Aug. 5, 2015 – There’s no need to dread researching legislative history. Research Wisconsin Legislative History is a printable eight step guide, with a list of print and online sources for each step on the back, to assist you with your research.
Feb. 4, 2015 – Avoid Google, Yahoo, or Bing, and go directly to the source for answers to questions about medicine and its practice. From symptoms to pricing to hospital and doctor rankings, no doctor bill is needed for information available at these medical-related websites.
Jan. 21, 2015 – Wisconsin’s Children’s Code has long defined “child” as a “person who is less than 18 years of age.” But the statutes sometimes say otherwise. Wisconsin attorneys rely on State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s Wisconsin Juvenile Law Handbook for guidance on representing children of all ages in Wisconsin courts.
Jan. 7, 2015 – We have all had that aggravating experience of clicking on an online link and getting a 404 error message, signaling that the page is no longer there. Link rot, or reference rot, is a serious problem in the legal world, but it can be prevented.
Dec. 3, 2014 – Serving and consuming alcohol beverages is part of many people’s year-end holiday celebrations. But regulation of alcohol beverages is an issue year-round for businesses that produce, transport, and sell them and for governmental officials who monitor these activities. PINNACLE’s Alcohol Beverages Regulation in Wisconsin, newly supplemented in 2014, will help you unmuddy the waters for private and public clients.
Nov. 5, 2014 – The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world’s surface fresh water, stands to play an important role in the world’s global water market. Jenny Zook suggests this future demand for water is an opportunity for lawyers to effect policy and help safeguard Wisconsin’s natural resource. Here are some resources to get you started.
Sept. 17, 2014 – The next time you attend a State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE CLE program you won’t have to carry a heavy binder. As of today, all CLE course materials for State Bar programs will be in electronic format.
July 2, 2014 – Increasing productivity and efficiency is high on just about everyone’s list. Apps are a great way to organize yourself, increase your productivity, and even read the news. There are many to choose from – some free, some not.
Feb. 5, 2014 – Many reliable Internet sites are a click away when you seek information public companies and state organizations. Basic financial information, locations, comparison rankings, background, and historical information are fairly easy to find.
Sept. 4, 2013 – Receive breaking legal news and in-depth analyses of legal trends and developments in the practice of law directly to your desktop, iPhone, Android, iPad, or other electronic device. The State Bar of Wisconsin offers six RSS feeds. Choose the WisBar page or pages that interest you most.
June 5, 2013 – The recently released beta version of the Wisconsin Statutes eBook is a useful source for Wisconsin statutes research, especially when you cannot access a print copy or do not have an Internet or a Wi-Fi connection available.
May 15, 2013 – This article outlines the process when searching for briefs that are filed electronically, and those that are not filed electronically, with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
May 1, 2013 – Fastcase has enhanced its Authority Check feature to flag cases that courts have reversed or overruled. The Bluebook requires that courts indicate negative history of cases cited within opinions. Bad Law Bot uses algorithms to find negative citation history; it flags those cases and provides links to them. Fastcase is a State Bar member benefit.
Jan. 16, 2013 – When you visit WisBar.org next month, you'll experience far more than a fresh coat of paint applied to the website. On Monday, Feb. 4, the State Bar will launch a new WisBar, the first major redesign and technology overhaul since 2005.