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.
Oct. 25, 2013 – Did you know a free, comprehensive handbook will soon be available to help Wisconsin solo lawyers plan for death, disability, or incapacitation? It’s one of the many tips lawyers are learning at the 2013 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference.
In this bizarre online world, even people who have no desire to enter the digital frontier are being forced there, with little understanding of the digital property they own and even less understanding of what may happen to those assets if they die or become incapacitated. Planning is crucial. You can even schedule Facebook, LinkedIn, and tweets to post after you die. Think about it.
Sept. 18, 2013 – To stay competitive in this post-recession world, solo and small firms would be wise to explore new law firm models, says one law firm consultant. Meanwhile, a managing partner at Quarles & Brady discusses change at larger firms.
Sept. 4, 2013 – Use social media to build your practice – learn the habits and systems that help avoid malpractice claims – explore limited-scope representation – blueprint your success. These are just a few of the ideas and techniques covered in six plenary sessions at in the eighth annual State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference from Oct. 24 to 26 in Wisconsin Dells.
Sept. 4, 2013 – Receive breaking legal news and in-depth analyses of legal trends and developments in the practice of law directly to your desktop, iPhone, Android, iPad, or other electronic device. The State Bar of Wisconsin offers six RSS feeds. Choose the WisBar page or pages that interest you most.
Sept. 4, 2013 – In the age of social media and viral videos, evidence of employee conduct (or misconduct) can quickly become widespread, and use of social media may cause an employer to take disciplinary action. In this video, Madison attorney Wade Harrison discusses why employers should pay close attention to this evolving area of the law.
Wisconsin privacy law and intellectual property law protect against the use of an individual’s name for trade or advertising purposes. However, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in Habush v. Cannon found that such protections did not prevent a law firm from using two competing attorneys’ names to generate advertising on Internet search engines.
June 5, 2013 – The recently released beta version of the Wisconsin Statutes eBook is a useful source for Wisconsin statutes research, especially when you cannot access a print copy or do not have an Internet or a Wi-Fi connection available.
June 5, 2013 – Lawyers face unique document production challenges, from the filing requirement of courts and other governmental agencies to the need to maintain confidentiality of client information and prevent unauthorized changes to documents. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, talks about the basic PDF features all lawyers should have in their offices.
May 15, 2013 – This article outlines the process when searching for briefs that are filed electronically, and those that are not filed electronically, with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
May 1, 2013 – Fastcase has enhanced its Authority Check feature to flag cases that courts have reversed or overruled. The Bluebook requires that courts indicate negative history of cases cited within opinions. Bad Law Bot uses algorithms to find negative citation history; it flags those cases and provides links to them. Fastcase is a State Bar member benefit.
March 20, 2013 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics, and Answers program travels to Wausau on April 17. The program, which focuses on what lawyers need to know about technology in their office today and tomorrow, features State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro and Professional Ethics Committee member Dean R. Dietrich.
March 20, 2013 – Speech recognition is now a mature technology. Apple and Microsoft even include speech recognition in their desktop operating systems. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, discusses the benefits of speech recognition technology.
Feb. 6, 2013 – Windows 8 gives a new “look and feel” to the experience of using computers and mobile devices. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, discusses three of the most significant changes in Windows 8.
Jan. 2, 2013 – Lawyers and courts are navigating new waters when dealing with today's legal issues in the world of social media, and the law in this area can be particularly challenging because it is changes quickly. In this video, Jina L. Jonen, Wisconsin Education Association Council – Legal Department, and Judith A. Williams-Killackey, Quarles & Brady LLP, discuss social media from the employer and the employee perspective.
Jan. 2, 2013 – Many websites allow individuals to post reviews about products and services. If those reviews are not true, businesses can sue, and these types of cases are on the rise. This article explains the recent developments in this area with insight from Milwaukee lawyer Donald Daugherty.
Dec. 19, 2012 – The Supreme Court Rules now allow Wisconsin courts to accept electronically filed documents. In this video, Director of State Courts John Voelker discusses the roll out of electronic filing in 18 counties. The court is working to ensure a convenient and efficient system for lawyers, judges, and clerks of court.
Nov. 21, 2012 – If you use Google or cloud-based platforms, you are already part of the virtual law office scenario. In this video, Practice Management Consultant David J. Bilinsky discusses the benefits of the virtual law office, which include building a very strong and loyal virtual team, reaching out to clients, entering new markets, and serving the public interest.
Nov. 7, 2012 – Being technically savvy with the software that's already on your computer can save you time and money. In this video, Nerino Petro State Bar practice management advisor, talks with Ross Kodner, Microlaw Inc., who picks his top three software tools. Kodner recommends exploring what your current software can do before investing in new software.
Nov. 7, 2012 – According to solo practitioner Bryan Sims, there are two keys to achieving a balance between the business of law, the practice of law, and life: Timeshifting and integrating technology. In this article, Sims explains timeshifting and the necessary tools to make it happen.
Oct. 3, 2012 – Best practice recommends that you change your password frequently and that you don't use the same password for every website. In this video, Nerino Petro State Bar Practice Management Advisor discusses passwords, password security, and ways to keep your passwords safe online.
Sept. 5, 2012 – Virtual law offices give lawyers a new way to deliver legal services and assemble legal teams, according to solo practitioner Brent Hoeft and small firm lawyer Nicole Garton-Jones. In this article, both attorneys explain the benefits, and misconceptions, of virtual law practice.