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Are you current on Wisconsin's PROM laws? The Wisconsin Public Records and Open Meetings Handbook is newly updated as a 5th edition with the latest case law and court opinions. Get 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. Treat yourself to a copy this holiday season.
Streamline your family law cases with the forms, checklists, and other helpful tools you'll find in Family Law in Wisconsin: A Forms and Procedures Handbook. Plus, it's updated for 2016 to keep you current. Order yours today!
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Legal Innovation: Ideas that Spark Change
The legal profession and marketplace are experiencing rapid change, with more to come. To survive and thrive, law firms must find ways to innovate to improve outcomes. Read what drives firms to innovate and how some Wisconsin lawyers and judges are doing just that. Then, nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator so we can tell their stories, too.
Opportunity for Service and Growth: Representing Veterans
Representing military veterans who are appealing denials of service-connected injury and illness claims is a way for attorneys to assist underserved clients while also helping the United States pay its debt to fellow citizens.
Returning to First Principles? Governmental Immunity in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 2012-13 decisions involving the governmental immunity statute not only reiterated the practical limits of such immunity but also opened the door to governmental actors being held responsible for potentially costly nuisance-abatement processes.
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That's a Fine Idea! Legal Innovation Wisconsin
The practice of law is undergoing historic change. Tell us about the innovators and ideas that are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Through “That's a Fine Idea! Legal Innovation Wisconsin,” the State Bar of Wisconsin will showcase examples of legal innovation already underway. Help us tell that story. Nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator at ThatsaFineIdea.com or www.wisbar.org/innovate.
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Join Patrick Fiedler at the State Bar Annual Meeting and Conference for great CLE, incredible resort recreational amenities, receptions, and a beach bash.
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The Courage to Fail
Wisconsin lawyers are increasingly willing to try new business practices that carry risks but bigger rewards, says George Brown.
Jessa Nicholson: On Defending an Unpopular Client in a High-Profile Trial
Jessa Nicholson imparts lessons learned about media coverage, jury selection, and defense strategies while defending an unpopular client in a high-profile criminal trial.
As I See It
Some Native Americans Unaware They Risk Firearms Charges
Indigent Native Americans charged with a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence in tribal court may never know of their inability to legally possess firearms after conviction, says Mike Hanna.
Grow Your Practice with Content Marketing
Jenna Weber explains why and how to use content marketing effectively to generate new revenue.
Law Firm Innovation: From Idea to Implementation
Jordan Furlong lays out five increasingly difficult steps to implement an idea.
Online Banking Not Allowed for Trust Account Transactions
Firms can use electronic banking for transacting the law firm’s business, says Dean Dietrich, but not for trust-account transactions.
Advance Directives: Let’s Start the Conversation … Now
Complete a health care power of attorney, says Ben Adams, and talk with your agents about your values, wishes, and preferences.
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