April 16, 2014 – The practice of law is undergoing historic change. To survive and thrive, law firms must find ways to innovate with the purpose to improve an outcome. The State Bar seeks nominations of innovators who are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Watch this video; you may find you are the innovator, or know one. Nominations are due June 30, 2014.
The legal profession and marketplace are experiencing rapid change, with more to come. To survive and thrive, law firms must find ways to innovate to improve outcomes. Read what drives firms to innovate and how some Wisconsin lawyers and judges are doing just that. Then, nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator so we can tell their stories, too.
Reducing your firm’s paper storage requires initial investments of money and effort. But, Nerino Petro says, you’ll realize the benefits in terms of dollars and time saved and available for billable client work.
Feb. 19, 2014 – Succession planning is critical to a firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests, but it’s a very difficult and often avoided topic for most lawyers. In this video, Michael Moore explains why firms, and solo practitioners, should have a plan in place.
By 2020, half of the workforce will near retirement age. What does this mean to you? If you want your firm to continue and prosper after you, your partners, or key staff members retire, you must act now. At a minimum, you must identify the lawyers and clients who bring the most value to the firm and adopt ways to pass on lawyers’ knowledge and client relationships.
Jan. 15, 2014 – Ethical dilemmas affect every lawyer’s practice. This series of questions and answers appears each month in InsideTrack. The answers, offered by State Bar’s Ethics Counsel Timothy Pierce and assistant ethics counsel Aviva Kaiser, are intended to provide guidance only and are not legal authority. Each situation will depend on the facts and circumstances involved.
Dec. 18, 2013 – Select programs from the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference are available as webcast seminars. Tuition for institute webcast programs is included in the cost of the Gold and Silver Ultimate passes, and the first two webcast offerings are complimentary for all conference attendees. The webcasts dates are Dec. 19 and Jan. 14.
Nov. 20, 2013 – In this video, State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro discusses the 2013 Economics of Law Practice in Wisconsin Survey. Petro highlights information regarding typical attorney flat rate charges, private practice billing rates, hours per week, billing methods, and more.
Nov. 20, 2013 – If you are a regular webcast, OnDemand, or telephone seminar attendee, you are already familiar with myMedia on WisBar, your personal library of all of your State Bar electronic purchases. Here you also will find your Books UnBound and Forms Library subscriptions. You can easily track all of your electronic State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® purchases in the myMedia section of myStateBar.
Nov. 6, 2013 – In this video, risk management expert Todd C. Scott highlights the latest trends in malpractice and shares advice on the habits and systems firms should use to keep client matters on track and avoid malpractice claims.
Nov 6, 2013 – This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting. It also discusses a new rule that allows lawyers to obtain CLE credit for substantive articles published in electronic formats like WisBar InsideTrack, not just print publications.