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Due to a change in our inventory system, between 8/19 at 3 p.m. and 8/31, the State Bar will be unable to ship printed books and supplements or fulfill walk-in orders. You may still place orders during this time, which will ship on 9/1. Other product orders will ship normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Whether you deal with worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or fair employment laws, the 2016 Wisconsin Employment Law Codebook is your one-stop-shop for all the statutes and regulations governing employment law in Wisconsin.
Involved in a guardianship, mental health, or probate case? The Judicial Benchbook: Probate contains the procedures, rules, and case law you need to know. Now available as a new 5th edition. Order now!
Quickly find case law to bolster your arguments. Family Law Casenotes and Quotes is a handy compilation of family law cases since 1977. It's updated 3 times a year so you always have the most up-to-date info. The July 2016 supplement includes three new casenotes and two revised casenotes. Order your copy today!
Navigate the complexities of child cases with the newly updated WI 2016 Children's Code and Juvenile Justice Code 2016. Keep the latest statutes at your fingertips - buy your copy today!
Confidently advise your business clients in a variety of situations with Business Litigation in Wisconsin. The newly revised 2nd edition includes the latest court decisions and legal developments impacting your clients. Order now!
E-banking: Modernizing Trust Account Rules
Amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys bring the rules governing lawyers’ handling of trust property more in line with modern banking practices. The new rule took effect on July 1, 2016.
School Accountability After “No Child Left Behind”
Most federal and state lawmakers agree that U.S. schools need to better serve all students, especially ones from disadvantaged backgrounds, but controversy continues over how to meet that goal. Learn what the federal Department of Education and Wisconsin’s elected officials are doing to reform K-12 public schools.
Sounding the Depths of Wisconsin’s Mediation Privilege
The primary goal of mediation is to reach a settlement; nearly as important is conveying information during mediation in such a way that Wisconsin’s mediation privilege protects the communications. This article discusses the privilege and its three general exceptions.
Outside the Box: Justice Prosser on His Career and the Supreme Court
After 18 years on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice David Prosser is retiring on July 31, 2016. Here, he talks about his career, opinion writing, judicial independence, recusal, and collegiality.
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Fran Deisinger: Pursuing a ‘Better Life’
During his year as State Bar president, Deisinger hopes to bring together members with diverse views and harness their collective action, to improve the profession and the legal system.
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Go Rural, New Lawyer
George Brown invites new lawyers to hop on the Greater Wisconsin Initiative Bus Tour, Oct. 7-8, to experience the opportunities of practicing in rural areas.
How to Collect on a Judgment After the Demise of the Creditor’s Lien
Megan Stelljes shows lawyers other ways to use the supplemental examination so as to help creditor clients maximize their ability to collect from debtors, now that the supreme court has done away with the creditor’s lien.
Lawyer’s Conflicts Might Not Be Imputed to All Firm Members
In certain circumstances, says Dean Dietrich, a firm can represent an entity despite a firm member’s personal conflict of interest with the client.
So, You Want To … Scrub Metadata from Word Files
Tison Rhine gives you the steps to remove potentially embarrassing, or worse, metadata from your Word files.
5 Ways Lawyers Can Profit from Positive Leadership
Paula Davis-Laack says these tips will help you become a better lawyer and leader.
Bankruptcy Cases: Proceed with Caution
Tom Watson warns, lawyers unfamiliar with recent bankruptcy law developments risk committing errors that could harm their clients and endanger their own disciplinary records.
Counselor, Heal Thyself
Bartlett Durand says simple professionalism isn’t difficult, but it can reap rewards for your own practice and our society.
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