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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!
Think of it as an encyclopedia for lawyers. The WI Attorney's Desk Reference contains recent case law and legislation impacting 11 practice areas and 35 topics. Newly updated 2016 editions are in stock now!
Get a national perspective at the 2016 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute. Hear from the CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association, David Cade. Learn more and register here.
Ensure you're properly citing sources in your legal documents with help from the Wisconsin Guide to Citation. The new 8th edition is now available - and it makes the perfect companion to The Bluebook. Order yours today!
Is real property part of your practice? Then you need the newly revised Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants. Get definitions, case law, and insight into current issues in one handy volume. Order now!
Untying the Gordian Knot: Law Firm Compensation
Stymied, Alexander the Great “untied” the impossible Gordian knot by severing it with his sword. Although law firm compensation can be one of the most difficult puzzles in law firm management, solving it need not invite similar rash action. This article reviews the most common compensation systems, how each of them rewards specific behavior patterns, and why effective compensation systems must be aligned with a law firm’s culture and values.
: Expanded Recovery for Injured Litigants
, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled existing state law to allow injured litigants to bring direct suits in Wisconsin courts against out-of-state insurance companies for a loss or injury that occurred in Wisconsin. The court also clarified considerations in seeking default judgments and confirmed that corporate officers may be held personally liable for their negligent acts.
Viewpoint: Wisconsin's Undeveloped Surrogacy Law
Parties to surrogate-parenting arrangements typically enter into agreements that spell out each party’s expectations and responsibilities. However, Wisconsin law is insufficiently developed to ensure adequate enforcement of such agreements.
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WebXtra Video: Untying the Gordian Knot: Law Firm Compensation
In this video, Michael Moore discusses the features of successful firms’ compensation systems. How does your firm compare?
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Changing Economics Creates Opportunity
Staff reductions create opportunities for staff and member leaders to work differently, discover greater efficiencies, and focus priorities.
Remove Politics from Judicial Confirmation Process
Congress should put the integrity and independence of the federal judiciary before partisan politics and work cooperatively and cordially to fill all federal judicial vacancies.
Supervising Lawyers: Accountability for Others' Work
Make reasonable efforts to ensure supervised lawyers are complying with ethics rules.
Keep Your Best Clients When Boomer Lawyers Leave
The ABA estimates there are 400,000 baby-boomer lawyers – about one-third of the nation’s current total. Take a close look at your law firm’s leaders and rainmakers. Chances are good these individuals will retire over the next 20 years. Here are some tips to ensure your law firm is prepared for the impact of this generational transition.
8 Ways to Freshen-Up Your Risk-Management Procedures
Jimmy the Groundhog predicts an early spring, which is a good time to open some windows and take a fresh look at your risk-management procedures.
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