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Just released! Wisconsin Attorney's Desk Reference is now in it's 5th edition! Perfect as a primer, a refresher, or a starting point, the Desk Reference is designed to be an easy-to-use guide for any attorney who needs a quick answer to a question, or an introduction into an area of law.
Codebooks are now available as eBooks! Download them and enjoy the added searchability and functionality enabled by your device. Buy your print edition by July 31, 2014, and receive the eBook edition for free! More!
As part of the new Business School for Lawyers initiative, we are proud to introduce two seminars that focus on developing a business plan and the business principles to grow your practice. Learn more.
The 3rd Annual Health, Labor, Employment Law Institute is scheduled for August 21-22. Earn up to 12.0 CLE and 2.0 EPR credits while having a mini-getaway in Wisconsin Dells.
Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry Law: Protecting Persons and Property
Here is an in-depth look at the concealed carry law's provisions, how it applies in various property contexts, and practical ramifications and potential legal issues arising from the law's enactment.
Form I-9: Verifying Employment Eligibility - Can I Go Too Far?
Wisconsin's "Personal Protection Act" establishes a licensure system for the concealed carry of weapons and sets guidelines for property owners, businesses, and employers that may interact with license holders. Here is an in-depth look at the law's provisions, how it applies in various property contexts, and practical ramifications and potential legal issues rising from the law's enactment.
E-Verify: Electronic System to Confirm Employment Eligibility
Wisconsin companies licensed in Arizona or 16 other states that mandate the use of the federal E-Verify electronic system to confirm employment eligibility of new employees must use the program in those jurisdictions.
The Gay Divorcée: When Same-Sex Marriages Dissolve in Wisconsin
Marriages and marriage-like relationships between same-sex individuals are becoming more common, but the widespread lack of legal sanction for same-sex marriage means that gay and lesbian individuals must act cautiously when separating their relationshipbonds.
WebXtra Video: Learn More about Kevin Klein
At his presidential swearing-in ceremony, Klein remarked "To be a leader of an organization such as the State Bar, one must have a feel for what the members want, and must have an opinion about what should be done. The key to successful leadership, as far as I'm concerned, is the balance between those two things." Hear more from Klein in this video.
WebXtra Article: A Brief History of Concealed Weapons in Wisconsin
At some time in Wisconsin's history, society's perception of weapons and how they were carried changed. A person could go virtually unnoticed walking down Main Street in 1872 with a holstered weapon on his or her hip, but the same cannot be said today. W hile frontier folks feared concealed weapons, contemporary residents have the same reaction to openly carried weapons.
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'That Guy Is Me'
After decades of practicing law and being active in the State Bar of Wisconsin, Kevin Klein hasn't lost his enthusiasm for either, which will serve him well as the Bar's new president.
Violate Conflict of Interest Rules, Surrender Fees
A lawyer who concurrently represents clients with conflicting interests risks not only censure for the supreme court rule violation but also being required to disgorge fees earned from representing the affected clients.
Prepare a Disaster-Recovery Plan Before Disaster Strikes
Billable time determines your income; nonbillable time determines your future. You cannot afford not to have a disaster-recovery plan. Take it from two of more than 12 attorneys whose office building recently went up in smoke.
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