In this video, State Bar of Wisconsin President Patrick J. Fiedler talks to WISC-TV’s “For the Record” host Neil Heinen about juvenile justice and a bill that would return nonviolent, first-time juvenile offenders to juvenile court jurisdiction.
Oct. 2, 2013 – An overhaul of Wisconsin's Criminal Procedure Code is taking shape through a comprehensive bill that is 20 years in the making but just recently introduced. In this article, Wisconsin Judicial Council attorney April Southwick and U.W. Law Professor David Schultz, who helped draft the bill, explain the major provisions.
March 20, 2013 – A new mining law relaxes environmental standards for permitting and operation of a mining site in Wisconsin. But advocates for an iron ore mine up north face an uphill battle. In this article, Madison lawyer Elizabeth Wheeler explains the new law.
Feb. 4, 2013 – Now that Governor Walker has released a Small Business Regulatory Review Board report highlighting a total of 218 administrative rule changes and 307 modifications that the governor believes will help relieve the regulatory burden on small business, Assembly leaders have announced their own plan to review all 1,768 chapters of the Administrative Code.
Oct. 17, 2012 – In this article, attorneys John Loringer and Daniel Griffin summarize two cases challenging the constitutionality of voter identification requirements in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 and highlight the underlying procedural issues of temporary injunctive relief and standing.
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.