish-speaking residents understand family court issues, expanding teen court programs, and supporting the State Bar-sponsored Mock Trial Program and the translation of a popular publicati