Wisconsin lawyers are a creative bunch. Meet the artists – or lawyers who represent them – whether they are painters, actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians, or involved in some other creative endeavor. We hope you enjoy the mix of creativity showcased here.
Lawyers who practice “arts law” represent individuals and entertainment-industry businesses but also any business that uses visual images – and other types of creative works – on its products or as part of its marketing or advertising. This article identifies the key considerations for individuals who create art and businesses that buy, commission, or use visual images.
This special focus issue, says editorial board member Douglas Frazer, is a reminder of the many ways lawyers add to, complement, and support the arts – making the fabric of our communities and society so much better for it.
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.
Oct. 3, 2012 – Forty years ago, Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX's impact has been felt most prominently in the sports world. In this article, MU law professor Paul Anderson explains the unresolved legal issues related to Title IX.
Sept. 19, 2012 – What is the lawyer's role when a client wants to purchase a unique asset, such as one of only 120 professional sports teams in the country? In this video, Foley & Lardner attorneys Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz talk about their involvement in the sports law industry, the roles of lawyers in big sports transactions, how their firm built a nationwide sports practice, and their favorite teams.
Beneath America's favorite pastime lives a complex legal and business world. With insight from sports industry lawyers Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz, follow the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion – a deal they helped bring about – and the rise to prominence of Foley & Lardner in sports law.
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.
Oct. 18, 2010 – Recognizing the "far-reaching effects" of a court holding regarding "sports ticket distribution systems utilized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and others," the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will wait to determine whether the NCAA violated Indiana's law prohibiting illegal lotteries.
Jan. 27, 2010 – The Wisconsin Court of Appeals found an Internet posting is like a book or TV broadcast so that a defamation cause of action begins to accrue with its first appearance. Under the new rule, the court dismissed a defamation claim against sports announcer Bob Uecker and the Brewers baseball team.
- Effective Dec. 1, 2009, new FTC Guides apply the FTC Act to the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, including the use of new media such as blogs.
Effective Dec. 1, 2009, new FTC Guides apply the FTC Act to the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, including the use of new media such as blogs.
Opening a liquor store, tavern, or nightclub offers many risks and rewards for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Here’s what you need to know about the liquor licensing process to provide your clients the professional guidance they need before, during, and after the license-application process to improve their chances for long-term success in their business ventures.
May 6, 2009 – Last year’s rampant flooding in Wisconsin pointed out a need that this program is designed to meet. Attend an afternoon of free training from 12:30 to 4:10 p.m. on May 21 in Madison to educate lawyers about common legal issues faced by victims of a natural disaster. Hear legal services professionals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, as well as private practitioners discuss how disasters af
April 15, 2009 – The next time you plan to attend a State Bar seminar, you can add it to your electronic calendar when you register by using WisBar’s new “Add to My Calendar” feature. Once you have registered, click the “Add to My Calendar” hyperlink. You will receive an email notification of your event with instructions on how to save the event to your electronic calendar. The feature works for Outlook and Google users.
Apirl 15, 2009 – Did you know that the State Bar of Wisconsin is the official record keeper for agencies that regulate the practice of law in Wisconsin? That means, when your State Bar member record is out of date or incorrect, it affects more than just the Bar. It could affect communications from the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, Board of Bar Examiners, and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
April 15, 2009 – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective ways to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
April 15, 2009 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers series will be presented on April 22 in Platteville and June 17 in Pembine. Pembine program information is not yet available. Pembine is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Rhinelander, Green Bay, and Marinette, and about a half hour from Iron Mountain, Mich. Both seminars, presented in two sessions, will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 11:15 a.m.
March 18, 2009, – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective resources to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
- The Wisconsin Supreme Court in Atkins v. Swimwest invalidated yet another waiver-of-liability agreement.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court in Atkins v. Swimwest invalidated yet another waiver-of-liability agreement. Atkins unfortunately does not clarify this area of the law, and while it may still be possible to create enforceable exculpatory agreements, there remain numerous traps for nonvigilant drafters.