Ticket for Littering Cannot Be Expunged, Appeals Court Rules
Blaire Frett received an underage drinking ticket in 2012 but pled to an amended charge of littering. She paid the fine and later moved the circuit court to expunge her record. Recently, an appeals court said the record could not be expunged.
CLE Reporting 101: Admitted in an Even Year? Reporting Deadline Looms
Nov 19, 2014 – Those admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in an even-numbered year must complete their continuing legal education credits by Jan. 31, 2015, and report them to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners by Feb. 3, 2015. This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting.
Spoliation: What’s the Lawyer’s Duty to Preserve Evidence?
Nov. 19, 2014 – When do you have an obligation to preserve evidence? The court has clearly said that when there is the distinct possibility of litigation, a lawyer has a duty to preserve evidence. In this video, John Walsh of Axley Brynelson discusses the growing instance of spoliation and outlines the lawyer’s role to preserve evidence.
Responding to Ebola: Public-Health Lawyers in Wisconsin Play a Big Role
Nov. 19, 2014 – The Ebola Virus Disease isn’t going away anytime soon. That means public health teams, including government lawyers, will remain busy monitoring public health threats and taking appropriate legal measures. In this article, learn about the challenges and Milwaukee's planning efforts.
Think You’re Appealing? Be Sure with PINNACLE’s Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Nov. 19, 2014 – Winning on appeal takes more than hard work and good intentions. It requires knowing the big picture, and the tricky little details. You need to know what the appellate court will consider, and how to get the relevant record before them, the standard of review, and the color of your brief’s cover page. All this information, the subtle and the sublime, can be found in PINNACLE’s Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, newly supplemented for 2014.
Pitfalls to Avoid when Evaluating Health Insurance Options
Nov. 19, 2014 – The open enrollment period to obtain or change health insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun. In this article, the third in a series on choosing health insurance plans, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Insurance and Member Benefits Committee provides more information on navigating the system.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
Nov. 19, 2014 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.