Wisconsin Lawyer

State Bar of Wisconsin

Sign In

Top Link Bar

    Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Lawyer

News & Pubs Search

Advanced

Features

    • SOS: Defendants' Right to Counsel
    • In Montejo, the U.S. Supreme Court ruptured long-settled law concerning interrogation of criminal defendants. The Wisconsin Supreme Court extended a lifeline to a defendant affected by the change but left unclear the durability of this means of legal recourse for future accused individuals.
    • Pace of Change: Are Law Schools Keeping Up?
    • Lawyers operate in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world, as do the educational institutions that prepare law students to become practicing attorneys. Are law schools keeping up?
    • New Law Eases Requirements: Navigable Waterway Permits
    • 2011 Wisconsin Act 167 changes the DNR’s permitting authority and requirements for navigable waterway permits. Effective Sept. 1, 2012, the new law eases requirements for private entities seeking to fill navigable waterways by shortening timelines, removing public participation requirements, and creating presumptive approvals. The changes have significant implications for the state’s administration of the public trust doctrine.