May 20, 2015 – Do you use a computer, tablet, or mobile device to process, transmit, store, or access client information over the Internet? If yes, welcome to the world of cloud computing. A new ethics opinion provides guidance on what lawyer’s must do to ensure their cloud-computing activities are ethically sound.
May 20, 2015 – Lawyers often begin negotiations by demanding too much upfront, causing both sides to stall out before reaching an agreeable result. By better understanding how to bargain and developing a plan of movement, you can avoid this dead end, says attorney and mediator J. Anderson Little.
May 6, 2015 – Could standards, similar to child support, work for spousal support? Earlier this year Illinois put into effect a statute for maintenance guidelines. Could it happen in Wisconsin? The author believes maintenance guidelines are a good idea if they are advisory, allowing for judicial discretion. Ignoring individual circumstances creates more harm than good.
May 6, 2015 – New innovations allow attorneys to reach people “who we traditionally have not been able to provide services for because of the … expansion of technology,” says William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association.
Recent cases have led attorneys and courts to focus on obstreperous conduct during the discovery process. This article identifies the intersection between the discovery rules and the rules of professional responsibility and then focuses specifically on how professional responsibility applies to the deposition process – from noticing the deposition, to preparing the witness, to taking and defending the deposition, to post-deposition practices.
ABA President William Hubbard says thinking differently about how lawyers deliver legal services may provide solutions to many of the challenges facing lawyers and people who need, but can’t afford, legal services.
April 15, 2015 – Do you have a deposition soon? In this article, author, attorney, and law professor Shane Read reveals a few tips on deposing and representing witnesses in depositions.
Several women lawyers discuss some of the things that make it possible for them to succeed as professionals and as parents: governmental and workplace family-leave policies, supportive spouses, parents, and colleagues, technology, and the willingness to set priorities at those inevitable times when they can’t have and do it all.
March 18, 2015 – After attending a Joint Leadership Orientation for State Bar Board of Governors, committee, section, and division leaders last fall, Communications Committee chair Douglas Frazer writes about what he learned about the State Bar of Wisconsin.