March 5, 2014 – In April, Ralph Cagle will square off with Kevin Palmersheim in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin's president-elect post. Recently, Ralph sat down for a brief Q&A to discuss why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish, and why he always keeps a pair of hiking boots in his car.
March 5, 2014 – In April, Kevin Palmersheim will square off with Ralph Cagle in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin's president-elect post. Recently, Kevin sat down for a brief Q&A to discuss why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish, and why Packers-Vikings games are a must-win for him before any jury trial.
March 5, 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.
March 5, 2014 – The State Bar of Wisconsin supports a bill – Assembly Bill 818 – which clarifies that sentencing courts can order the expunction of a young person’s criminal record at any time, not just at the time of sentencing.
The clearest conclusion to be drawn from the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in Rosecky v. Schissel, a surrogacy-agreement case, is that Wisconsin law concerning such agreements is still far from well-defined.
Following Rock-Koshkonong Lake District v. Wisconsin DNR, the bedrock principles of the public trust doctrine in Wisconsin – the civil right of the public to use and enjoy navigable waters, and the broad rule of standing to protect that right – remain firmly intact.
Reducing your firm’s paper storage requires initial investments of money and effort. But, Nerino Petro says, you’ll realize the benefits in terms of dollars and time saved and available for billable client work.
The Wisconsin Judicial Code would specifically authorize judges to give litigants, including self-represented litigants, information or use techniques to simplify legal proceedings, under a petition that received a public hearing today at the state supreme court.
Feb. 19, 2014 – Pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts may bar coverage for a number of pollutants that cause damage, including animal excrement or farm septage used for fertilizer. But as St. Paul attorney Stacy Ertz explains, this area is a bit unsettled.
Feb. 19, 2014 – Succession planning is critical to a firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests, but it’s a very difficult and often avoided topic for most lawyers. In this video, Michael Moore explains why firms, and solo practitioners, should have a plan in place.
Feb. 19, 2014 – Member volunteers are the driving force behind State Bar of Wisconsin programs and initiatives. When you get involved, you help shape the future of your Bar and your profession. Please consider contributing your time and expertise as an officer or Board of Governors representative.