The July/August Wisconsin Lawyer looks in-depth at changes to the rules governing lawyers’ handling of trust property and presents Justice Prosser’s candid reflections on his career and the supreme court, and much more.
A woman convicted of welfare fraud 30 years ago will never get her childcare certification back, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled, a 5-2 majority upholding a 2009 law that bans childcare certifications if convicted for certain crimes.
Thirteen employers and law students were recognized July 20 as participants in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Clerkship Program. The program offers employers and students a unique opportunity to share experiences and to promote diversity in thelegal profession.
Attorney Daniel Kelly is Gov. Scott Walker’s pick to replace Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the governor announced last Friday. Justice Prosser, reelected to a 10-year term in 2011, retires effective July 31, 2016.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court majority (5-2) recently sided with an insurance company that retained damages received on a subrogation claim, despite a motorcycle accident victim’s argument that subrogation damages should go to him.
A majority of Wisconsin Supreme Court justices could not agree on whether a victim alleging sexual assault should be barred from testifying if she refuses to release her mental health treatment records for in camera inspection, or whether criminal defendant.
The G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy, a new State Bar of Wisconsin program, aims to give lawyers skills, strategies, and resources to become effective leaders in the profession and community. Apply by Aug. 15, 2016, to be included in its inaugural class.
Aman Singh committed three nonviolent crimes between 2008 and 2011, a period in which the Wisconsin Legislature twice shifted its stance on whether to allow prison inmates to be released early from prison for good behavior.
A woman with seventh, eighth, and ninth operating while intoxicated (OWI) charges pending against her challenged a first-offense OWI she received in 1992, arguing the circuit court back then lacked subject matter jurisdiction.
Lands’ End, the clothing and apparel store, won a significant judgment against the City of Dodgeville. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided how much interest applies to the judgment under a judgment interest statute.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that physical evidence obtained after the illegal interrogation of a murder suspect was not “fruit of the poisonous tree” because police would have inevitably discovered the evidence.
Leopoldo Salas Gayton, convicted for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, argued that a judge improperly considered his immigration status as a factor at sentencing. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the judge did not.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently upheld a former girls’ high school basketball coach’s conviction for using a “computerized communications system” to facilitate sexual contact with a player, despite his argument that he did not use a computerized comm
Four people acquired real estate as tenants-in-common. One of them accumulated personal debt, including tax debt. Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided which judgment creditor would receive property sale proceeds, and how much.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, has ruled that minor unnamed plaintiffs alleging that their physician touched their genitals inappropriately during medical exams cannot maintain the lawsuit because of the statute of limitations.
Employees who work for the City of Milwaukee, including law enforcement and Milwaukee public school teachers, can now live outside the city limits without fear of being fired, under a recent ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
June 20, 2016 – If you were looking for answers on what’s happening in the current race for U.S. President, Amy Walter certainly provided some to close out the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference in Green Bay last Friday.
If you heard attorney Paul Clement’s presentation yesterday on “The Roberts Court” at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference (AMC), you are smarter now and understand why he is one of the nation’s top advocates.
June 16, 2016 – Last evening, exactly 34 years to the day after Fran Deisinger took the attorney’s oath to become a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, he took the oath to lead the organization as its 61st president, a one-year term beginning July 1.
The 52-member Board of Governors also approved the concept of a voluntary paralegal certification program that the State Bar would develop and administer, approved new strategic priorities, and took other actions at its final board meeting of the fiscal year.