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    • Apr
      11
      2014
      • 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.
    • Mar
      28
      2014
    • Dec
      10
      2013
      • 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.
    • Feb
      20
      2013
      • Feb. 20, 2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a rare child custody case involving the attempted adoption of an Indian child by a non-Indian couple, which implicates the federal Indian Child Welfare Act and could impact Wisconsin law.
    • Aug
      05
      2009
      • Aug 5, 2009 –This year’s program, Diversity and Empowerment: Your Competitive Edge, will be held on Oct. 2 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Coanchor of Primetime Live, John Quiñones, is the luncheon speaker. His topic is The Edges of Diversity in Network News. Jane DiRenzo Pigott, managing director of R3 Group LLC is the guest speaker for both morning sessions. Her topics are Speed Networking: Maximizing Your Investment and Creating Posi
    • May
      06
      2009
      • 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
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – The next time you plan to attend a State Bar seminar, you can add it to your electronic calendar when you register by using WisBar’s new “Add to My Calendar” feature. Once you have registered, click the “Add to My Calendar” hyperlink. You will receive an email notification of your event with instructions on how to save the event to your electronic calendar. The feature works for Outlook and Google users.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • Apirl 15, 2009 – Did you know that the State Bar of Wisconsin is the official record keeper for agencies that regulate the practice of law in Wisconsin? That means, when your State Bar member record is out of date or incorrect, it affects more than just the Bar. It could affect communications from the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, Board of Bar Examiners, and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective ways to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers series will be presented on April 22 in Platteville and June 17 in Pembine. Pembine program information is not yet available. Pembine is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Rhinelander, Green Bay, and Marinette, and about a half hour from Iron Mountain, Mich. Both seminars, presented in two sessions, will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 11:15 a.m.
    • Mar
      18
      2009
      • March 18, 2009, – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective resources to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
    • Mar
      04
      2009
      • March 4, 2009 – The 2009 Wisconsin Equal Justice Conference will bring together community representatives committed to ensuring civil equal justice for the poor and disadvantaged. The conference will take place on April 28, at the U.W. Pyle Center in Madison. At this event, organized by the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Legal Assistance Committee, attendees will explore innovative models that lawyers, courts, and other organizations are using to move Wisconsin closer to equal justice under law.
    • Dec
      05
      2008
      • At its Dec. 5 meeting, the State Bar Board of Governors voted to solicit input from members as it explores judicial recusal reform options. The varied considerations surrounding this issue demand that the State Bar’s position on recusal standards be carefully designed to balance a range of policy and practical considerations.
    • Dec
      05
      2008
      • Two Madison attorneys have accepted nominations to run for 2009 State Bar president-elect. James C. Boll Jr. is a corporate attorney for Madison Gas & Electric Co. and James R. Troupis is a partner with Michael Best & Friedrich. Nominees for treasurer are Margaret Wrenn Hickey and Kevin J. Lyons, both of Milwaukee, Nominees for Judicial Council are Mary E. Burke, Madison, and Tom Bertz, Stevens Point.
    • Dec
      04
      2008
      • Dec. 4, 2008 – The Board of Bar Examiners has announced that Wisconsin lawyers who must report their CLE credits this year have an additional month to do so. CLE credits still must be earned by Dec. 31. The BBE has extended the filing date to March 2 due to time considerations in the course approval process. The inclusion of ondemand courses has significantly increased the administrative burden on the BBE.
    • Dec
      03
      2008
      • The Wisconsin Supreme Court held that compensatory awards are available where the damages are shown “to a reasonable certainty” and that intentional infringement invites punitive damages. The court also held that a contract providing for recovery of attorney fees can extend to non-contract actions such as trademark infringement.
    • Nov
      25
      2008
      • On Nov. 21 the FDIC clarified the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program to include Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts. Consistent with its mission to ensure stability in the banking community, the FDIC has acted to protect client funds and assure continued funding for programs that provide legal aid to poor people when economic uncertainties make the need for legal guidance most critical. As a result of this action, an individual client’s funds deposited in IOLTA are fully insured regardless of the amoun
    • Nov
      13
      2008
      • The author provides seven principles to help determine tribal court jurisdiction over non-tribe members following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Plains Commerce Bank applying the “Montana exceptions” to the general rule against a tribe’s lack of jurisdiction over nonmembers.
    • Jul
      01
      2005
      • Learn to navigate the complex web of American Indian law online
      • Here are some basic resources to help you navigate the complex web of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, and tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence that affect American Indians.
    • Apr
      01
      2002
      • Astronomer, teacher, newspaper reporter? As a young girl growing up in the '50s, I knew I wanted to be a career woman. The only question, was "Which career?" I became a lawyer and went on to earn a master's in public administration. Instead of practicing law in the traditional sense, I embarked upon a public service career as an administrator. I also remained active in the State Bar to help improve the profession.