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    • Jul
      01
      2015
      • Adverse possession recurrently affects property owners, who might find themselves in disputes with neighbors over seemingly inconsequential strips of land. Three recent Wisconsin cases have involved subjective intent, hunting land, the definition of “substantial enclosure,” and acquiescence. These cases will likely affect almost any adverse possession dispute.
    • Jul
      01
      2015
      • Good fences make good neighbors; bad ones might lead neighbors into court to battle over mismarked boundaries and “true” ownership of property. Jessica Shrestha overviews adverse possession, and what lawyers should consider.
    • Mar
      25
      2015
      • The state transportation department knew that a land developer did not intend to “dedicate” a right-of-way for a state highway project but took the land without paying, based on a drafting error in a certified survey map. Now the state must pay the property owner just compensation, plus attorney’s fees, costs, and interest.
    • Mar
      18
      2015
      • March 18, 2015 – Travel season brings rest and relaxation, but also the potential for tourist scams. In this article, consumer attorneys Ivan Hannibal and Mary Catherine Fons explain the typical timeshare scam, and the legal claims available to help remedy bad situations.
    • Jul
      02
      2014
      • July 2, 2014 – Fireworks are legal in Wisconsin, but using them requires a permit. This article covers state firework regulations, explaining the consequences of illegal use.
    • Jul
      01
      2014
      • The Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act protects individuals against certain social media searches by employers, educational institutions, and landlords. The law contains two basic restrictions, on access to information and on retaliation, but also provides several exceptions.
    • Apr
      16
      2014
      • April 16, 2014 – The recession hit Milwaukee hard. With increased foreclosures and abandoned properties came increased havens for crime. Now, Milwaukee’s legal team is helping the city revitalize. Two city attorneys, featured speakers on “problem properties” at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting and Conference, discuss their legal strategies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Nov
      01
      2013