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The 1th Annual Door County Intellectual Property Academy - July 14 & 15 in Sturgeon Bay - features judges, leading in-house counselors, professors, and IP subject matter experts presenting best-in-class IP CLE sessions. Register today!
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin gives you a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination from both state and federal perspectives. The new 6th edition is now available - order yours today!
The 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute is learning and fun all rolled into one. Socialize with legal professionals from around the U.S. at a special cocktail reception and optional excursions. Learn more and register here.
Get insight into the ever-changing world of family law at the 35th Annual Family Law Workshop, Aug. 4-6 in Sturgeon Bay. Reserve your hotel room by July 4 and register today!
Fail to follow civil procedure and your case could be lost before it even gets to trial. Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial is your guide to successfully navigating the complex rules governing litigataion. It's newly updated for 2016 so you'll have the latest case law to reference. Get yours now!
Repair or Replace? The Economic-Waste Doctrine in Construction Defect Cases
Damages in construction defect cases are generally measured by the cost to repair the defect. But in cases posing economic waste – in which a repair requires significant reconstruction or, despite a high cost, would not improve the property’s value – the measure is the decrease in property value caused by the defect. The inherent vagueness of the economic-waste doctrine often complicates determining which measure should be used in a given case.
Changing the Rules on Rulemaking
2011 Wisconsin Act 21 significantly changes how administrative rules are promulgated. Among other things, it narrows state agencies’ rule-making authority, gives the governor new powers to approve or prevent the adoption of rules, expands the economic-impact-analysis requirement to all agencies, and expands venue in declaratory judgment actions to all counties.
'Catch 22' Ethical Dilemma for Defense Counsel in TPR Litigation
Losing one's parental rights is a serious matter, which is why representation by counsel and appearance and participation by parents is required in termination of parental rights litigation. But defense counsel face an ethical dilemma when a court denies a motion to withdraw because a parent’s conduct makes it impossible for counsel to provide adequate representation. To continue representation violates professional conduct rules. To not continue representation violates statutory law. It's a "Catch 22."
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Mining in Wisconsin
Current mining proposals present opportunities for lawyers in a variety of practice areas. To help members gain the knowledge they need to maximize these opportunities, the State Bar is presenting a mining law symposium on Aug. 25
ADAs Barred from Working on Private Firm Criminal Cases
The State Bar Professional Ethics Committee issued formal Opinion EF-11-02, discussing conflicts in criminal practice arising from working as a part-time assistant district attorney while also working as a private practitioner.
Representing Clients Outside of Wisconsin
A Wisconsin-licensed attorney may provide legal services on an occasional basis in a state in which the lawyer is not licensed and not thereby violate the rules prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law.
Women Lawyers Walking the Tightrope
In part two of this two-part article on women lawyers balancing work and life, the author discusses the advantages to law firms of embracing the move to greater diversity of employees and clients.
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