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Work wonders in your next worker's comp case with the newly updated Worker's Compensation Handbook. It thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker's comp law and practice. Plus, get insights into common and not-so-common scenarios. Order yours today!
Learn the nuts and bolts of more effective criminal defense strategies with the WI Criminal Defense Manual. It's newly updated for 2016-2017 with key legal developments impacting this practice area. Order yours today!
Keeping your civil case on the right track is easy with the newly updated WI Judicial Benchbook: Civil. Find clearly-outlined processes for common procedures such as filing motions, selecting a jury, and presenting witnesses. Plus, get insight into specialized actions. Order now!
Get an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in constitutional law at our CLE symposium “With Liberty & Justice.” One of the presenters is Jeff Scott Olson, a lawyer involved in a recent state appeals court decision regarding damages granted to a group of state Capitol protestors. Register now!
A Two-year Patch: 2010 Tax Relief Act Overview
There’s a little bit of relief for just about every taxpayer in the 2010 Tax Relief Act, including small and family businesses, working individuals, and wealthy people with substantial estates. The law contains several unique, limited-term planning opportunities but is fraught with peril for those who neglect the details.
Panning for Gold: Social Networking's Impact on E-Discovery
In seeking evidence when representing clients, attorneys must search where the evidence lies – and today, that often means searching online sources. The authors present practical recommendations and recent legal developments to help lawyers and clients understand how the use of social networking sites can affect a case.
Negotiating in the 'Red Zone'
Lawyers should take special care to advise clients in a timely and meaningful way, faithfully follow client instructions, and document their actions when negotiating settlements, particularly when a demand and offer fall within the client’s stated acceptable range – that is, the client’s red zone.
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The "I" in LRIS
Attorneys volunteering for the Lawyer Referral and Information Service's (LRIS) Lawyer Hotline Program provide basic information to callers and build camaraderie with their colleagues.
Finding a Purpose in Tragedy
The fact that we must relearn how to treat one another with civility and improve our public discourse is a sad commentary on our society following the senseless shootings in Arizona.
EI-10-01: Webinar Does Not, by Itself, Create Lawyer-Client Relationship
The State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued Informal Opinion EI-10-01, discussing whether a law firm’s informational Web seminar (webinar) creates a lawyer-client relationship. In Memorandum Opinion M-10-02, the committee reviews the prohibition of a lawyer acting at trial in matters in which the lawyer is likely to be a witness.
Restrictions on Withdrawals
Keeping client information confidential is the cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship, but there are a few very limited circumstances in which a lawyer may disclose such information, even without the client's permission. This article looks at those very limited exceptions.
8 Ways to Take the 'War' Out of Law Practice
Most attorneys are civil even as adversaries on opposing sides of a matter. For those few who might need a refresher, here are eight tongue-in-cheek tips to take the "war" out of legal practice. Frankly, we can apply these tips to our everyday lives to improve civil discourse, too.
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