Oregon is addressing an access to justice problem with regulatory rule changes that embrace the virtual legal marketplace, including providers like Avvo. Other states have gone the opposite direction, issuing ethics opinions prohibiting such engagement. Wisconsin has not yet issued a formal position via ethics opinion or otherwise.
Advances in assistive reproductive technology are giving new options for parentage to individuals who are in same-sex marriages, are dealing with infertility, or both. But Wisconsin law is not keeping pace. To resolve disputes when a surrogacy agreement falls apart and grant parent status, the author proposes that Wisconsin courts use an “intended-parent” test.
From using technologies in a new way to embracing the changing model of how to practice law, young lawyers are in the best position to drive where the future of the legal system is headed, says Chad Burton, a keynote speaker at the recent 2017 Young Lawyers Conference and Young Lawyers Leadership Summit.
The holidays can be a tough time for non-placement parents who don’t live close to minor children, not to mention the children. In this article, Brandon Carlin explains the benefits and pitfalls of “virtual visitation,” also known as “virtual parent-time.”
At this time of year, many lawyers think about buying gifts for others … and themselves. This guide to the coolest gifts lists high- and low-tech things you need – or ones you just really, really want.
Do you have hundreds or thousands of emails sitting in your inbox? Does a constant flow of incoming email interrupt your day? This article, from an email management expert, explains a simple system to clear the clutter, and take control of your workday.
Brands (including law firms) can use hashtags to launch campaigns, engage directly with consumers, build loyalty, and gather real-time data for market research. This article explains some of the legal issues that can arise when using hashtags on social media.
Lawyers can find social media success by focusing on helping others get what they want, says Kevin O'Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog a company which works with lawyers develop their presence on the Web.
Cyberattacks are inevitable. Setting up effective preventive measures need not be either prohibitively expensive or time consuming, even for lawyers practicing on their own or in small firms, if you know the basics concerning ethical responsibilities and the most common types of attacks.
On Sept. 15, La Crosse and Florence counties became the latest counties to implement mandatory e-filing in civil, small claims, family, and paternity cases. Under the new mandatory e-filing rule, Wis. Stat. section 801.18, attorneys and high-volume filers, such as collections agencies, are required to file electronically.