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      • The Act of God Defense: Does It Still Exist?
      • Although the Act of God defense – that a defendant is insulated from liability for personal injury or property damages caused by a natural cause – is rarely used, it may become more common in the future if predictions of catastrophic weather events caused by global warming prove true.
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      • Bankruptcy Basics for Attorneys
      • This is the second of a two-part series to familiarize nonbankruptcy lawyers with basic bankruptcy law concepts and practices. This part focuses on specific aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings and provides practice hints. Part 1 appeared in t he March Wisconsin Lawyer.
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      • Beyond Robo-Signing: Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Basics
      • Recent revelations concerning unreliable mortgage-processing methods nationwide have cast a negative light on industry practices but also opened the door to new defenses for homeowners and their lawyers involved in foreclosure actions. This article is a basic key for finding potential mortgage-document mistakes and using this information to help clients keep their homes.

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      • More for Less
      • The new State Bar PINNACLETM Institutes provide focused, in-depth CLE and opportunities to network and socialize and cost less to attend than the conventions of yore.
      • President's Message
      • Funding the State's Public Defender Program
      • The State Bar is commissioning a study to assess budgetary, caseload, and performance indicators for Wisconsin's indigent-defense assigned-counsel program.