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    • 2016 Wisconsin Legal Innovators
    • Who are Wisconsin’s innovators? Meet these movers and shakers – and learn what drove them to put new ideas to work to solve problems and improve the delivery of legal services..
    • Legal Malpractice: What Is It, Really?
    • Lawyers who fail to recognize legal malpractice might, even with the best of intentions, end up committing it. Learn more here about identifying and adhering to the applicable standard of care for your legal work.
    • Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Protecting Trade Secrets
    • Individuals who contemplate misappropriating or stealing intellectual property, take heed: the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 significantly increases the potential costs and penalties of stealing trade secrets. Read how Wisconsin lawyers can use the Act to protect clients who own or use trade secrets.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Hesitate No More: It’s Time to Innovate
  • Fran Deisinger says change might be daunting, but as this year’s legal innovators demonstrate, it’s also rewarding to lawyers and clients alike.
  • Your State Bar
  • Gary Bakke Was Right
  • George Brown says that as former State Bar President Gary Bakke urged, Wisconsin legal innovators are developing solutions to challenges facing the profession.
  • Ethics
  • Watch Your Words While Litigating
  • Poor behavior in the courtroom, including making disrespectful or sarcastic comments, might subject a lawyer to discipline by the presiding judge, says Dean Dietrich.
  • Marketing
  • Using LinkedIn as a Marketing Tool
  • Larry Bodine says LinkedIn is most useful to lawyers when used to connect with other local professionals who might refer new business.
  • Final Thought
  • Relish New Ideas
  • As current political and judicial developments illustrate, says Jeff Mandell, lawyers need an innovative mindset for the business and substance of law.