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The 2016 Wisconsin Municipal Law Codebook is an annual compilation of the statutes lawyers deal with most when handling matters falling under municipal jurisdiction. Get yours today!
Get your clients the recovery they deserve with help from The Law of Damages in Wisconsin - newly updated for 2016!
Now you can enjoy even more networking at WSSFC 2016. Check out our new LinkedIn group exclusively for Conference attendees.
Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order 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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